Ventures may be at a wide range of developmental stages, from ideation through commercialization. The goal of our mentor network is to catalyze the entrepreneurial success of I2C founders. Period!

I2C Innovation Mentors are subject matter experts, gurus, doers, advisors, folks who want to genuinely connect, contribute and be a pivotal resource to our companies and entrepreneurs. They are enablers of innovation, entrepreneurship and “getting it done”!

Our Innovation Mentors are available to all I2C virtual / resident companies and faculty / students looking to take their idea forward.


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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Ryan Weber teaches courses in technical communication, technical editing, user experience, and proposal writing. His research focuses on user experience, technical writing and infrastructure, and the rhetorical effects of technical documents. His work has appeared in several journals, including Technical Communication Quarterly, IEEE: Transactions on Professional Communication, Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, Science Communication, and College Composition and Communication. He also hosts the interview podcast 10-Minute Tech Comm.

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

  • Weber, R., McKenzie, W.I., & Lanius, C. (2023). The impact of source credibility and risk perception attitudes on Americans’ willingness to participate in contact tracing applications. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 51.3, 283-301

  • Weber, R. (2022). Making infrastructure into nature: How documents embed themselves into the bodies of oysters. Communication Design Quarterly, 10.3(2022), 33-45.

  • Lanius, C., Weber, R., & Robinson, J. (2021). User experience methods in research and practice. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 51.4, 350-379.