Assistant Professor
Technical Communication
Boise State University


About Me

Carly Finseth I'm an Assistant Professor of Technical Communication in the English Department at Boise State University. Although my teaching and research interests are varied, they broadly include the intersections of: teaching writing, gaming studies, instructional design, digital rhetoric, usability, and technology and culture.

I received my Ph.D. in Technical Communication and Rhetoric from Texas Tech University in 2015. My dissertation, "How Games Work: A Case Study of Role-Playing Games as Instructional Documentation," explored the use and analysis of role-playing games (RPGs) as instructional design artifacts. Some of my additional research has appeared in Computers and Composition Online; Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy; Meaningful Play 2014; the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication; and others.

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