Miriam Williams named editor-in-chief of "Technical Communication"
Miriam F. Williams, a professor and associate chair in the Department of English at Texas State University, has been named editor-in-chief of the journal, Technical Communication, by the board of directors of the Society for Technical Communication.
Williams' term will begin January 2021.
"I’d like to thank the Office of the Provost, College of Liberal Arts and Department of English for supporting this exciting new opportunity," Williams said.
Williams said she views practitioner-academic collaborations in research as a central part of her vision for the journal. And, as a scholar and practitioner with a commitment to social justice, she said she intends build on current editor-in-chief Sam Dragga’s efforts to keep the journal relevant, timely and award winning.
Williams brings extensive professional and academic experience to the journal's helm. She worked for the Texas Department of Health and Human Services Commission where, as a policy specialist, she was a regulation editor/developer and eventually became the program administrator for regulation editors. After earning her doctorate in technical communication and rhetoric at Texas Tech University, Williams joined the Texas State faculty in 2005. She was the Presidential Fellow for 2011/2012 and promoted to professor in 2014.
Williams received the 2020 CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Award in the category of best article reporting historical research or textual studies in technical and scientific communication. Along with her co-editor, Williams has edited two collections on race, diversity and ethnicity. In 2017, she was elevated to Fellow of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing.