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Daniel Plung

University of South Carolina

Dr. Daniel L. Plung has more than 25 years experience in designing and managing publications and information functions. Having previously worked for Allied Chemical and Exxon, Dan currently is a senior manager for Westinghouse Savannah River Co., with responsibility for a 300-person department. He is a recognized expert on procedure management whose work has earned a variety of national awards, including two Reinventing Government Awards (Hammer Awards) from Vice President Al Gore. In addition to having authored dozens of articles on writing and communication, he co-edited two books for the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Press, was national secretary of the Professional Communication Society, and was the principal author of two national standards on procedures. He is a frequently requested speaker, and has chaired and/or keynoted several national conferences. He graduated from the Bronx High School of Science. His undergraduate degree is from the City College of New York; his masters and doctoral degrees, in English, are from Idaho State University. Dr. Plung continues to teach professional and business communication as a lecturer in the Department of Business at the University of South Carolina and is on the Corporate Advisory Board of the Technical Communication Program at New Mexico Tech. He lives in Aiken, South Carolina with his wife and two sons.