Chris McKitterick served as the University of Kansas
Technical Communication Liaison from 2002-2014. He is your contact for
information about technical communications at KU, where he developed and
taught all of the technical-communication courses offered by the English
Department as part of a proposed TC Certificate. He is also Director of the Center
for the Study of Science Fiction. To contact him about courses,
consulting, or other TC information, please
send him an email:
McKitterick's KU campus office:
Beyond teaching, McKitterick is an author, editor, technical writer, amateur astronomer, and back-yard engineer. He received his B.A. degree in English from the University of Wisconsin in 1991, and his M.A. in English from KU in 1996. He has concentrations in writing, astronomy, and psychology.
Read McKitterick's Curriculum Vita
in .doc format (or in .pdf format). Job-seekers might find it interesting to compare his
full-length CV to his older,
one-page resume (or
.pdf format); the CV based on KU's new "Professional Records Online" format.
McKitterick dwells amid thousands of books in the CSSF lending library. For more information and fun stuff (including free downloads of his debut novel), check out his personal website:
You can also find Chris online at:
McKitterick course syllabi
For student convenience, educational outreach, community engagement, and multimedia interactivity, I always post my syllabi online. Here are links to the syllabi for the courses I've taught in the past two years:
ENGL 203 - "Science Fiction and the Popular Media"
ENGL 351 - "Fiction Writing I"
ENGL 362 - "Foundations of Technical Writing" (hybrid version)
ENGL 506/690 - "The Science Fiction Novel" (regular semester version)
ENGL 506/690 - "The Science Fiction Short Story" (regular semester version)
ENGL 507/690 and HWC 510 - "Science, Technology, and Society: Examining the Future Through a Science-Fiction Lens"
English 562 - "Advanced Technical Writing"
English 564 - "Advanced Technical Editing"
Science Fiction Summer:
"Intensive Institute on the Teaching of Science Fiction" - for professionalization and as ENGL 506/790 (course information and application page)
ENGL 506/790 - "The Science Fiction Novel" (summer semester version)
ENGL 506/790 - "The Science Fiction Short Story" (summer semester version)
"Speculative Fiction Writing Workshop" - for professionalization and as ENGL 757 (course information and application page)
"Advanced Speculative Fiction Writing Workshop" - for professionalization and as ENGL 757 (course information and application page)
Last updated 2/13/2019.