Brandy Bippes is Assistant Professor in Writing & Rhetoric Studies at the University of Utah Asia Campus and UAC English Language Lab Coordinator. Her diverse background includes a focus in international andragogy, rhetoric, and applied linguistics (TESL), corporate training & business education, computer science, computer applications, and technical communication. Bippes completed her PhD coursework in Technical Communication & Rhetoric through Texas Tech University. She holds an MA English TESOL and Rhetoric & Technical Communication, a BA Anthropology, a BA Technical Communication & Rhetoric, with minors in TESL, Linguistics, and Visual Communication Design from Eastern Washington University. She also holds an AAS in Marketing and AAS Graphic Design from Spokane Falls Community College. Bippes has a strong specialization in second language issues with andragogical focus. She brings several years of entrepreneurship and corporate training, combined with international work and study to the field. In addition to her love for education and excellence as an educator, her experience includes co-development of an international bridge pilot for colleges in Washington, directing a multi-site tutoring center, and editing several copy-left publications in writing across the curriculum.