University of Texas at AustinCollege of EngineeringTechnical Communication in Engineering Hillary Hart, Ph.D.
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Dr. Hillary Hart
Office: ECJ 8.214
(512) 471-4635

I do research in and teach Technical Communication in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.

Technical Communication is a multi-disciplinary field that combines the insights of cognitive psychology, rhetorical theory, visual design, and organizational communication (among other disciplines) for the benefit of all technical professionals who must communicate with a wide variety of audiences.

I also teach courses that focus on the social impact of technology by examining the intersection of technology, gender, power structures, and information systems.


Taught every semester

  • GRS393/INF386G: Gender, Technology, and Information
  • WGS 392: Foundations III: Research Methods in Women's and Gender Studies
  • CE 314K: Properties and Behavior of Engineering Materials (Writing component)
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