• Chair Department of Writing and Rhetoric Studies
  • Associate Professor, Writing and Rhetoric Studies

Research Statement

My work addresses issues concerning academic discourse and the various ways it is situated in society and higher education. I am primarily interested in how knowledge is constructed and disseminated among scientists, as well as how it is used as a means of professionalization for students across various disciplines. 

Research Keywords

  • Disciplinary Writing; Rhetoric; Science and Technology Studies


  • Rhetoric as Tool: Scientific Innovation through a Multiples Lens (with Rachel Holland, UROP student and co-author). Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Baltimore, May, Accepted. Conference Paper, Accepted, 11/01/2021.
  • Framing Technical Editing as a Social Justice Opportunity Through Human-Centered Projects. International-Writing-Across-the-Curriculum Conference (IWAC), Fort Collins, CO. August (with Stephanie Weidauer, student and co-author). Virtual. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/04/2021.

Research Equipment and Testing Expertise

  • Qualitative and quantitative methods. Contact: Maureen Mathison , 801-581-7090 , 3700 LNCO.


  • Maureen A. Mathison (2021). Scientific letters and commentaries in their social and historical contexts . (pp. 234-244). Routledge. Published, 12/01/2021.
  • Sojourning in Disciplinary Cultures: A Case Study of Teaching Writing in Engineering. Logan UT: Utah State University Press. Published, 03/13/2019.
  • Mathison, M. A., Stillman-Webb, N. & Bell, S. (2014) Framing sustainability: Business students writing about the environment. Journal of Business and Technical Communication. Published, 01/01/2014.