A large live oak tree that sits in my front yard back home in Texax.

Lisa Melonçon is a 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, programmatic issues in technical and professional communication (TPC), research methodologies, and user experience. She has been awarded the Society for Technical Communication’s Rainey award for distinguished research, as well as the Association for Business Communication’s Locker award for an outstanding researcher.

She currently edits a TPC book series, which is the only open-access venue for books in the field, and she is emerita co-editor of the journal, Rhetoric of Health and Medicine, which she co-founded with Blake Scott, University of Central Florida.