Dr. Ryan Weber

Associate Professor,
Director of Business & Technical Writing,


1310 Ben Graves Drive
Morton Hall
Room 261
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., English, Purdue University, 2009
  • M.A., English, Purdue University, 2005
  • B.A., English, Pepperdine, 2002


  • Business and Technical Writing
  • NASA and Science Communication
  • Social Media
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Public Rhetoric
  • Irony

Recent Publications

  • Lanius, Candice, weber, Ryan, and William I MacKenzie Jr. "Use of bot and content flags to limit the spread of misinformation among social networks: a behavior and attitude survey." Social Network Analysis and Mining, 11, (2021).

  • Lanius, Candice, Weber, Ryan, Spiegle, Jackie, Robinson, Joy, and Robin Potts. "Drawing on Personas: How User Personas Affect Creativity." Technical Communication, 67.4, (2020):49-71

  • "The News from Mars." Technical Communication Quarterly, 29.2 (2020): 135-53.

  • Robinson, Joy, Lanius, Candice, and Ryan Weber. "The Past, Present, and Future of UX Empirical Research." Communication Design Quarterly, 5.3 (2017): 10-22.

  • Spartz, John and Ryan Weber. "User Experience as a Driver of Entrepreneurial Innovation." Proceedings of the IEEE Professional Communication Conference. IEEE Internationa. 2016

  • Soderlund, Lars, John Spartz, and Ryan Weber. "Taken Under Advisement: Perspectives on Advisory Boards from across Technical Communication." IEEE: Transactions on Professional Communication, 60.1 (2017): 76-96.

  • "Stasis in Space! Viewing Definitional Conflicts Surrounding the James Webb Space Telescope Funding Debate." Technical Communication Quarterly, 25.2 (2016): 87-103.

  • Spartz, John M. and Ryan Weber. "Writing Entrepreneurs: A Survey of Attitudes, Habits, Skills, and Genres." Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 29.4 (2015): 428-455.

  • Spartz, John M. and Ryan Weber. "A Technical Communication Venture in Building Academic-Entrepreneur Relations and Partnerships." Academy-Industry Relationships and Partnerships: Perspectives for Technical Communicators. Eds. Tracy Bridgeford and Kirk St. Amant. Amityville, NY: Baywood Press, 2015. 31-54