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Brad Mehlenbacher

  • Associate Professor
  • North Carolina State University
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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).

Recent publications

  • Expansive genres of play: Getting serious about game genres for the design of future learning environments

    • Mehlenbacher B
    • Kampe C
  • Multi-user domains and virtual campuses: Implications for computer-mediated collaboration and technical communication

    • Mehlenbacher B
    • Hardin B
    • Barrett C
    • et al.

Professional experience

Associate Professor

North Carolina State University

August 2002 - Present


PhD, Rhetoric and Document Design

Carnegie Mellon University

August 1987 - May 1992(5 years)

MA, Co-Op English

University of Waterloo

August 1986 - May 1987(9 months)

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