Kailan Sindelar is an Assistant Professor of Technical Writing at the University of North Florida. She completed her Masters of English with a Concentration in Technical Writing from UNC Charlotte and her Ph.D. in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design from Clemson University. She has recently published an article (which focuses on designing interactive media about wildlife and wilderness) in the Journal of Environmental Media, a chapter (which focuses on designing with care ethics in virtual reality) in The Changing Face of VR, and co-authored interdisciplinary articles on virtual reality and environmental psychology. Her research goals are to better understand and leverage environmental communication in emerging technologies to inform future designs through critical analysis, participant observation, and interviews. Dr. Sindelar is currently working on grant-funded augmented reality and virtual reality projects with colleagues in Biology for public audiences in Northeast Florida to learn about saltwater intrusions, affected ecologies, and how audiences may respond. She also leads user-experience studies with graduate students to research and improve environmental communication in augmented and virtual reality as well as teaches technical communication courses at the graduate and undergraduate level.
Besides collaborating with colleagues and students, Dr. Sindelar also enjoys teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on technical communication. Drawing from recent studies, well-cited literature, and her own experience as working as a technical writer, her courses include established and emerging genres of composition.