Leslie Hankey

Leslie Hankey


Hi! My name is Leslie Hankey. I am a Lecturer of Technical Communication in the Technical Communication and Interactive Design Department. I began teaching as an adjunct at Southern Polytechnic State University in January 2011. I became a temporary full-time lecturer in 2013-2014 and was offered a position as a full-time lecturer at Kennesaw State University in January 2015.

My history: Soon after graduating from the University of Georgia with a BBA, I went to work for Oxford Industries, Inc. where I eventually rose to the position of Retail Group Manager. I enjoyed the exposure to clothing design, management, merchandising and advertising. After nine years with Oxford, I retired to focus on a large and lively family—at least for a time.

Offered a job in the Advancement Office at Whitefield Academy, I reentered the work force and served there as Advancement Assistant, Communications Assistant, Special Projects Coordinator, and Graphic Design Instructor. While working in these positions, I became fascinated by communication and information design, and so I entered the Master of Science in Information Design and Communication program at SPSU. I graduated from the program in 2010.

I was offered the position of Graduate Teaching Assistant while in my master's program, and I worked for Professor Jack Haley—a remarkable man! In 2016 I enrolled in a PhD program in Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Texas Tech University.

I have taught Foundations of Graphics, Applied Graphics, Graphics in the Professions, History and Principles of Design, Visual Design 1, Visual Design 2, Technical Writing, Sketchnotes and Infographics, Typography for Interactive Designers, History and Fundamentals, Productivity and Tools and Project Portfolio. Our field is an exciting one as it changes rapidly in response to new technologies. I am delighted to be a member of the vibrant learning community we have at KSU.