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.