NEA Director Glen Southergill

NEA Director Glen Southergill

Glen Southergill is an Associate Professor of Professional and Technical Communication at Montana Technological University (Montana Tech), where he teaches courses in writing, interactive media, and public relations, and mentors graduate students in the University of Montana’s Interdisciplinary Studies Doctoral and Montana Tech’s Master of Science in Technical Communication programs.  Glen has served in higher education for seventeen years in a variety of roles, including as professional classified staff, graduate employee, and (most recently) faculty.

Glen attempted to join the Montana Tech Faculty Association (MTFA #7730) almost immediately after accepting his job offer in 2014. To his dismay, he had to wait until his first day under contract. Since then, he has constantly looked for any and every opportunity to contribute to the union. He has served on the MEA-MFT Board of Directors, as Chair (and Vice-Chair) of the Coalition of University Faculty and Staff, as Delegate (and Trustee) to the Southwest Montana Labor Council, as member of bargaining teams for MFPE (in pre-budget negotiations) and for MTFA, and as Secretary for the MTFA. As other chances to contribute become available, you can expect him to volunteer without pause or reservation.

He earned his Ph.D. (Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design) and MA (Professional Communication) from Clemson University, and his BS (Psychology) from the University of Arizona. His published work has appeared in a variety of scholarly outlets, including Textshop Experiments and the Journal of Undergraduate Multimedia Projects. He lives in Butte with his wife and two young daughters (both of whom are students in Butte School District #1).