Carolyn Gubala has a PhD in English with a focus on professional and technical communication. As a tech comm teacher and scholar, she is interested in field-wide programmatic and pedagogical studies. Before pursuing graduate studies, Carolyn worked in publishing for more than a decade, including seven years as a managing editor at a marketing and business news company in San Diego. She also has a vast and varied editing background gained from her writing and editing consultancy. Consulting projects include marketing content, book editing/indexes, recipe development, technical documents, procedures/instructions/user guides, grant writing, SEO editing, social media writing/editing, academic publishing, and user experience.
PhD, English/Rhetoric (Technical Communication), University of South Florida
MA, Rhetoric & Writing Studies, San Diego State University
BA, Journalism (Public Relations), West Virginia University
Professional Development Award, UC Davis, 2022-2023
Joseph Bentley Teaching Scholarship, University of South Florida, 2020
Excellence in Teaching Award, University of South Florida, 2020
Gubala, C. & Melonçon, L. (2022). Data visualizations: A meta-synthesis review of empirical studies across disciplines. Proceedings of the IEEE ProComm, Limerick Ireland.
Sonnenberg, M., Gubala, C., Griffith, J., Burry, J., Zarlengo, T., & Melonçon, L. (Forthcoming). Implementing a continuous improvement model for assignment evaluation at the TPC program level. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication.
Gubala, C., Larson, K., & Melonçon, L. (2020). Do Writing Errors Bother Professionals? An Analysis of the Most Bothersome Errors and How the Writer’s Ethos is Affected. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 34(3), 250-286. https://doi.org/10.1177/1050651920910205