Ron Tulley is Vice-President of Defend & Publish and senior writing coach. He earned a PhD in Writing History and Theory from Case Western Reserve University. He holds four masters’ degrees in English (Technical and Scientific Communication), Business Administration (Organizational Leadership), Health Informatics, and Education (Curriculum and Instruction). In addition to his expertise in various areas of writing, information design, informatics, and business, Ron served on a tenure and promotion granting committee for four years evaluating dozens of faculty dossiers. He has 15 years’ experience in academic leadership in positions as varied as College Dean, Department Chair, and Program Director. In these positions, he has continually reviewed faculty writing. He directed the Writing Center at the University of Findlay for five years serving a diverse population of international and domestic students through all modalities (online and face-to-face). Ron currently serves as Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and Professor of English at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio, USA. As Professor of English, he teaches in the MA in Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Findlay and has directed and/or advised hundreds of student theses. His research focuses on the intersectionality of writing and technology as showcased in peer-reviewed article such as “Is There Techne in My Logos? On the Origins and Evolution of the Ideographic Term Technology” and “Is That an Autobiography? Channeling Wittgenstein’s Family Resemblances in Self-Life Writing.” Ron also serves as Vice President of the International Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (Division IV) and is a Peer Reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission. Additionally, he is Quality Matters (QM) program, master, peer, and K-12 certified.
Languages: English; German reading; basic Japanese and French