MAUREEN A MATHISON portrait
  • Chair Department of Writing and Rhetoric Studies
  • Associate Professor, Writing and Rhetoric Studies
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Professional Service

  • Business and Professional Communication Quarterly Journal. Manuscript Reviewer. 12/01/2020 - 12/23/2020
  • International Association for Writing Across the Curriculum. Role: Chair, Student Feedback Committee. Award Committee for Best Article on Diversity and Inclusion. 11/15/2020 - present
  • Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference. Role: Co -Founder of conference and host Institution for 2017. Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference. Role: Co-founder and Chair. Host Institution; Keynote Speaker: Debra Hawhee, Penn State University. 10/26/2017 - 10/28/2017
  • Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference. Role: Co-founder and Chair. Host Institution; Keynote Speaker: Marilyn Cooper, Michigan Tech U. 12/01/2012 - present

Internal Service

  • Department Curriculum Committee. Member, 08/05/2020 - present. Department service.
  • Ad Hoc Committee for the creation of a certificate program in Professional and Technical Writing. Chair, 08/05/2020 - present. Department service.
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Member, 08/05/2020 - present. Department service.
  • Academic Senate Special Committee on Student Input RPT Process . Member, 01/06/2020 - 06/30/2020. University service.
  • Search Committee, Cultural Rhetorics. Chair, 08/22/2019 - 02/14/2020. Department service.
  • University Research Committee. Reviewer, 01/14/2019 - 02/24/2020. University service.
  • University Senate. Chair, Student Feedback Committee, 08/22/2018 - present. University service.
  • Ad Hoc Committee for Department By-Laws. Chair, 03/09/2018 - 06/30/2018. Department service.
  • University Senate, Personal and Elections Committee. Member, 02/01/2018 - 02/01/2019. University service.
  • Search Committee for chair of the department. Member , 09/06/2017 - 02/02/2018. Department service.
  • Executive Committee. Member, 08/23/2017 - present. Department service.
  • University Senate. College of Humanities Representative, 08/08/2017 - 08/08/2020. University service.
  • Retention Committee for Career-line Faculty. Chair, 11/01/2016 - 12/15/2016. Department service.
  • Search Committee, for Assistant Professor (Tenure Line). Member, 10/10/2016 - 03/10/2017. Department service.
  • Career Development Committee. Member, 09/01/2016 - present. College service.
  • Roadmap Committee. Member , 01/01/2016 - 12/16/2016. College service.
  • Utah Young Authors Project: State project in which Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Art, and graphics art teachers are supported in a workshop with their students to produce high quality children’s books. Member, Advisory Board, 09/01/2015 - 12/31/2015. Other service.
  • Department Honors Thesis Advisor. Advisor, 08/19/2015 - present. Department service.
  • Council of Dee Fellows. Member and Chair, 07/01/2015 - 04/26/2018. College service.
  • Career Development Committee. Member, 09/05/2014 - present. College service.
  • RPT Committee. Department Representative, 09/05/2014 - 12/16/2014. College service.
  • Multi-State Collaboration Initiative, USHE, Campus Leader, 2014- Funded by the Lumina Foundation through the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) and the Association of American Universities and Colleges (AAC&U). A nine-state collaboration to examine the validity of learning outcomes for written and quantitative literacies. Part of a national effort for authentic writing assessment. Training in Kansas City, MO. Campus Leader, 09/01/2014 - 06/30/2015. Other service.
  • University Strategic Scheduling for Student Success Committee. Member, 09/01/2014 - 06/30/2015. University service.
  • College Curriculum Committee. Member, 09/01/2014 - 06/30/2015. College service.
  • Retention Promotion and Tenure Committee. Member, 09/01/2014 - 06/30/2015. College service.
  • Career Development Committee. Member, 09/01/2014 - 06/30/2015. College service.
  • State Of Utah: Appointed by Governor Herbert: Committee examined the Utah Core standards to determine their rigor for Utah students. Met with Governor Herbert to discuss recommendations. Presented findings to the Utah State Board of Education, February, 2014. Chair, Language Arts Committee, 09/01/2014 - 02/13/2015. Other service.
  • Inaugural Chair of Department of Writing and Rhetoric Studies. Chair, 07/01/2014 - 07/01/2015. College service.
  • University Strategic Scheduling for Student Success Committee. Member, 05/03/2014 - 12/05/2014. University service.
  • English Major’s Group, USHE, ongoing. Chair, 10/01/2013 - 07/01/2015. Other service.
  • University Student Retention and Graduation Committee. Member, 09/30/2013 - present. University service.
  • General Education Council. Member, 09/07/2013 - present. University service.
  • Bennion Center CEL Task Force. Member, 09/07/2013 - 09/06/2014. University service.
  • University Student Retention and Graduation Task Force. Member, 09/07/2013 - 05/03/2014. University service.
  • University Equity and Diversity Committee. Member, 09/07/2013 - 05/03/2014. University service.
  • General Education Council. Member, 09/01/2013 - 06/30/2015. University service.
  • Bennion Center CEL Task Force. Member, 09/01/2013 - 06/30/2015. University service.
  • University Incentive Committee . Member, 09/01/2013 - 03/17/2014. University service.
  • General Education Council. Member, 08/01/2013 - 05/03/2014. University service.
  • Job Search Committee. Member, 08/01/2013 - 02/01/2014. Other service.
  • Beacons of Excellence Committee, UGS. Member, 02/01/2012 - 10/30/2013. University service.
  • Search Committee, Director of EOP. Member, 09/01/2011 - 12/08/2011. University service.
  • Graduate Research Fellowship Committee. Member/Reader, 03/10/2011 - 03/31/2011. University service.
  • Sino-Pathways Committee. Member, 01/2011 - 07/01/2012. University service.
  • Exit Interview Committee, Dept. of Anthropology. Member, 12/2010 - 12/2010. University service.
  • Undergraduate Council. Member, 08/01/2010 - 08/01/2013. University service.
  • Undergraduate Council. Member, 07/2010 - 05/03/2014. University service.
  • Search Committee, University Writing Program. Chair, 07/2010 - 03/2011. College service.
  • President's Commission on the Status of Women. Member, 07/01/2009 - 07/01/2011. University service.
  • Search Committee, University Writing Program. Chair, 05/01/2009 - 03/10/2010. Other service.
  • Humanities Area Committee. Member, 07/01/2008 - 07/01/2011. University service.
  • College Curriculum Committee. Member, 07/01/2004 - present. College service.
  • Communication/Writing Committee. Chair, 07/01/2004 - 08/03/2013. University service.
  • Graduate Committee. Member, 12/01/1995 - present. Department service.
  • Graduate Committee. Member, 09/01/1995 - present. Department service.
  • Graduate Committee/UWP. Member, 07/01/1995 - 07/01/2010. Other service.

Community Partnership

  • DreamKeepers Project at Glendale Middle School. 09/01/2011 - 12/31/2013

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Faculty Service Award. College of Humanities, 09/26/2020
  • Faculty Release for Scholarly Pursuits. A one-semester release devoted to full-time scholarship. Vice President for Research, University of Utah, 01/11/2019
  • Virgil C. Aldrich Internal Faculty Fellow. Competitive program that provides full-time research in residence at the Tanner Humanities Center fro one semester. Tanner Humanities Center, University of Utah, 11/13/2018
  • Nominated for the Calvin and JeNeal Hatch University Teaching Award, 2013-14. University of Utah, 12/13/2014