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Dr. Don Cunningham

Don Cunningham has a Ph.D. in Technical Communication from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He also has a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science, both in journalism, from Texas A&M University-Commerce (formerly East Texas State University). His teaching interests include business, professional, and technical writing. Dr. Cunningham’s research interests focus on information product quality measurements and assessment, content management, and usability testing. Of his teaching, Dr. Cunningham said, “I enjoy teaching business and technical writing, especially the professional elements such as developing requirement specifications, design specifications, and proposals. Students across the disciplines need strong business writing skills to be successful in their careers.” Before coming to Radford, Dr. Cunningham worked in the telecommunications industry as an editor, technical writer, documentation manager, and applications engineer for central office switching system manufacturers specializing in the international (Pacific Rim) markets. His former employers include NEC Corporation, Fujitsu, Nortel, Tellabs, and Lucent (Bell Laboratories). He was also an award-winning reporter, photographer, and news editor for several daily newspapers in his home state of Texas and in Florida. A former international judo competitor and coach, Dr. Cunningham has also authored three books on Japanese feudal era history.