Isidore K Dorpenyo

Isidore K Dorpenyo

Assistant Professor

Writing and Rhetoric: Writing and Rhetoric: International technical communication, professional and technical communication, social justice, public intellectualism, rhetoric of technology, technology and elections, politics, biometric technology, and localization.

Isidore K. Dorpenyo teaches courses in technical and scientific communication. His research focuses on the intersections among technical communication, technology, elections and democracy in non-Western Contexts. He seeks to bring conversations about biometric technology, elections and democracy  into the domain of technical communication. His current research investigates the biometric technology adopted by Ghana for its 2012 presidential and parliamentary elections to find out how the adoption provides an avenue for technical communicators to discuss issues such as social justice, representation of technology in technical documents, localization, and rhetoric of technology in non-Western contexts. He also discusses the role of the technical communicator in public advocacy. His work has appeared in the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, the Community Literacy Journal. 

Selected Publications

“Mapping a Space for Rhetorical-Cultural Analysis: A case of a Scientific Proposal.” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 45.3 (2015)

Bowen, L. M., Arko, K., Beatty, J., Delaney, C., Dorpenyo, I., Moeller, L., ... & Velat, J. “Community Engagement in a Graduate-Level Community Literacy Course.” Community Literacy Journal, 9.1, (2014):18-38.


PhD, Rhetoric, Theory and Culture, Michigan Technological University, 2016.

MS, Rhetoric and Technical Communication, Michigan Technological University, 2013.

BA, English, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, 2008.