Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Heather Noel Turner
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Heather Noel Turner

PhD Candidate

Office: 273 Bessey Hall

Email: heathno@gmail.com

Twitter: @realtrueheather



Research Areas

Research methods, social justice, and visual design in technical communication and professional writing


Heather Noel Turner researches design, visual/digital rhetoric, and social justice in technical communication. Outside the university, she advocates for nonprofit community organizations by designing documents, graphics, and managing UX projects. 

Representative Work

Turner, Heather Noel, Minh-Tam Nguyen, Donnie Johnson Sackey, Culturally Inclusive Research Methods in Technical Communication 11 Jim Ridolfo, Ben Lauren, Liza Potts, and Jeff Grabill. “WIDE Research Center as an Incubator for Graduate Student Experience.” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication. (2017, forthcoming).

Gonzales, Laura and Heather Noel Turner. “Converging Fields, Expanding Outcomes: Technical Communication. Technical Translation, and Design at a Non-Profit Organization.” Technical Communication. (2017, forthcoming).

Turner, Heather Noel. “Mobile Composing Processes.” Buzzademia: Scholarship in the internet vernacular. Ed. Anne Cong- Huyen, Kim Brilliante Knight, and Mark C. Mariano. (2017, forthcoming).

Nguyen, Minh-Tam, Heather Noel Turner, and Ben Lauren. “Disjuncture, Difference, and Representation in Experience Mapping.” Global Communication: Applications for International Communication Exchange. Ed. R. Rice and K. St. Amant. Utah State Press. (2016, forthcoming). 

Awards and Recognitions

Graduate College Inside Teaching Fellow, James Madison Interdisciplinary Inquiry in Teaching Fellow, Digital Humanities Summer Fellow

Research or Academic Affiliations