East Carolina University English professor Kirk St. Amant was named an associate fellow by the Society for Technical Communication at the organization’s annual conference in Sacramento, Calif., May 17.
Associate fellow is one of the highest ranks that the society confers upon a member. Candidates are nominated by members and must have at least 15 years of experience in technical communication. They must be STC members for at least 10 years, with demonstrated contributions to the profession and the STC.
St. Amant is an associate professor of technical and professional communication and international studies at ECU. His background includes cultural anthropology, international government and technical communication.
He has taught technical and professional communication and inter-cultural communication for a number of U.S. universities, along with courses in e-commerce, distance education and business communication in the Ukraine with the USAID-sponsored Consortium for the Enhancement of Ukrainian Management Education. He has engaged in collaborative online and on-site teaching with the Aarhus School of Business in Denmark as well.
The STC honor recognized St. Amant’s contributions to “the advancement of research and teaching in intercultural technical communication” and to “academic editing and publishing in technical communication.”
The STC is an international association of technical communicators, the largest in the world with members on six continents. For more information, visit www.stc.org.