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Elisa Warford

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Senior Lecturer of Engineering Writing


  • 2006, PhD, English, University of Maryland
  • 1992, Bachelors, English, Pepperdine University
  • 1995, Masters, English, University of Tennessee


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.


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

  • 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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