Jay R. Gould Award

The Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication honors the distinguished teaching career of professor Gould.

Professor Gould’s academic mentorship of technical communication students guided many men and women into the profession. The Jay R. Gould Award for excellence in teaching technical communication honors his distinguished teaching career, which is an outstanding example of the long-term commitment, innovation, and excellence in teaching.

This award honors true academic mentorship; a record of successful students, defined as those who are involved in STC, and actively working in the profession; involvement in student activities outside of the classroom; innovation and creativity in teaching, and involvement in research that leads to changes in the way technical communication is taught.

2019 Honorees

Lisa Meloncon, University of South Florida

Citation: For extensive innovation in technical communication pedagogy and programmatic development, and for superb mentorship of both students and colleagues in the technical communication academy.


Nomination process

Please consult the guidelines for the complete nomination process.

Who is eligible: A nominee must be a regular member of STC at the time of application, have been involved in post-secondary education for at least fifteen years, and have made a primary career in teaching the philosophy and theory of technical communication as a distinct discipline.

Who may nominate: Department chairs, Deans, colleagues,  students, and other STC members acquainted with the nominee.

Due date for nominations:   15 November 2019

Due date for applications by nominated candidates:   17 December 2019

Honorees notified: After vote by STC Board of Directors, February

Award Presented: At the Honors Event at the STC Technical Communication Summit 

The Jay R. Gould Guidelines

The previous Jay R. Gould Winners

Recommendations should be sent via email to:

Sally Henschel, Jay R. Gould Award Committee chair

Elaine Gilliam, STC staff liaison