Dr. Deborah S. Bosley is an associate professor of English at UNC Charlotte and an international expert in the use of plain language. She has spent the past 20 years teaching technical writing to graduate and undergraduate students. Her areas of expertise are government and private sector written communication with the public and cross-cultural communication.
At UNC Charlotte, her administrative experience includes being the Director of the University Writing Program; the Center for Writing, Language, and LIteracy; and the Center for Humanities, Technology, and Science.
Her research articles have won three national awards (from the Society for Technical Communication, IEEE Professional Communication, and the Association of Technical Writing). She also won the Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Society for Technical Communication.
Dr. Bosley has given more than 100 presentations in the U.S., Mexico, England, Spain, Ireland, Germany, and France. The author of three books and more than two dozen articles on issues related to clear communication, she was an invited participant fo rthe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Sumposium on Mortgage Disclosures: Communicating with Consumers in Washington, D.C. in December 2010.
She is often asked to comment on issues related to written communication. She has been interviewed for The Wall Street Journal, This Weekend radio Broadcast, Investment News, HealthLeader Media, Transaction World Magazine, The Pittsburgh Gazette, The Omaha Herald, The New Jersey Star Ledger, and other media.
Nationally and internationally, she is on the board of the Center for Plain Language in Washington, D.C., the Plain Language International Network, and "connextions," an international journal (based in Portugal) focused on clear communication with the public. Locally, she has served as President of the Light Factory, head of communications for the Women's Impact Fund, and member of the Advisory Council for the Women's Inter-cultural Exchange.