At NC State University, Brad Mehlenbacher is Associate Professor of Distance Learning (Leadership, Policy, Adult & Higher Education), Primary Area Faculty Member with Human Factors and Ergonomics (Psychology), Affiliated Faculty Member with Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (English and Communication), and Affiliated Faculty Member with the Digital Games Research Center (Computer Science) at NC State University. He earned his BA and MA at the University of Waterloo (focusing on computer-assisted learning and computational text analysis) and his PhD in Rhetoric and Document Design at Carnegie Mellon University (focusing on online information design, usability, and human-computer interaction). Mehlenbacher served as a member of the Technical Communication faculty (English) from 1991-2001 before joining the College of Education.
Mehlenbacher is author of Instruction and Technology: Designs for Everyday Learning (MIT Press, in press) and co-author of Online Help: Design and Evaluation (Ablex, 1993). Brad has chapters in Assessment Strategies for the Online Teacher (Jossey-Bass), The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook (Lawrence Erlbaum), The Society of Text (MIT), The Computer Science and Engineering Handbook (CRC), and the 1998 NCTE award-winning Computers and Technical Communication (Ablex). Mehlenbacher is serving his third term as president elect of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Design of Communication (SIGDOC).