The Conference on College Composition and Communication took place in Portland, Oregon this year, and several faculty members from the Department of Writing and Rhetoric attended. However, Dr. Natasha Jones stood out by winning the prestigious Nell Ann Pickett award. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric whose work focuses on technical communication and social justice issues. Natasha worked with her co-authors, Dr. Kristin Moore (Texas Tech University) and Dr. Rebecca Walton (Utah State University) on their award-winning article titled “Disrupting the Past to Disrupt the Future: An Antenarrative of Technical Communication,” which was published in Technical Communication Quarterly in August 2016.
The Nell Ann Pickett award is given to the best Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) journal article published all year, chosen by past award winners. According to the NCTE website, the winner also must be an “outstanding teacher whose vision and voice have had a major impact on two-year college professionalism and whose teaching exemplifies such outstanding personal qualities as creativity, sensitivity, and leadership.” Click here for more information on the Nell Ann Picket Award.