Nancy Barr

Nancy Barr

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  • Professor of Practice, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics
  • Director, Engineering Communications Program
  • PhD, Rhetoric, Theory and Culture, Michigan Technological University

Biography

As Director of the Engineering Communications Program, Barr developed a multi-faceted technical communications program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Tech. She delivers embedded communication instruction to undergraduate students, teaches to graduate engineering communication courses, assists faculty in crafting critical thinking/communication assignments, and trains GTAs and faculty in best practices in evaluating student communication. Barr currently serves as secretary of the IEEE Professional Communication Society Board of Governors and is a member of ASEE, NCTE, and the Consortium for Graduate Communication. She has a PhD in Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture, with a focus on Writing Program Administration in STEM and is the author of three mystery novels.

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