Debra Burleson

Senior Lecturer - Information Systems

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (254) 710-4752
Fax:  (254) 710-1091
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98005
Waco, TX  76798
Office Location:  MIS Suite #155

Office Hours

MW: 8:30-10; 2:30-4:30
Friday: 9-10; 11:10-12:10

Course Schedule

2014 - Fall BUS 3315.13 Integrated Bus Writing TR 0200PM - 0315PMCASHN 406
2014 - Fall BUS 3315.06 Integrated Bus Writing MW 0400PM - 0515PMCASHN 406
2014 - Fall BUS 3315.05 Integrated Bus Writing MW 0230PM - 0345PMCASHN 406

Educational Background

  • Ph D - English, TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY, 2012
  • EDM - Education, TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY, 2004
  • BBA - Basic Business, BAYLOR UNIVERSITY, 1979


  • Academic, , Atlanta, GA (March 2009 - Present)
  • Academic, Capstone Publishing Services (January 1, 2009 - March 1, 2009)
  • Non-Profit, Compassion Ministries (May 2008 - October 2008)
  • Grant Writing, Compassion Ministries (November 2007 - May 2010)

Awards and Honors

  • University Teaching Grant, Academy of Teaching and Learning (December 10, 2012)

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Business Communication
  • Association of Teachers of Technical Writing
  • IEEE
  • National Communications Association (NCA)
  • Society for Technical Communication


Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"“Communication Challenges in the Hospital Setting: A Comparative Case Study of Hospitalists’ and Patients’ Perceptions”," Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Vol. 28, No. 2, (April 2014).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Using Delicious for Shared Knowledge in Apologia Project," (Fall 2010).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

""Barriers to New Technology for K-12 Teachers"," (2004).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

""Research Paper Style Manual and Writer's Guide"," (2000).

Presentations and Proceedings

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Tweet Yourself to a Job," presented at the ABC International Conference, Philadelphia, October 2014.

"How Hospitalists' Perceptions Influence Medical Communication," presented at the International Conference - "Writing Gateways", St. Louis, Missouri, March 2012.

"My Favorite Assignment," presented at the ABC Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, November 2010.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Capturing Knowledge in the Clouds: Using Delicious to Assist Students in Collecting and Collaborating Resources," presented at the ABC Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, October 2010.

"Point/Counterpoint in the Nonprofit Hospital Debate: Two Analytical Approaches," presented at the Association for Business Communication 74th Annual Convention, Portsmouth, Virginia, November 2009 (coauthors: Randall Waller).
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