Carie Tucker King
Clinical Professor of Communication and Associate Director of Rhetoric
Areas of Specialization
Technical communication, rhetorics of health and science, distance learning, communication ethics, rhetoric of medicine, medical and health communication, technical writing and editing, professionalism, curriculum development
Dr. King graduated from high school in Tokyo, Japan, and returned to the US to study at Baylor University. She then worked 12 years as medical editor and grant writer in nursing, ob/gyn, surgery, and oncology at UTMB at Galveston, Wright State University, Northwestern University, and Creighton University. Upon returning to Texas, she earned her MA in Technical Writing from the University of North Texas and her PhD in Technical Communication & Rhetoric from Texas Tech University. She then completed a postdoctoral study in Medicine, Communication, & Ethics at the Center for Ethics & Spirituality at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.
Dr. King teaches communication, ethics, and rhetoric. She researches the ethics of online research, STEM writing, distance education (learning and technology), and rhetorics of health and science. She has published two books: Communication and Emerging Media: What’s Trending Now (Kendall Hunt, 2015), a co-edited collection about emerging communication with two of her co-authored chapters, and The Rhetoric of Breast Cancer: Patient-to-Patient Discourse in an Online Community (Lexington Studies of Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), a rhetorical analysis of patient discourse with glimpses into ethics of research, privacy, and Big Data. She has served on the editorial board for Technical Communication Quarterly (TCQ); as a reviewer for Technical Communication and ATTW; and as an author—e.g., in Health Communication, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, and Journal of Interactive Online Learning. She enjoys developing new curriculum, teaching and working with students, and exploring life through research and travel.