Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Writing Assessment, Technical Communication, Biography, Theory, Technology and Education, World Literature


Ph.D. in English, 1981.  University of Tennessee.
M.A. in English, 1975.  University of New Orleans.
B.A. in English, 1973.  University of New Orleans


Recent Books
Edward M. White, Norbert Elliot, and Irvin Peckham. Very Like a Whale: The Evaluation of Writing Instruction. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2015.

Norbert Elliot.  Henry Chauncey: An American Life.  New York: Peter Lang, 2014.

Norbert Elliot, and Leslie Perelman, eds. Writing Assessment in the 21st Century: Essays in Honor of Edward M. White.  New York: Hampton Press, 2012.

Recent Articles

Elliot, Norbert, Rupp, Andre, & Williamson, David. “Three Interpretative Frameworks: Assessment of English Language Arts-Writing in the Common Core State Standards.: Journal of Writing Assessment 8.1 (2015). Web.

Mya Poe, Norbert Elliot, John Cogan, and Tito Nurudeen. “The Legal and the Local: Using Disparate Impact Analysis to Understand the Consequences of Writing Assessment.College Composition and Communication 65.5 (2014): 588-611.

Andrew Klobucar, Norbert Elliot, Perry Deess, Oleksandr Rudniy, Kamal Joshi. “Automated Scoring in Context: Rapid Assessment for Placed Students.” Assessing Writing 18.1 (2013): 62-84.

Norbert Elliot, Perry Dees, Alex Rudniy, and Kamal Joshi. “Placement of Students into First-Year Writing Courses.Research in the Teaching of English 46.3 (2012): 285-313.

CV at NorbertElliot.com


The Journal of Writing Analytics (Analytics) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal published by Colorado State University Open Press. Additional support for the journal is provided by the University of South Florida and the National Science Foundation.

Conceptualized as a multidisciplinary field, Writing Analytics is defined as the study of communication processes and genres as they occur in digital educational environments. The journal operates at the intersection of educational measurement, massive data analysis, digital learning ecologies, and philosophical ethics. Intended to give voice to an emerging community, the journal is devoted to programs of research providing evidence of fair, reliable, and valid analytics. Dedicated to application, such multidisciplinary research will demonstrate its usefulness to educational stakeholders as they expand opportunities for diverse learners.

Publication of Analytics is annual and coincides with the International Conference on Writing Analytics, hosted in 2017 by the University of South Florida. When the conference is announced in the fall of each year, solicitations will be open for both the conference and the journal. Researchers may submit a manuscript without attending the conference.

The Analytics web site is updated quarterly in the winter, spring, summer, and autumn. Updates include book reviews, advances in code, new quantitative techniques, and research notes.

  • Manuscripts for Analytics are due January 30, 2017

  • Manuscripts are returned following peer review March 6, 2017

  • Final accepted papers are due April 10, 2017

  • Issue 1 of Analytics will be published June 5, 2017

For additional information, write to me at nelliot3@USF.edu. I serve as Editor-in-Chief for the Editorial Team.


National Council of Teachers of English

Conference on College Composition and Communication

Modern Language Association

Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication

Association of Teachers of Technical Writing


New Jersey College English Association

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