MAUREEN A MATHISON portrait
  • Chair Department of Writing and Rhetoric Studies
  • Associate Professor, Writing and Rhetoric Studies
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Research Summary

Research interests include disciplinary rhetoric; the teaching and learning of literate practices across various disciplines; interdisciplinarity; and science and technology studies.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, Georgia State University
  • Master of Arts, Foreign Language Education, Ohio State University Main Cam
  • Master of Arts, English, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Rhetoric, Carnegie Mellon University

Biography

Maureen A. Mathison (PhD, Carnegie Mellon University) is Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Studies. Prior to coming to the University of Utah, she was awarded the Charles Phelps Taft Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati. Her research interests include disciplinary rhetoric; the teaching and learning of literate practices across various disciplines; interdisciplinarity; and science and technology studies. Her recent book Sojourners and Third Cultures: A Case Study of Teaching Writing in Engineering was published by Utah State University Press. She has published in Communication Theory, the Journal of Business and Technical Communication, the Journal of Literacy, Written Communication, and in numerous edited volumes. Mathison was Director of the University Writing Program for 10 years, and once it achieved departmental status, she served as the inaugural chair.