Carolyn Boiarsky is a Professor in the Department of English at Purdue University Northwest- Hammond Campus, Hammond, Indiana. She has authored three books related to communicating in engineering and the technical sciences. Her most recent book, Risk Communication and Miscommunication: Case Studies in Science, Technology, Engineering, Government and Community Organizations, was published by Colorado University Press in both digital and hard copy versions. She has also published two texts Technical Communication: Contexts, Audiences, and Communities and Writings from the Workplace: Documents, Models and Cases. She has received the Frank R. Smith Article of the Year Award twice, once in 1998 and again in 2016. The 1998 article appeared again in the Golden Anniversary Issue as one of the outstanding articles published in the Journal’s 25-year history. She has made numerous presentations at the annual conferences of the Society for Technical Communication and the IEEE/Professional Communication Society. She has also presented internationally in Limerick, Ireland, and Milan, Italy; and was invited to present at the Engineering Education Conference in Sheffield, England. She is presently working on an Environmental Justice book related to the lead-contaminated soil in East Chicago, Indiana, where 1,300 low come, mostly minority working-class residents were evicted when legacy lead was found in the soil under their homes.