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Professor Thominet earned a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from Wayne State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Northern Michigan University. He regularly teaches courses in technical communication theory and practice, rhetorical theory, document and visual design, academic writing, and research methods. His teaching focuses on co-designing accessible, supportive, and engaging learning environments that students can customize to reflect their own goals. He has won four teaching awards at FIU, including the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education Teaching Award, the FIU Online Award for Excellence in Learner Engagement, and the Rewarding Excellence in Teaching Incentive Award through the Provost’s office.
Professor Thominet’s research focuses on medical rhetoric, technical communication, and user experience design. He has studied patient-physician communication during clinical interactions, community participation in user experience design during video game development, the rhetorical construction of academic communication systems, and applications of design thinking frameworks to curricular and pedagogical design.
His research has been published in Patient Education and Counseling, The Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Communication Design Quarterly, and Technical Communication Quarterly. He has forthcoming articles in Programmatic Perspectives and Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture. His work has also been published in the edited collections Effective Teaching of Technical Communication, User Experience as Innovative Academic Practice, and Keywords in Design Thinking; and in peer-reviewed proceedings for the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group for the Design of Communication (ACM SIGDOC) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Professional Communication Society (IEEE ProComm).
He has ongoing research projects on patient and physician framing of cancer progression, the design of grading systems, the construction of disciplinary identity through academic websites, and researcher positionality in computer-aided qualitative research projects.
Professor Thominet earned a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from Wayne State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Northern Michigan University . Professor Thominet regularly teaches Technical Communication and Rhetorical Theory Courses.