Carliner Receives Alumni Teaching Award from Concordia University


May 19, 2014

In addition to receiving the top awards for research and teaching from the Society for Technical Communication, Saul Carliner has received the Alumni Award for Teaching from the Concordia University Alumni Association.

The Alumni Teaching Award is awarded to a member of Concordia’s teaching staff who has shown superior knowledge, teaching ability and accessibility to students.

Carliner, who is an Associate Professor, Provost Fellow for e-Learning, and Director of the Education Doctoral Program at Concordia University, will receive the award at a banquet in Montreal, May 20.

Carliner’s research and teaching focus on the design of materials for learning and communication in the workplace–especially online materials, the management of groups that produce these materials, and the transfer of research to practice.

In addition to Concordia University, Carliner has taught at the City University of Hong Kong, University of Minnesota, and Southern Polytechnic State University.  Carliner also teaches continuing education workshops for several professional associations in educational technology, training and development, and professional communication.  In addition to the Jay Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication he recently received from the Society for Technical Communication, Carliner received the Keith Wharton Award for Excellence in Teaching from the association of students in scientific and technical communication at the University of Minnesota.

Carliner also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Director of Research for Lakewood Media, and Vice-President of Agence Ometz (a social, employment, and immigration agency). He is a past board member of the Canadian Society for Training and Development and past chair of its Certification Steering Committee, and past international president of the Society for Technical Communication.

Carliner is a Certified Training and Development Professional, a Fellow of the STC, and holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, University of Minnesota and Georgia State University.

The Concordia University Alumni Association (CUAA) comprises the more than 175,000 alumni of Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec and its founding institutions, Sir George Williams University and Loyola College. Upon graduation, all degree, diploma and certificate holders of Concordia University become members for life.

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