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Clarkson Professor Wins Award for Best Essay Collection

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The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) 2005 Award for Best Collection of Essays in Technical or Scientific Communication has been awarded to Clarkson University Professor of Communication and Media Johndan Johnson-Eilola. johndan2006

Johnson-Eilola and Selber chose the most influential articles and book chapters published in the field of communications over the past 25 years for the book. They provided introductions offering both historical and conceptual approaches to understanding the contributions of each included work.

Founded in 1911, NCTE is an international organization made up of more than 60,000 teachers and supervisors of English programs in elementary, middle, and secondary schools; faculty in college and university English departments; teacher educators; local and state agency English specialists and professionals in related fields. Members are devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. The NCTE mission statement reads "The Council promotes the development of literacy, the use of language to construct personal and public worlds and to achieve full participation in society, through the learning and teaching of English and the related arts and sciences of language."

Johnson-Eilola is the author of Nostalgic Angels: Rearticulating Hypertext Writing. He is also a co-author of Writing New Media: Theory and Applications for Expanding the Teaching of Composition and two textbooks. His professional awards include: Best of Kairos, 1996-2000 (Kairos is a refereed online journal exploring the intersections of rhetoric, technology and pedagogy); Computers and Composition Distinguished Article Award (2000); the Ellen Nold Award for the Best Article in Computers and Composition Studies (1997); a Kairos Best Article Award Finalist (1996); and the Nell Ann Picket Award for best article published in Technical Communications Quarterly (1996). Johnson-Eilola also contributed a chapter to a book that received the National Council of Writing Program Administrators Best Book Award (2000).

Clarkson University, located in Potsdam, New York, is a private, nationally ranked university with a reputation for developing innovative leaders in engineering, business, the sciences, health sciences and the humanities. At Clarkson, 3,000 high-ability students excel in an environment where learning is not only positive, friendly and supportive but spans the boundaries of traditional disciplines and knowledge. Faculty achieves international recognition for their research and scholarship and connects students to their leadership potential in the marketplace through dynamic, real-world problem solving.

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