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ICaP Instructors Represent English Dept in CLA Teaching Awards

May 01, 2023 Maura Struckhoff

Congratulations to our current and former ICaP instructors who won this year’s College of Liberal Arts Teaching Awards! Notably, the English Department was represented in every category of the CLA Teaching Awards. Read more about our winners below.


professional headshot of Dr. Johnson-SheehanRichard Johnson-Sheehan won the Kenneth T. Kofmehl Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. Johnson-Sheehan has won this award two years in a row. Richard Johnson-Sheehan specializes in rhetoric of science, along with professional and technical writing. He joined Purdue faculty in 2004 and has been a mentor for many new teachers. To add on from being a mentor he has also worked on multiple projects like writing the book Technical Communication Today.


Headshot of Dr. JohnsonMichael Johnston won Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher. Johnston specializes in Middle English literature and history of the book. Work on his current project was completed under the Kent R. Mullikin Fellowship at the National Humanities Center (2020–21).


Headshot of Dr. DilgerBradley Dilger won Outstanding Graduate Teacher. Dilger specializes in writing studies and rhetoric and composition with a focus on networks and writing. He joined Purdue faculty in 2014 and currently serves as Director of ICaP. He also participates in the Transculturation project and leads Corpus & Repository of Writing (Crow), a pedagogy-based repository.


 Photograph of Holly baker standing next to her partner.Holly Baker won Outstanding Lecturer. Baker has recently accepted a job as Assistant Professor at Brigham Young University. She teaches Professional Writing and specializes in digital design and publication along with business and technical writing. She writes fiction, nonfiction, and sometimes poetry and is a freelance editor.