Dr. Natasha Jones, Assistant Professor in the Department of English, has been honored with two awards from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Her article, “Plain Language in Environmental Policy Documents: An Assessment of Reader Comprehension and Perceptions" in Volume 42 Issue 4 of the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, won the 2014 CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Award in the category of Best Article Reporting Qualitative or Quantitative Research in Technical or Scientific Communication (as lead author).

In addition, her dissertation “Mediation, Motives, and Goals: Identifying the Networked Nature of Contemporary Activism” won the 2014 CCCC Outstanding Dissertation Award in Technical Communication.

The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) is a constituent organization within the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Dr. Jones will be announced as the recipient of these awards on March 21, during the 2014 CCCC Annual Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dr. Jones's research interests include activism, social justice, and rhetoric in technical communication and technical communication pedagogy. She was a past recipient of University of Washington’s Excellence in Teaching award and a nominee for the University of New Mexico’s Office of Support for Effective Teaching (OSET) New Faculty Teacher of the Year Award.

To read more about Natasha Jones, visit http://english.unm.edu/people/faculty/natasha-jones.html