Carlos Evia, Ph.D.

Academic information

I received my Ph.D. in Technical Communication and Rhetoric from the Department of English at Texas Tech University in May 2004. I also hold a Master's in Computer Systems from Universidad La Salle, in Mexico City, and a B.A. in Communication from the Instituto de Ciencias Sociales de Mérida (ICSMAC), in Yucatan, Mexico.

Courses

In fall 2018, I am teaching COMM 2034: Visual Media.

Student committees

  • Allison Hutchison (Rhetoric and Writing), doctoral dissertation (committee chair).
  • Tana Schiewer (Rhetoric and Writing), "The Nonprofit Mission Statement as Genre: Speech Acts, Social Facts, and Ecologies." Doctoral dissertation (committee member). Graduated Fall 2017.
  • Jessica Beckett (Rhetoric and Writing), "Negotiating Expertise: The Strategies Writing Program Administrators Use to Mediate Disciplinary and Institutional Values." Doctoral dissertation (committee member). Graduated Spring 2017.
  • Ivette Valenzuela (Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences), "Community-based Lifestyle Intervention for Underserved Hispanics with Pre-Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes in Southwest Virginia." Doctoral dissertation (committee member). Graduated Fall 2015.
  • Brittany Hoskins (English), "The Rhetoric of Commoditized Vulnerabilities: Ethical Discourses in Cybersecurity." Master's thesis (committee member). Graduated May 2015.
  • Kathleen Kerr (Rhetoric and Writing), "The Plain Writing Act of 2010: Implications for the Transcultural Writer and User of U.S. Government Documents." Doctoral dissertation (committee member). Graduated Fall 2014.
  • Sanglin Lee (English), "A Pedagogical Model for Realigning the Priorities in Technical Communication between Industry and Academia." Master's thesis (committee chair). Graduated May 2014.
  • Rebecca Zeitz (Computer Science). "TechCommix: A Tool and Foundation for Rethinking and Restructuring Technical Documentation." Master's thesis (committee co-chair). Graduated May 2014.
  • Ben Hanrahan (Computer Science), "Getting Lost in Email: How and Why Users Spend More Time in Email than Intended." Doctoral dissertation (committee member). Graduated Spring 2015.
  • Alex McCarthy (English), "The Language of MySpace and Facebook: Identity Construction with the Personal Profile." Master's thesis (committee chair). Graduated May 2013.
  • Ashley Patriarca (Rhetoric and Writing), "Articulating Risk Communication: Assessing the User Experience of OSHA Grantee-Produced Training Materials." Doctoral dissertation (committee chair). Graduated May 2013.
  • Matthew Sharp (Rhetoric and Writing), "Organizational Identity-Power in Practice: The Rhetorics of University Identity." Doctoral dissertation (committee member). Graduated May 2013.
  • Tim Lockridge (Rhetoric and Writing), "Beyond Invention: How Hackers Challenge Memory and Disrupt Delivery." Doctoral dissertation (committee member). Graduated May 2012.
  • Anthony Allevato (Computer Science), "'A Data-Driven Approach to Transforming Computer Science Education." Doctoral dissertation (committee member). Graduated June 2012.
  • Chris Carroll (English), thesis on updating content about intercultural ethics in business and technical writing courses. Master's thesis (committee chair). Graduated August, 2010.
  • Chad Wingrave (Computer Science). "A Reflection-Inspired and Language-Derived Formalism for Overcoming 3D Interface Design Complexity." Doctoral dissertation (committee member). Graduated August, 2008.
  • Emily Davis (English). "XML Version of the Dictionary of Love." Master's independent study (second reader). Graduated May, 2007.
  • Olgamary Rivera-Marrero (Mathematics). "The Place of Discrete Mathematics in the School Curriculum." Doctoral dissertation (committee member). Graduated May, 2007.
  • Miranda Jones (English). "Basic Writing and Computers." Master's independent study (second reader). Graduated May, 2005.