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TyAnna Herrington

Professor

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Email Address:
ty@gatech.edu
Office Phone:
254-541-6450
Office Location:
Skiles 358
Overview

TyAnna K. Herrington, JD, PhD, is a Professor in LMC and specializes in intellectual property law and international technical communication. Her books are in law: Intellectual Property on Campus: Students' Rights and Responsibilities; Controlling Voices: Intellectual Property, Humanistic Studies and the Internet; and A Legal Primer for Technical Communicators. Her articles treat issues in law as well as those in international communication and global internet-connected projects. Herrington's 1999 Fulbright allowed her to develop the Global Classroom Project, for which she was awarded the Outstanding Innovative Use of Technology Award and an IREX Starr Collaborative Grant. She has served as a senior Specialist on Fulbright's Senior Scholar Advisory Panel and on Fulbright's CIES Peer Review Committee. She has served the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing's Executive Committee as its Information Officer, the Executive Advisory Board Member for the Council of Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication's journal, Programmatic Perspectives, and is an Editorial Board member of Kairios online journal. She served the National Council of Teachers of English Intellectual Property Caucus from 1999 and co-chaired from 2000-2001; from 2009 for the life of the committee, she served as a member of the Intellectual Property Committee. She also served as a member of NCTE's National Standing Committee on Technical and Scientific Communication and as a member of the Conference on College Composition and Communication's Intellectual Property Task Force. Herrington served the state of Georgia as a member of the State Board of Regents Copyright Committee. She has delivered keynote, featured, and plenary addresses in international and national venues, including the NINCH Copyright Town Hall, Conference on College Composition and Communication, and the Council of Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication. 

Interests
Research Fields:
  • Communication
  • Digital Humanities
  • Digital Media
  • Ethics and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Modern Global History/Science, Technology, and Nationalism
  • Pedagogy and Curriculum Development
  • Studies Abroad
  • U.S. Society and Politics/Policy Perspectives
Geographic
Focuses:
  • Australia/ New Zealand
  • Europe
  • Europe (North)
  • United States
Issues:
  • Environment
  • Inequality and Social Justice
  • Communication Policy
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding
  • Digital Communication
  • Digital Humanities
  • Distributed Learning
  • Globalization and Localization
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Intercultural Issues
  • Interdisciplinary Learning and Partnering
  • International Collaboration and Partnership Development
  • International Communication
  • Media
Courses
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II
  • LCC-3401: Technical Comm Practices
  • LCC-3414: Intellectual Property
  • LCC-3843: Spec Topic-Communication
  • LCC-4102: Senior Thesis
  • LCC-4406: Profession Communication
  • LCC-6215: Media Studies
  • LCC-6319: Intellect Prop Plcy&Law
  • LMC-3403: Tech Communication
  • LMC-3414: Intellectual Property
  • LMC-3843: Spec Topic-Communication
  • LMC-4406: Professional Comm
  • LMC-6215: Issues in Media Studies
  • LMC-6319: Intellectual Property