Hillary Hart


Hillary  Hart
Director, Faculty Innovation Center, Department Civil Architecture and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering

Phone: +1 512 471 4635, +1 512 423 5022
Email: hart@mail.utexas.edu

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Patrick Wiseman
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Sandra Zaragoza (primary)
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Dr. Hillary Hart has been since 1987 a Sr. Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering (CE) at UT Austin. Dr Hart created and runs the CE program in Technical Communication, teaching undergraduate and graduate engineering students how to communicate research results clearly in multiple media to diverse audiences. Dr. Hart?s research interests include collaborative work in small project teams, web-based instructional design, and environmental and risk communication. She recently completed a project for BP Amoco to investigate strategies for communicating with all stakeholders (including homeowners) about risk-based decision-making in environmental clean-up projects. She has also done risk-communication work for the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas. One ongoing, three-year project, for the National Science Foundation, involves adapting instructional technology on the Web to create an electronic classroom for visualizing wave phenomena in engineering courses. Recent publications include the chapter on Ph.D. programs in Technical Communication: Academic Programs that Work; numerous book reviews; and papers, reports, and presentations on communicating risk, using case studies to teach communication, and designing web-based instructional materials. Dr. Hart has been a research fellow with the Construction Industry Institute and a senior research associate with the UT Center for Research in Water Resources. Dr. Hart has a Ph.D. in English Literature from Bryn Mawr College. In the last five years she has received several teaching awards from the UT College of Engineering and the Department of Civil Engineering. In 1998 she received the Distinguished Chapter Service Award from the Society for Technical Communication (STC).

Media Rep Contact

Patrick Wiseman
512-232-8060
email

Sandra Zaragoza (primary)
512-471-2129
email