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NJIT Professor Named Associate Fellow of Technical Society

The Society for Technical Communication has named NJIT Professor Nancy W. Coppola, of Mountain Lakes, an associate fellow. This is one of the highest ranks that the society confers upon a member. Candidates for this honor are nominated by members and must have at least 15 years of experience in technical communication and have been a member for at least 10 years. Recipients have attained eminence in the field of technical communication through achievements and contributions to the profession and society.

Coppola is honored for her knowledge of the field, her intellectual rigor, and her commitment to the professional development and education of technical communicators. She has achieved distinction for her sustained leadership and research in the field of technical communication. She has played a key role in the development of information as well as providing leadership.

Her publications and presentations of research on learning outcomes for programs and core competencies for students in technical communication have established her as a national figure in program assessment. As founding director of a graduate program in professional and technical communication, she has continually improved learning outcomes and the quality of the program through a rigorous application of these assessment practices.

The Society for Technical Communication is the largest association of technical communicators in the world, comprised of more than 13,000 members on six continents throughout its 130 chapters. Members work in every industry, producing instructional manuals, online help, multimedia, training resources, and other forms of technical communication.

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.