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Michael Bokor

Michael J. K. Bokor

Assistant Professor of English

B.A., University of Cape Coast (Ghana)M.A., Ph.D., Illinois State University


I am from Ghana in West Africa. Some of my hobbies include: sports (soccer, volleyball and ping-pong); music (especially gospel songs and reggae); gardening; and bird watching.


Technical and Professional Communication/Rhetoric and Composition/Linguistics


  • Author, “The Last Laugh” (2009)
  • Author, “Africa Goes for Outsourcing,” published in “Outsourcing Technical Communication: Issues, Policies, and Practices” (2008)
  • Author, “Connecting with the ‘Other’ in Technical Communication: World Englishes and Ethos Transformation of US Native English-Speaking Students,” published in Technical Communication Quarterly, 20(02), April 2011, pp. 208–237.
  • Author, “Moving International Technical Communication Forward: A World Englishes Approach,” published in Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 41(2), April 2011, pp. 113–138.


  • Recipient, Ora Brettal Award for Scholarship, Illinois State University (2008)
  • Recipient, University Club Award, Illinois State University (2008)
  • Recipient, International Studies and Programs Office Fellowship Award, Illinois State University (2004 and 2005)
  • Recipient, Writing Programs Administration Award for facilitating a professional development workshop for new international graduate teaching assistants, Illinois State University (2003)
  • Member, The National Scholars Honor Society (Lambda Cum Laude)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW)
  • Member, Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • Member, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • Member, Council of Programs in Scientific and Technical Communication (CPTSC)
  • Member, Organization of Global Communicators
  • Member, The National Scholars Honor Society (Lambda Cum Laude)