Missouri S&T researcher honored for editing

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On February 19, 2015
Dr. Northcut. Photo by Sam O'Keefe, Missouri S&T.

Dr. Northcut. Photo by Sam O’Keefe, Missouri S&T.

Dr. Kathryn Northcut, an associate professor of English and technical communication at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has earned the 2015 Best Original Collection of Essays in Technical or Scientific Communication Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC).

The award honors Northcut’s work as co-editor of the book “Designing Texts: Teaching Visual Communication,” which was published in 2013 by Baywood. The award will be presented on Friday, March 20, at the 2015 CCCC Convention in Tampa, Florida.

Northcut co-edited the book with Dr. Eva Brumberger, an associate professor of communication at Arizona State University.

The book is an edited collection of works that are dedicated to teaching visual communication in non-visual disciplines, with a particular focus on the fields of technical and professional communication, rhetoric, and composition. The collection offers readers theoretically motivated insights into the teaching of visual communication that are supported by research and tested in the classroom.

Northcut earned a bachelor of arts degree in English in 1986 from Western State College, a master of arts degree in teaching English as a second language (TESL) from Colorado State University in 1995, and a Ph.D. in technical communication and rhetoric from Texas Tech University in 2004. Her research interests include rhetoric of science, visual theory and pedagogy.

CCCC is a part of the National Council of Teachers of English. It works to support and promote the teaching and study of college composition and communication. Learn more about CCCC at ncte.org/cccc.

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