Director of Graduate Studies, Department of English
Sean Zdenek is associate professor of technical and professional writing at the University of Delaware, and serves as the department’s Director of Graduate Studies. His research interests include web accessibility, disability studies, sound studies, and rhetorical theory and criticism. Prior to joining the Department of English in 2017, Dr. Zdenek was a faculty member at Texas Tech University for fourteen years, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses on a range of subjects, including rhetorical criticism and theory, disability studies, web accessibility, sound studies, designing technical instructions, multimodal composition, technical communication theory, writing for publication, document design, professional report writing, and writing style. Dr. Zdenek’s book, Reading Sounds: Closed-Captioned Media and Popular Culture (University of Chicago Press), received the 2017 best book award in technical or scientific communication from the Conference on College Composition and Communication (4Cs).