Lisa Melonçon is an Associate Professor of Technical Communication in the Department of English at University of South Florida. Her primary research areas are the rhetoric of health and medicine and programmatic issues within the field of technical and professional communication (TPC).
She is immediate Past President of the Council of Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, Special Projects Manager of the Academic Special Interest Group of the Society of Technical Communication, a member of the steering committee of Women in Technical Communication, manager of MedicalRhetoric.com, and founder (with lots of help from her friends) and chair of the only stand-alone conference for rhetoricians of health and medicine. With Blake Scott, University of Central Florida, she founded and co-edits the journal, Rhetoric of Health and Medicine. She also edits a TPC book series.
Her research and teaching has been recognized with multiple awards and along with other steering committee members of Women in Technical Communication, she is honored to have won the Diana Award for contributions to the field.