Dr. Joy Robinson

Assistant Professor, English Department


Joy Robinson is an Assistant Professor of Technical Writing and New Media in the English department at UAH. She teaches technical communication courses that emphasize professional writing, and visual, information, and collaboration literacies. Influenced by her strong technical roots, her classes reflect a 21st-century reality that highlights design thinking strategies. She manages the new VUE lab (MOR 228) that hosts user experience research and usability testing.

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Dr. Joy Robinson’s Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Technical Communication, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2014
  • M.S., Technical Communication & Information Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2009
  • M.S., Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Classes Taught

Selected Publications

  • Robinson, J., Hubbell, G., Lanis, C., Weber, R. (2017). Mapping the Territory of UX Research. Communication Design Quarterly, (5)3.
  • Butler, J., Cirio, J., Del Hierro, V., Gonzales, L., Robinson, J., and HaasRobinson, A. (2017). Caring for the Future: Initiatives for Further Inclusion in Computers and Writing. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 22(1)
  • Robinson, J. (2016). Look Before You Lead: Seeing Virtual Teams Through the Lens of Games, Technical Communication Quarterly Special Issue, Vol 25, Number 3 10.1080/10572252.2016.118515
  • Robinson, J., Dusenberry. L., Lawrence, H., and Hutter., L., (2016) Collaborative Strategies for Distributed Teams: Innovation through Interlaced Collaborative Writing. IEEE Professional Communication Conference
  • Dusenberry, L., Hutter, L., & Robinson, J. (2015). Filter. Remix. Make: Cultivating Adaptability Through Multimodality. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, Vol 5, No.3.
  • Burnett, R., Dusenberry, L., Frazee, A., Robinson, J., and Weaver, R. (2014). Communicating as a Professional. In R. Utz (Ed.), Humanistic Perspectives in a Technological World (p. 142). Atlanta: Poetry@TECH Georgia Tech