As the coordinator of English 352, Technical Communication at New Jersey Institute of Technology, I have developed an analytic online portfolio assessment with Norbert Elliot. My main research areas are the history of technical communication and writing assessment. I have just finished writing a book, The Language of Work: Technical Communication at Lukens Steel, 1810-1925 which will be published by Baywood Press in January 2009.
"The Evolution of Illustrated Texts and its Effect on Science: an Example from the Early American State Geological Reports." Leonardo: Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, MIT Press, (41:2), 2008, pp. 120-127.
" Site-Specific Content Management Systems: Analyze Before You Act." Book chapter with Susan Fowler, eds. George Pullman & Baotong Gu, Content Management: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice, Amityville, NY: Baywood Press, 2008, pp. 38-48.
" The Steel Bible: A Case Study of 20th Century Technical Communication." Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, (37:3), 2007, pp. 281-303.
" A Decade of Research: Assessing Change in the Technical Communication Classroom Using Online Portfolios." Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, (36:4), 2006, pp. 413-431.
“The Analytic Assessment of Online Portfolios in Undergraduate Technical Communication: A Model.” Journal of Engineering Education, (95:4), 2006, pp. 279–287.
“Prediscursive Technical Communication in the Early American Iron Industry.” Technical Communication Quarterly, (15:2), 2006, pp. 171–189.
"Teaching Technical Communication in the Wired Classroom – the Transition from Blackboard to Computer Screen" with Frank Casale and Michael Kerley. ASEE Mid-Atlantic Conference Proceedings, April 2005.
"Beyond Cut Scores: Portfolio Assessment in Program Evaluation" with Norbert Elliot. ASEE Mid-Atlantic Conference Proceedings, October 2004.
“Colonial Travel and the Erskine Family.” Journal of the Orange County Historical Society, October 2004.
“Developing Complex Sources,” “Content Management and Networks” and “Information and Order.” IEEE PCS Newsletter, November/December 2003.
“Knowledge Management and the Teaching of Technical Communication: Where does knowledge Reside in the Theory vs. Practice Debate?” IPCC (International Professional Communication Conference) Proceedings, 2003.
“The Birth of a Nation: Technical Communication and the American Revolution.” Journal of the Orange County Historical Society, October 2003.
Previous PublicationsPeer Reviewed Articles
"The Oedipal Eliot, or, The Waste Land, a Complex Complex." Journal of Evolutionary Psychology. 8 (1993): 172-180.
"´that hidden mysterie´: Sources of Misogyny in Donne´s Songs and Sonets." Journal of Evolutionary Psychology. 8 (1992): 195-203.
"The Limbs of Osiris: Reed´s Mumbo Jumbo and Hollywood´s ´The Mummy´." Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS), (17.4), 1992, pp. 105-115.
"Constructing Machismo in ´Mean Streets´ and ´Raging Bull´." Perspectives on RAGING BULL ed. Steven Kellman. New York: G.K. Hall, 1994, pp. 95-106.