Faculty Profile for Dr. Christopher Dayley

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Dr. Christopher Dayley
Assistant Professor — English
phone: (512) 245-2163

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Prior to coming to Texas State, Chris worked for 13 years in student affairs. He worked for 4 years in admissions at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He also worked for 9 years at Utah State University in distance education, student involvement, and as the testing center manager. Chris holds a bachelor's degree in social work and a master's degree in educational leadership from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He earned his PhD in technical communication and rhetoric from Utah State Univesity.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Dayley, C. (2021). Combatting Embedded Racism in TPC Academic Programs: Recruiting for Diversity Using Student-Informed Practices. Programmatic Perspectives.
  • Dorpenyo, I., Das, M., Dayley, C., Roundtree, A. K., & Williams, M. F. (n.d.). Are you committed to diversity? Evaluating immigrants’ perceptions of diversity and inclusion claims/initiatives by U.S banks. Technical Communication, 71(1).
  • Dayley, C. (2023). How Marginalized Students Persist in TPC Academic Programs. Technical Communication and Social Justice, 2(1), 70–96.
  • Dayley, C. (2023). Increasing inclusion in technical communication academic programs. Technical Communication, 70(3), 41–53. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.55177/tc963195
  • Dayley, C. (2022). Ethical deception: Student perceptions of diversity in college recruitment materials. Communication Design Quarterly, 10(1), 38–50.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Programmatic Perspectives Research Article Award, Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication. August 19, 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: , Association of Teachers of Technical Writing. 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: , ACM SIGDOC. 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: , Utah State University Department of English. 2016

Selected Service Activities

English APR report committee
October 2023-Present
Graduate Advisor
Master of Arts in Technical Communication (MATC)
September 2020-Present
Social Media Committee
September 1, 2020-Present
Coordinator of Graduate Programs Hiring Committee
October 2022-November 2022
ENG 3303 General Education Initiative
August 2022-November 2022