The editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2017 Rudolph J. Joenk Award for Best Paper in the Transactions is Karen A. Schriver for “Plain Language in the United States Gains Momentum: 1940–2015.”
Dr. Schriver is an internationally known researcher in information design, plain language, and people-centered communications. She has taught at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; the University of Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands; the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA; the University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa; and recently, at the University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden. Her book, Dynamics in Document Design (Wiley, 1997), has been called a classic in information design and technical communication. Her research interests focus on designing compelling communications for busy people using diverse media.
The judges for this year’s award were Ann Hill Duin, Alan Houser, Darina Slattery, and Jan Spyridakis.
Listen to our interview with Karen Schriver here