Honors

  • Rigo Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Field of Communication Design from Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication (2016).
  • CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Award for "Best Article Reporting Qualitative or Quantitative Research in Technical or Scientific Communication (2014).
  • First Place in Poster Competition, International Professional Communication Conference, Vancouver, Canada, IEEE Professional Communication Society (2013).
  • Ronald S. Blicq Award for Distinction in Technical Communication Education (2008).
  • Distinguished Contributions to Lifelong Learning Award. University of Washington (2007).
  • Frank R. Smith Outstanding Journal Article Award, "Distinguished Technical Communication 2006, for "The Effect of Heading Frequency on Comprehension of Print Versus Online Information." (The first place award for articles appearing in Technical Communication.) (2007).
  • Ken Rainey Award for Excellence in Research, Society for Technical Communication. First ever award from the Society for Technical Communication for excellence and leadership in research (2007).
  • Invited plenary speaker, International Conference on Discourse, Cognition and Communication, Utrecht, The Netherlands (2006).
  • Jay R. Gould Excellence in Teaching Award from the Society for Technical Communication (May 2004).
  • Frank R. Smith Outstanding Journal Article Award, "Distinguished Technical Communication 2000" for "Developing Heuristics for Web Communication" (from the Society for Technical Communication) (2001).
  • Frank R. Smith Outstanding Article Award for "The Influence of Semantics and Syntax on What Readers Remember" (from the Society for Technical Communication) (2000).
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Washington Outreach Programs (2000).
  • Fellow, Society for Technical Communication (1997).
  • Achievement Award for Best Research Article for "Reduced Text Structure at Two Text Levels: Impacts on the Performance of Technical Readers" (from the Society for Technical Communication, Chapter 34) (1995).
  • Award of Distinguished Communication for "Writing for Human Performance: Relating Reading Research to Document Design"(from the Society for Technical Communication) (1993).
  • Best Article Reporting Formal Research in Technical or Scientific Communication for "Signaling Effects: Increased Content Retention and New Answers" (National Council of Teachers of English) (1991).
  • Visiting Scientist, Battelle Human Affairs Research Center, Human Factors Organizational Effectiveness Study Center, Seattle, WA.(1989-1991).
  • Distinguished Teaching Award," University of Washington (1990).
  • "Faculty Achievement Award," College of Engineering, University of Washington (1989).
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society.
  • Pi Lambda Theta National Honor Society.
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