STC’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Dr. Miriam F. Williams will take on the position of Editor-in-Chief for the journal, Technical Communication, beginning in January 2021. Dr. Williams, a Professor, Associate Chair for the Department of English, and former Director of the MA in Technical Communication at Texas State University, brings extensive professional and academic experience to the journal’s helm.
In her professional career, Dr. Williams worked for the Texas Department of Health and Human Services Commission (DHS) where, as a Policy Specialist, she worked as a Regulation Editor/Developer. Later, at DHS, Dr. Williams became the Program Administrator for Regulation Editors. After completing her PhD in Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Texas Tech University, Dr. Williams began her academic journey at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX, starting in 2005. She was the Presidential Fellow for 2011/2012 and achieved the rank of Full Professor in 2014. Dr. Williams is an award-winning scholar; she recently 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, Dr. Williams has also edited two collections on race, diversity, and ethnicity. In 2017, she was elevated to Fellow of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW).
Dr. Williams 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 intends to build on Sam Dragga’s efforts to keep the journal relevant, timely, and award winning.
We look forward to working with Dr. Williams in her new role as Editor-in-Chief.