Kyle Mattson

Kyle Mattson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and 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

Teaching Specialties:
Technical communication, intercultural technical communication and usability; sophistic rhetoric; composition.

Kyle Mattson recently completed his doctorate in English Studies at Illinois State University. Having joined the Department of Writing as an Assistant Professor, Kyle will bring stories of his life in the Upper Midwest and Southeast Asia into his teaching.

Focusing on intercultural technical communication and usability, his recent questions center on the relationship between technical communication practices and globalization. According to Kyle, asking such questions can lead technical communicators to seek opportunities to work for socially just outcomes in the world.

Kyle recently co-authored an article with Gerald Savage in the March 2011 issue of Programmatic Perspectives. Entitled "Perceptions of Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Technical Communication Programs," the article provides a starting point for future conversations about diversity in the field of technical communication.