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Clarkson Professor Brenton Faber Receives Graham Faculty Research Award

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Brenton D. Faber of Potsdam, professor of technical communications at Clarkson University, was awarded the John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award during the 111th commencement ceremony held May 9. faber2004

Faber's research interests are in the areas of discourse analysis related to social and technological change and workplace communication. Faber is also interested in communication and organizational change, with a special interest in organizational issues related to nonprofits. He is currently exploring the discursive emergence and stability of nanotechnology within physics and chemistry and contrasting scientific and popular narratives of nanoscience.

Faber has compiled a distinguished publishing record since joining the faculty of Clarkson as an assistant professor in 1998. His book, Community action & organizational change: Image, narrative, identity, was published by Southern Illinois University Press in 2002. He has contributed a half dozen chapters and articles to edited volumes and has published more than a dozen articles in peer-reviewed conference proceedings and communications publications, including Technical Communications Quarterly and the Journal of Business and Technical Communications. In 2001, Faber was profiled for research excellence in the Clarkson University President's Report and the Provost's Report.

Faber is also a popular teacher. In 2001, he was named the Clarkson University Outstanding New Teacher and the year before that received Clarkson's Student Life Award. He has taught and developed undergraduate and graduate courses on organizational communication, professional writing, science writing, and rhetorical theory for business and engineering, among others.

Earlier this year Faber was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure.

He is a member of the American Association of Applied Linguistics, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the Association of Teachers of Technical Communication. He has served on the Curricular and Academic Policy Committee at Clarkson and is the faculty advisor for the Clarkson University Swim Team.

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