The University of St. Thomas

Graduate Programs in Software

Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Dorian Harvey
harvey

Adjunct Instructor

harv1959@stthomas.edu
Phone: (651) 962-5500

Office Location: OSS 307

Courses taught in Spring 2014
SEIS 605-02
20535
Technical Communications 1745-2100 R OSS 325

3 Credit Hours

Teaches the fundamentals of written and oral communication as practiced by IT professionals. The course emphasizes product descriptions, instructions, informative and persuasive oral presentations, the role of graphics, and teamwork on projects. In addition, the course introduces managerial strategies and tactics, such as planning and evaluation, which are critical for meeting an intended audience's needs. Recently, the scope of this course was expanded to include communication issues related to business analysis and project management. After completing this course, students will be more confident about their ability to communicate effectively in the workplace. Prerequisite: none

Courses taught in Fall 2014
SEIS 605-02
40495
Technical Communications 1745-2100 R OSS 328

3 Credit Hours

Teaches the fundamentals of written and oral communication as practiced by IT professionals. The course emphasizes product descriptions, instructions, informative and persuasive oral presentations, the role of graphics, and teamwork on projects. In addition, the course introduces managerial strategies and tactics, such as planning and evaluation, which are critical for meeting an intended audience's needs. Recently, the scope of this course was expanded to include communication issues related to business analysis and project management. After completing this course, students will be more confident about their ability to communicate effectively in the workplace. Prerequisite: none

Interests and Expertise:

Biomedical writing, control theory, curriculum development, 20th century dystopian fiction

Career Highlights:

Ms Harvey began her career in 1984 as a technical writer at Honeywell, documenting residential and commercial control systems.  She went on to build an independent writing and communications consulting business specializing in biomedical devices, industrial controls, and simulation used in education. Clients have included Medtronic Inc. and Ceridian Corp., Minneapolis; LonMark International, San Jose, CA; and Wilder Foundation, Saint Paul, MN.

Ms Harvey is also an adjunct instructor at North Dakota State University, Fargo, teaching web-based technical-writing and grant-writing courses.

Partial list of publications:

"Understanding Prenatal Drug Exposure" and "Understanding Prenatal Alcohol Exposure," curricula published by Realityworks Inc., 2008.

"Understanding Shaken Baby Syndrome," curriculum published by Realityworks Inc., 2007.

"Adventures in Cost-Savings: Merging Technical Publications and Marketing Communications Departments at Honeywell Inc.," paper presented a Society for Technical Communications' annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, 1993.

"Honeywell Engineering Manual of Automatic Control," textbook co-written and co-edited for Honeywell Inc., current edition 1988.

GPS Courses:

Technical Communication -- SEIS 605

Academic History:

M.B.A., Marketing, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN
M.A., English, North Dakota State University, Fargo
B.A., Philosophy and English, Minnesota State University - Moorhead