Carol Siri Johnson, PhD, is chair of and an associate professor in the Department of Humanities at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Her interdisciplinary research draws from her interests in art, science, technology, and writing. She has published articles on the history of technical communication and the relationship of art and science.
As director of the required technical communication course at NJIT, she developed, in conjunction with NJIT Humanities Professor Norbert Elliot, an online portfolio assessment that meets Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (ABET) standards.
Johnson received the 2010 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Award in Technical and Scientific Communication in the category of Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication for The Language of Work: Technical Communication at Lukens Steel, 1810 to 1925
(Baywood Publishing Co. Inc., 2009).
She received her undergraduate degree in studio art from Mount Holyoke College and her PhD in English from the City University of New York Graduate Center.
Last update: November 28, 2011
Topics: technical communication, history of technical communication, online portfolio assessment, ncte award