Samantha Cosgrove, Ph.D. | Technical Communication

Samantha Cosgrove, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Auditorium Building 314

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UNT Faculty Profile: Samantha Cosgrove


PhD, Rhetoric and Professional Communication (co-major in Human-Computer Interaction), Iowa State University

MA, English (Rhetoric and Composition concentration), University of South Florida

BA, English (minor in Creative Writing), University of North Carolina at Pembroke


Sam Cosgrove is an assistant professor of technical communication who teaches courses in user experience, visual communication, and instructional design. Her research areas are risk communication, user experience, and professional and technical communication pedagogy. She received her PhD in both Rhetoric and Professional Communication (RPC) and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) from Iowa State University in 2020.

Outside the Classroom

When she's not on campus, Sam likes to spend time outdoors, craft, read, bake, and hang out with her dog, Maddie.

Teaching Interests

User Experience, Visual Design, Instructional Design, Coding

Courses Commonly Taught

  • TECM 3100: Visual Technical Communication
  • TECM 5290: Design and Development of High-Tech Training Manuals

Research Interests

Risk Communication, User Experience, Professional and Technical Communication Pedagogy

Noteworthy Publications

Coffelt, T., Cosgrove, S., & Vance, B. (2022). Measuring business and professional communication skills. Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 85(2), 169-191.