Elisa Warford

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Associate Professor of Technical Communication Practice


  • Doctoral Degree, English, University of Maryland College Park
  • Master's Degree, English, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • Bachelor's Degree, English, Pepperdine University - Los Angeles Campus


Elisa Warford, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer in the Engineering Writing Program at USC, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in written and oral engineering communication. She is also a professional technical editor specializing in engineering writing for academia and industry. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Maryland.

Research Summary

Her research interests include the rhetoric of science and portrayals of engineering and technology in American literature.


  • 1998 University of Maryland Graduate Tuition Remission Recruitment Award
  • 1992 Pepperdine University Outstanding Graduate for the Humanities Division
  • 1990 Pepperdine University Alpha Chi National Honor Society
  • 1990 Pepperdine University Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society

    • OHE 106
    • Olin Hall of Engineering
    • 3650 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
    • USC Mail Code: 1455

    Contact Information
    • warford@usc.edu


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