Dr. Scott A. Mogull
Associate Professor
Technical Communication Program
Department of English
Texas State University

Telephone: (512) 245-3718


Ph.D. Technical Communication (Texas Tech University, 2010)

M.A. Microbiology/Molecular Genetics (The University of Texas at Austin, 2000)

M.S. Human Centered Design & Engineering (The University of Washington, 1998)

B.S. Microbiology (Oregon State University, 1997)

B.S. Psychology (Oregon State University, 1997)

Professional Bio

Dr. Scott Mogull is an Associate Professor in the Technical Communication Program within the Department of English at Texas State University. He has a Ph.D. in Technical Communication from Texas Tech University where he researched pharmaceutical marketing. Currently, his research focuses on the commercialization of technology through content marketing. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Mogull spent nearly a decade in the biotechnology, biodefense, and molecular diagnostics industries in roles such as Product Manager and Marketing Manager. While in industry, Dr. Mogull launched over 100 new products and was the Marketing Manager responsible for launching Ambion’s microRNA technology platform. Since 2008, Dr. Mogull has been on the editorial board of the journal Technical Communication Quarterly. With Rebecca Geier, CEO of RIVE, Dr. Mogull is co-authoring the first industry-academic textbook on content marketing (which is being published by John Wiley & Sons in partnership with the IEEE Press and part of the IEEE-PCS Professional Engineering Communication Book Series). His prior book, Scientific and Medical Communication: A Guide for Effective Practice, was the first practice-line book in the Routledge-ATTW Series in Technical and Professional Communication.



  • Mogull, Scott A. and Rebecca Geier. The Foundations of Content Marketing: Research-Based Principles, Templates, and Expert Insights. Wiley-IEEE Press, expected 2021.
  • Mogull, Scott A. Scientific and Medical Communication: A Guide for Effective Practice. Routledge, 2017.

Articles & Book Chapters

  • Mogull, Scott A. “Genres as Silos for Technical Communication: Considerations for Spanning Boundaries in Academia and Industry.” In Technical Communication: Beyond the Silos. Paris, France: Hermann Publications (2019): 67-88.
  • Mogull, Scott A. “Primary Messages of DTC Advertising During the Product Life Cycle: A Case Study.” 2018 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (ProComm). IEEE (2018): 150-158.
  • Mogull, Scott A. “Science vs. Science Commercialization in Neoliberalism (Extreme Capitalism): Examining the Conflicts and Ethics of Information Sharing in Opposing Social Systems.” Scientific Communication. Routledge (2017): 64-81.
  • Mogull, Scott A. “Accuracy of Cited ‘Facts’ in Medical Research Articles: A Review of Study Methodology and Recalculation of Quotation Error Rate.” PloS One 12.9 (2017): e0184727.
  • Mogull, Scott A., and Deborah Balzhiser. “Pharmaceutical Companies are Writing the Script for Health Consumerism.” Communication Design Quarterly Review 3.4 (2015): 35-49.
  • Mogull, Scott A., and Candice T. Stanfield. “Current Use of Visuals in Scientific Communication.” 2015 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC). IEEE, 2015.
  • Mogull, Scott A. “Integrating Online Informative Videos into Technical Communication Service Courses.” IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 57.4 (2014): 340-363.
  • Mogull, Scott A. “A Call for New Courses to Train Scientists as Effective Communicators in Contemporary Government and Business Settings.” In Qualitative Research in Technical Communication. Routledge, (2010): 191-211. [Reprint]
  • Popham, Susan, Lora Arduser, Kelli Cargile Cook, Marjorie Rush Hovde, Amy Koerber, Scott A. Mogull, and Pavel Zemliansky. “Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Network of Communication Channels.” Programmatic Perspectives 4.1 (2008): 5-41.
  • Mogull, Scott A. “Chronology of Direct-to-Consumer Advertising Regulation in the United States.” AMWA Journal: American Medical Writers Association Journal 23.3 (2008): 106-109.


Spring 2020

ENG 3313: Scientific Writing

ENG 3342: Editing

ENG 5314: Digital Video Writing and Production for Technical Communicators

Summer 2020

ENG 3303: Technical Writing

Fall 2020

ENG 3303: Technical Writing

ENG 3342: Editing

ENG 5313: Technical Editing

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