Scott A. Mogull Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Scott A. Mogull

Texas State University

Scott A. Mogull, Ph.D., is a Professor of Scientific and Technical Communication at Texas State University. For 14 years, he was an Editor of Technical Communication Quarterly. His research focuses on scientific communication, the commercialization of technology, and technical content marketing. Prior to entering academia, he spent nearly a decade in the biodefense and biotechnology industry. He may be reached by email at [email protected].


Scott A. Mogull is an Associate Professor of scientific and technical communication in the Department of English at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. His research focuses on scientific and medical communication, scientific communication ethics, and commercialization of scientific technology. He has published research in the fields of microbiology, technical communication, medical writing, and medical rhetoric. For nearly a decade, Mogull has worked in the biotechnology, biodefense, and molecular diagnostics industry as a scientific communicator, product manager, marketing manager, and coordinator of global technical information. Since 2008, he has been on the editorial board of Technical Communication Quarterly the journal of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW).


    Ph.D. Technical Communication (Texas Tech Univ)
    M.A. Microbiology (The University of Texas at Austin)
    M.S. Human Centered Design and Engineering (U of Washington)
    B.S. Microbiology (Oregon State University)
    B.S. Psychology (Oregon State University)

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Science & Technology Studies (STS)
    Scientific Communication
    Technical Content Marketing



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Rhetoric of Health & Medicine

Ethics and Practice of Knowledge Integrity in Communicating Health and Medical Research

Published: Mar 24, 2022 by Rhetoric of Health & Medicine
Authors: Scott A. Mogull
Subjects: Communication Studies, Communications Studies

This research provides a systematic framework for researching and citing claims, or “facts,” from the medical literature with transferrable skills beyond the academy. In this article, this framework is examined through the lens of science communication ethics and writer ethos to guide individuals while navigating between automation of literature databases and human agency.


Accuracy of cited “facts” in medical research articles: A review of study methodology and recalculation of quotation error rate

Published: Apr 04, 2018 by PLOS ONE
Authors: Scott A. Mogull
Subjects: Research Methods & Statistics, Communications Studies, Research Methods

Researchers citing the scientific and medical literature inaccurately summarize previous research in 14.5% of their referenced summary statements. That means that 14.5% of cited references, or “facts,” in the scientific and medical literature are incorrect. These errors are predominantly, 64.8% major errors in which the referenced source either fails to substantiate, is unrelated to, or contradicts the assertion.