Miles Kimball, professor and department head in Communication and Media, received the 2016 College English Association (CEA) Professional Achievement Award, which recognizes an association member who has significantly contributed to teaching and scholarship at the college level.

Miles Kimball

Miles Kimball

“I’m deeply honored by the College English Association’s recognition of my scholarship and teaching. Since its founding in 1937, CEA has advocated for the idea of the “scholar-teacher”—a true integration of a professor’s research and teaching missions. I am pleased by this award less for its own sake than for the many students and colleagues it represents,” said Kimball.

In 2011, Kimball received the Joe D. Thomas CEA Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes service to CEA through contributions to the organization over a period of time through committee work, service as an elected officer, and other projects.

Kimball received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Kentucky and has worked as a technical writer and knowledge management consultant in the defense and telecommunication industries.

Prior to coming to Rensselaer, he served as interim chair of communication studies at Texas Tech University. He has won the Conference on College Composition and Communication award for the Best Article on the History or Theory of Technical and Scientific Communication, as well as that organization’s award for the Best Article on Qualitative or Quantitative Research in Technical and Scientific Communication.