Lee Tesdell, Ph.D.

Professor | Technical Communication

Address: 229D Armstrong Hall (AH 229D)
Phone: (507) 389-5219
Email: lee.tesdell@mnsu.edu


  • Ph.D. from Iowa State University
  • M.A. from Iowa State University
  • M.A. from University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • B.A. from Southwest Minnesota State College

Tesdell began his teaching career in 1977 in Amman, Jordan. Later, after working in industry as a technical writer in Iowa, he joined the English Department faculty at Minnesota State University, Mankato where he teaches courses in technical communication including English 271, 477/577, and 467/567. On his Century Farm in Iowa he works to implement numerous conservation practices.

Recent Publications & Presentations:

  • Worley, W. & L. Tesdell, Instructor Time and Effort in Online and Face-to-Face Teaching; Lessons Learned in IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 52 (2), June 2009, 138-151.
  • Tesdell, L. Innovation in the Distributed Technical Communication Classroom, chapter in Online Education 2.0, Eds. Cargile Cook, K. and K. Grant-Davie. 2013, 257-270.
  • Parks, S. & L. Tesdell, Meaningful Conversations: Accountability and Responsible Agriculture, Presentation at the annual conference of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW), March 2019, Pittsburgh, PA.
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