Dr. Lynn Hanson is a Professor of English at Francis Marion University, Florence SC. She teaches technical and professional communication courses that draw on her academic training, as well as her work as a technical writer.
As a documentation specialist, Dr. Hanson has written for industry and academia, collaborated in team settings, developed usability tests, and facilitated large accreditation projects. To teach content and skills in professional writing, Dr. Hanson involves students in writing documents for the workplace, blending course preparation with actual client projects.
Dr. Hanson is currently working with a colleague in engineering to develop and test a computerized system for guiding technical writers during revision. Another avenue of Dr. Hanson’s research involves creating a large database of banking records spanning a 20-year period to provide insights into the life of Belle Baruch, an American heiress.
PhD, University of Georgia
MA, Auburn University
BA, Auburn University