Carroll Ferguson Nardone is a Professor of Technical Communication at Sam Houston State University, where she is also an Associate Dean in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Having directed the SHSU Writing in the Disciplines program since 2007, Dr. Nardone works with colleges and departments to integrate writing into degree plans and courses and provides one-on-one mentorship for faculty to include writing in their pedagogical practices. In addition, Nardone develops and leads week-long workshops for university faculty to improve disciplinary writing practices across the curriculum. She also provides shorter workshops for several academic audiences including graduate students, university faculty, research collaboratives, and visiting international faculty. Nardone also provides training and mentorship for new tenure-track faculty in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences as part of a grass-roots initiative to improve the writing culture on campus. Drawing upon her consulting experience at both the community-college and university levels, in 2013 Nardone directed the assessment and revision of SHSU’s Writing across the Curriculum program. She continues to work with the university’s Office of Academic Planning and Assessment to track writing outcomes and develop opportunities for increased writing activities across disciplines, and she consults with individual colleges at Sam Houston State University as they develop their own writing-supported curricula.
Dr. Nardone has published in the areas of writing pedagogy, writing assessment, visual rhetoric, and digital writing practices in College Teaching, Research and Practice in Assessment, the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, and Sound Instruction: Ready to Use Classroom Practice, Vol. II. She is co-author of the textbook Technical Communication as Problem Solving, and she has presented scholarly work at national and international conferences. Her teaching experience includes graduate classes in technical and professional writing and post-secondary writing pedagogy; her undergraduate expertise is in document design, rhetoric, and multi-modal composition.
Areas of specialization: Writing in the disciplines, writing to learn, writing program development, faculty development, curriculum development, and outcomes assessment.
Geographic Consulting Experience: U.S.