Born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Norbert Elliot was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Immaculate Heart of Mary elementary school and Brother Martin High School. He received both his BA and MA from the University of New Orleans and his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee. He has taught at Mercer County Community College, Rider University, the College of New Jersey, and Texas A & M University at Commerce. Since 1988 he has been a member of the Department of Humanities at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).
His research and teaching interests cluster in the following areas: History, Practice, and Theory of Writing Assessment; Theory and Practice of Technical Communication; Biography; Theory and History of Environmental Rhetoric; Empirical Research Methods; Technology and Education.
He is married to Frances Ward, Ph.D., Professor and Founding Dean of the UMDNJ School of Nursing. Their dinner table is graced with the company of their eight children: Christian, Kathryn, James, Luke, Sarah, Jesse, Nicholas, and Sophia. From time to time, each works, lives, and plays at the Jersey Shore.
PhD in English, University of Tennessee
MA in English, University of New Orleans
BA in English, University of New Orleans
Recent Grants Awarded
A Community Research Model for Assessment of Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication. Funding Source: Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication. Focus Area: Asynchronous Graduate Program Assessment. Dates: August 2006-August 2007. Role: Co-PI. Funding: $500.
Sloan Corporate-University Non-Credit ALN Training Demonstration Project. Funding Source: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Focus Area: Asynchronous Current Best Manufacturing Practice. Dates: January 2006-June 2006. Role: PI. Funding: $11,000.
Norbert Elliot. On A Scale: A Social History of Writing Assessment. New York: Peter Lang, 2005. Recipient, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Outstanding Book Award, 2007; Recipient, Stephen P. Witte Award for Writing Assessment Scholarship, 2005.