Roland Nord, D.A.

Professor | Technical Communication

Address: 229E Armstrong Hall (AH 229E)
Phone: 507-389-5402


  • D.A. in English from Idaho State University
  • M.A. in English from University of Maine
  • B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology from University of Minnesota–Morris

Dr. Nord joined the faculty at Minnesota State University, Mankato in 1989 and has taught in the composition and in the technical communication programs. He completed two faculty internships as a documentation specialist with local software firms. His primary teaching responsibilities have included the Editing Technical Publications (Eng 4/575), Desktop Publishing (Eng 4/573), Usability (Eng 4/566), and UX (Eng 681) courses. Recently, he has taught the Technical and Scientific Prose (Eng 678) and Topics in Tech Comm: Risk Communication (Eng 674) courses.

Recent Presentations:
“The Role of Empathy in Technical Communication and Technical Editing.” Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing 2018 Conference. October 13, 2018.

“Empathy and the Technical Communicator: Research Directions.” Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing 2015 Conference. October 10, 2015.


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