About the Author
Kirk St.Amant is an assistant professor of technical communication and rhetoric in the Department of English at Texas Tech University. He has a background in anthropology, international government, and technical communication and his research interests include intercultural exchanges via online media and international outsourcing. He has taught online and conventional courses in technical and professional communication and in intercultural communication for Texas Tech University, Mercer University, and James Madison University. He has also taught courses in e-commerce, distance education, and business communication in Ukraine as a part of the USAID-sponsored Consortium for the Enhancement of Ukrainian Management Education (CEUME).