Greg Wilson, PhD

Technical & Professional Communication, Oganizational Change, Integration of Stakeholder Expertise, Science & Technology Studies

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Dr. Greg Wilson is interested in how organizations manage technical work, communicate to solve problems, collaboratively integrate expertise, and implement change.


Dr. Wilson has worked in government and academic environments to conduct, direct, and advise research projects. Before joining the faculty at Texas Tech he was an assistant professor at Iowa State and before that a researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory. At Los Alamos he developed new ways to understand and evaluate complex engineered systems for the Departments of Energy and Defense and consulted on national security projects across other Government agencies and contractors. He has published on disciplinary change, integration of expertise, changing workplace identities, and reliability modeling.

As a professor of Technical and Professional Communication, he is an expert in training and mentoring, as well as in crafting informational or funding messages for audiences with different levels of expertise.

As an undergraduate, Dr. Wilson studied Psychology and English at Emory University. He earned an MA in Professional Writing at Carnegie Mellon University and a PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication at New Mexico State University. His career has been spent both working alongside scientists and engineers in research environments and studying the mechanisms of technical decision making and change.

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