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Susan Lang

Susan Lang

Susan Lang

Professor and Director of the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing


Columbus campus

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Areas of Expertise

  • Technical communication
  • Rhetoric, composition and literacy
  • Hypertext theory
  • Writing program administration


  • PhD, Emory University, 1992
  • MA, Emory University, 1989
  • BA, The Ohio State University, 1987

Susan Lang arrived at The Ohio State University after eighteen years at Texas Tech University where she was Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric and Director of First-Year Writing.

Lang has extensive experience in teaching online and hybrid courses in technical communication (including courses in technical editing, usability and web design) at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Her recent research includes work on hypertext theory, writing program administration, data and text mining and technical editing. She has published in Computers and Composition, College English, College Composition and Communication, Writing Program Administration, The WAC Journal, Journal of Technical Writing and Communication and Technical Communication. She and colleagues at Texas Tech University also developed Raider Writer, program management software for large writing programs.

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