Short Course Instructor Biography

Effective Technical Presentations & Papers Educational

Julia M. Williams, PhD, is Professor of English at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA. Throughout her career at Rose-Hulman, she has blended her work in the classroom teaching engineering communication with work in assessment. Williams’ publications on assessment, engineering and professional communication, and tablet PCs have appeared in the Journal of Engineering Education, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Technical Communication Quarterly, and The Impact of Tablet PCs and Pen-based Technologies in the Classroom, among others. She has been awarded grants from Microsoft, HP, the Engineering Communication Foundation, and National Science Foundation. Currently she collaborates with colleagues at Rose-Hulman and at the University of Washington Center for Evaluation & Research in STEM Equity (CERSE) to support the work of the Revolutionizing Engineering and Computer Science Departments (RED) grant recipients. She has received numerous awards including the 2015 Schlesinger Award (IEEE Professional Communication Society), and the 2010 Sterling Olmsted Award (ASEE Liberal Education Division).