curriculum vitae


Ph.D. Rhetoric & Professional Communication. Iowa State University

M.A. Technical Communication. Minnesota State University, Mankato

M.B.A. University of Louisiana at Lafayette 

B.S. Marketing. University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Teaching Experience

2014-present Associate Professor
2009-2014 Assistant Professor
2007-2008 Adjunct instructor
Technical Communication Program, Department of English
Minnesota State University, Mankato

2004-2007 Graduate Assistant/Teacher of Record
Department of English
Iowa State University

2000-2004 Internship Coordinator & Instructor
Department of Computer Information Science
Minnesota State University, Mankato


My research interests include visual rhetoric, document design & typography, professional communication pedagogy, marketing communication. I also follow issues in online pedagogy and instructional design. 
      Read more about my scholarship.

Professional Affiliations 

I belong to Association for Business Communication, Association for Teachers of Technical Writing, and Society for Technical Communication. I also subscribe to the TechRhet and ATTW email discussion lists to keep up with news and trends in my field. When I have time, I can also be found on Twitter @jenveltsos

Professional Experience

Prior to becoming a teacher I was a marketing communications specialist. I have also worked as a freelance editor on a few small projects. Read more.