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English professor named fellow of writing group


Bruce Maylath, professor of English, has been named a fellow by the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, often called ATTW. He was recognized March 19 at an award ceremony held in conjunction with the association’s annual conference in Indianapolis, Ind.

The organization recognizes members as fellows for their “significant long-term contributions to technical communication” and who have established national reputations for their teaching and scholarship.

“News that I would be elevated to the rank of ATTW fellow came as a complete surprise to me. ATTW has had thousands of members over the decades from the U.S. and Canada and quite a few countries overseas. Since the early 1980s, when the rank of fellow was established, only 50 members have been granted this rank, so I feel especially honored to have been selected,” Maylath said. “In addition, I’m thrilled to have been chosen alongside longtime friend and colleague Stuart Selber of Penn State. I know I speak for both of us when I say that we stand on the shoulders of giants.”

The awards committee, in its nomination, noted Maylath’s “innovative approach” in creating the Trans-Atlantic and Pacific Project, that links technical writing classes in the U.S. and Spain with usability testing classes in Finland and translation classes in Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Italy, Kenya, Portugal and Russia. The project is now in its 14th year. The committee also cited Maylath’s work to expand the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication internationally while he served as its president.

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