Dr. Edward Malone, associate professor of English and technical communication at Missouri University of Science and Technology, will be honored this week for his writing by the National Council of Teachers of English.
Malone, who is also director of his department’s online programs, will receive an award for Best Article Reporting Historical Research or Textual Studies in Technical and Scientific Communication at the Conference on College Composition and Communication held March 21-24, 2012, in St. Louis. The award will be presented during a ceremony on March 23.
Malone will receive the award for his article titled “Chrysler’s ‘Most Beautiful Engineer’: Lucille J. Pieti in the Pillory of Fame.” The article was published in volume 19, issue 2 of Technical Communication Quarterly.
The article examines Lucille Pieti, a technical writer at Chrysler in in the 1940s and 1950s, who graduated from college with an engineering degree, but was unable to find a job outside of technical writing. Her story illustrates the generalizations about women scientists and engineers after World War II, Malone says. Pieti’s case is unusual, though, because she became a national celebrity, eventually joining the cast of a television sitcom.
To win the award, Malone’s work stood out among all similar works published during 2010 and 2011.
Malone has taught at Missouri S&T since 2003. He held a lecturer position in English at Missouri S&T from 1993-96, then served as an assistant and an associate professor of English at Missouri Western State College.
Malone earned a Ph.D. degree in English from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He also holds a bachelor of science degree in education and a master of arts degree in English, both from Missouri State University.