Faculty at the School of Arts and Humanities

Carie S. Tucker King

Clinical Professor, Associate Director of Rhetoric

Areas of Specialization:  rhetoric, research methods, ethics, medical rhetoric, health and medical communication, professional communication, technical writing and editing, digital content design

Office:  JO 3.548
Mail Station:  JO 31
Email:  [email protected]
Phone:  972-883-2790

I graduated from high school in Tokyo, Japan, and returned to the US to earn my BA in English (journalism) at Baylor University. I then served as a medical writer and editor for 14 years at UTMB at Galveston, Wright State University, and Creighton University and as a communications consultant in Yorktown, VA. In 2005, I returned to Texas to earn my MA in Technical Writing (University of North Texas) and my PhD in Technical Communication and Rhetoric (Texas Tech University) and then to complete postdoctoral work in ethics, medicine, and communication at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

In 2008, UT Dallas invited me to join the faculty, and I have been a Comet ever since. WHOOSH!

I have taught in Arts & Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Studies, Engineering/Computer Science, and Collegium V and have worked with graduate and undergraduate students. As a researcher, I seek to "live in inquiry" and to ask questions about everyday experiences. My current projects include evaluating writing curriculum for graduate mathematics students, ethics and decision-making with missing information, academic integrity and cultural influences, and research with undergraduate students who have various interests. I serve on college and university committees, including discipline and academic integrity.

When I am not at UT Dallas, I spend time with my family; volunteer in the community; craft (crochet, sew, or smock); travel; go dancing with my husband;... or sleep.

Work Samples and Publications: 

Selected Publications:

  • King, C. S. T. (in preparation). Teaching writing to graduate mathematics students. The American Statistician.
  • King, C. S. T. (2017). The rhetoric of breast cancer: Patient-to-patient discourse in an online community. Lanham, MD: Lexington Health Series.
  • King, C. S. T., Bivens, K., Pumroy, E., Rauch, S., & Koerber, A. (2017, May). IRB Challenges and Solutions in Health Communication Research. Health Communication.
  • King, C. S. T. (2017). Bounding medicine: Book Review. Medical History, 61(1), 139–140. doi: 10.1017/mdh.2016.113.
  • McMillion, T., & King, C. S. T. (2017). Communication and security issues in online education: Student self-disclosure in course introductions. Journal of Online Interactive Education.
  • Danforth Chapels. (2017).
  • Lambert, C. S. T., & Schlobohm, M. (Eds.). (2015). Communication and media: What's trending now. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishers.
  • Loader, E. M., & Lambert, C. S. T. (2015). Health communication and resources. In Lambert, C. S. T., & Schlobohm, M. (Eds.). (2015). Communication and media: What’s trending now (pp. 135–174). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishers.
  • Lancaster, A., & Lambert, C. S. T. (2015). Communication and ethics. In Lambert, C. S. T., & Schlobohm, M. (Eds.). (2015). Communication and media: What’s trending now (pp. 289–318). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishers.
  • Lambert, C. S. (2014). Social media in disaster response: Book review [invited]. Technical Communication Quarterly, 24(1), 117–119. doi: 10.1080/10572252.2015.975968
  • Andrews, C., Burleson, D., Dunks, K., Elmore, K., Lambert, C. S., et al. (2012). A new method in user-centered design: Collaborative Prototype Design Process (CPDP). Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 42(2), 123–142.
  • Lambert, C. S. (2009). The patient and communication: Logos, pathos, and ethos. Inter-disciplinary net: The patient (e-book). Oxford, U.K.: Interdisciplinary Press.
  • McCarthy, M. C., Ranzinger, M. R., Nolan, D. J., Lambert, C. S., & Castillo, M. H. (2002). Accuracy of cricothyroidotomy performed in canine and human cadaver models during surgical skills training. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 5, 627–629.
  • Gaunt, W. T., McCarthy, M. C., Lambert, C. S., et al. (1999). Traditional criteria for observation of splenic trauma should be challenged. American Surgeon, 65, 689–692.
  • McCarthy, M., & Lambert, C. S. (1997). The vision behind the Injury Prevention Center of the Greater Dayton Area. Proceedings of the National Trauma Congress.
  • McCarthy, M., & Lambert, C. S. (1996). Injury Prevention Center of the Greater Dayton (Ohio) Area. Shining Stars: The American Hospital Association 1996 NOVA Award Winners. Chicago, IL: American Hospital Publishing, Inc.
  • Landis, B. J., & Lambert, C. S. (1995). Nurse Practitioner Outreach: An opportunity for graduate nursing education. Texas J Rural Health, 42–48.


PhD, Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Texas Tech University, 2012
MA, Technical Writing, University of North Texas, 2008
BA, English (journalism minor), Baylor University, 1991

Curriculum Vitae:  Carie S. Tucker King's CV

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