Ellen Barton Wins NCTE Award for Best Article

Professor Ellen Barton has received the 2005 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Award for the best article in Reporting Qualitative or Quantitative Research in Technical or Scientific Communication.

The article, “Discourse Methods and Critical Practice in Professional Communication: The Front-Stage and Back-Stage Discourse of Prognosis in the Discourse of Medicine,” appeared in Journal of Business and Technical Communication Special Issue on “Critical Practice in Professional Communication” (Ed. Carl Herndl) 18 (2004): 67-111.

Dr. Barton has now won all three NCTE awards in Technical or Scientific Communication. In 2002 she won the award for Best Article on Philosophy or Theory in Scientific and Technical Communication and and in 2004 she won the award for Best Article on Methods of Teaching Technical/Scientific Communication.

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