Susan Lang

Areas of Expertise

  • Technical Communication
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Hypertext Theory
  • Writing Program Administration


  • PhD, Emory University, 1992
  • MA, Emory University, 1989
  • BA, The Ohio State University, 1987

Susan Lang arrives at The Ohio State University after 18 years at Texas Tech University where she was Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric and Director of First-Year Writing. Lang has extensive experience in teaching online and hybrid courses in technical communication (including courses in technical editing, usability, and web design) at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Her recent research includes work on hypertext theory, writing program administration, data and text mining, and technical editing. She has published in Computers and Composition, College English, College Composition and Communication, Writing Program Administration, The WAC Journal, Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, and Technical Communication. She and colleagues at Texas Tech also developed Raider Writer, program management software for large writing programs.