Shaun O'Brien

Research Advancement Administrator Sr.
Research Opportunity Advancement and Development
Arizona State University

Location: TEMPE

Contact Information
(480) 727-9671


2017 - MS, Technical Communication, Arizona State University
           Thesis: Interpretations of Data in Ethical vs. Unethical Data Visualizations
           Committee: Claire Lauer (Chair), Eva Brumberger, and Barbara D?Angelo

2014 - B.S., Technical Communication, Arizona State University
           Minor, Media Analysis
           Magna Cum Laude honors
           Academic Dean?s List Certificate 2012 - 2014

Research Interests

  • Design of Communication
  • User Experience
  • Visual Rhetoric
  • Cultural Rhetoric
  • Professional Writing
  • Technical Communication
  • Digital Rhetoric
  • Visual Literacy


Shaun O'Brien is the Research Advancement Administrator Sr. for the Biodesign Institute. Shaun has experience in proposal development and preaward submissions. He previously worked for environmental and engineering firms and has developed documents as a reporting coordinator for a Department of Defense contractor. Shaun has been responsible for proposal development, marketing campaigns, reporting, and project management for several large-scale industry projects.