Nancy Barr

Nancy Barr


  • Director, Engineering Communications Program
  • Instructor
  • PhD, Rhetoric, Theory and Culture, Michigan Technological University


As Director of the Engineering Communications Program, Barr developed a multi-faceted technical communications program in the Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Department at MTU. 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. 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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