Assistant Professor; Writing Internship Coordinator

Thompson Hall 313

(501) 450-3338


Ph.D., English Studies: Technical Communication, Illinois State University

M.A., English: Rhetoric & Applied Writing, St. Cloud State University

B.A., English: Linguistics, St. Cloud State University


Technical and professional communication and cultural usability; cultures of industry and labor; sophistic rhetoric; composition.


Dr. Kyle Mattson earned a Ph.D. with a concentration in technical communication at Illinois State University. His teaching and research interests emphasize intersections of technical and professional communication, intercultural rhetoric, and cultural usability. This focus sees information design in the tools, strategies, and meanings that working professionals create online and in print. Dr. Mattson's goal is to help students in the Writing Major or its related minors see Professional Writing at UCA as relevant and rewarding, a worthwhile path for personal and career-based success. Recognizing that undergraduate- and graduate-level study is necessarily challenging, Dr. Mattson always celebrates when his students graduate.


Screen shot 2014-10-11 at 12.24.42 PM
As coeditor of connexions, international professional communication journal, Dr. Mattson enjoys his active role in the cycle of emergent scholarship in international professional communication (IPC).

Screen Shot 2015-11-26 at 11.21.37 AM (1)
Dr. Mattson's present research includes his role as co-investigator, alongside other globally placed scholars, on the VISTAC - Science and Technology Visuals in Action Engineering Pilot Study of the Visualizing STEM Research Synergy Cluster.


Screen Shot 2015-11-26 at 12.15.24 PM
As Writing Internship Coordinator, Dr. Mattson welcomes inquiries from current and future internship partners across industry, government, and nonprofit sectors of Central Arkansas, Greater Little Rock, and the region.

If you are a potential internship partner seeking interns, please see Information for Prospective Internship Partners and contact Dr. Mattson directly.

If you are a Department of Writing undergraduate or graduate student considering an internship, see Overview of the Internship Program in Writing and contact Dr. Mattson directly.