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Natalia Matveeva

(713) 222-5371

Teaching and Research Interests:

Primary Research:

  • Curriculum development for technical writing courses
  • Intercultural communication
  • Hypertext rhetoric

Research in Progress:

  • Projects that explore various teaching and training methods for technical writing courses
  • New experiential activities that can be adapted for intercultural teaching
  • Cross-cultural differences in documentation

Educational Background:

  • Ph.D. in Technical Communication and Rhetoric; minor in Applied Linguistics, Texas Tech University
  • M.A. in English, Pittsburg State University
  • B.A. in Russian and English Literature and Languages, Kazan State University, Russia


Matveeva, Natalia, and Gerald Savage. “Toward Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Technical Communication Programs: A Study of Technical Communication in Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Tribal Colleges and Universities in the United States.” Programmatic Perspective, 3.1 (2011): 152-179.

Matveeva, Natalia."Teaching Intercultural Communication in a Basic Technical Writing Course: A Survey of Our Current Practices and Methods.” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication. 38.4 (2008): 387-410.

Matveeva, Natalia. "The Intercultural Component in Textbooks for Teaching a Technical Writing Service Course.” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication.37.2 (2007): 151-166.

Matveeva, Natalia, and Thomas Barker. “Teaching Intercultural Communication in a Technical Writing Service Course: Real Instructors’ Practices and Suggestions for Textbook Selection.” Technical Communication Quarterly, 15.2 (2006): 191-214.

Matveeva, Natalia. “Paralogic Hermeneutics: An Alternative Approach to Teaching Intercultural Communication in a Technical Writing Course,” Proceedings of International Professional Communication Conference, CD-ROM, 06/2005.

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