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Natalia Matveeva

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Natalia Matveeva

Professor Communication Studies

Office: N1055

​Dr. Natalia Matveeva received her Ph.D. in Technical Communication and Rhetoric from Texas Tech University. Natalia has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses on business and technical communication, plain language, intercultural communication, web writing, research methods, desktop publishing, and proposal/grant writing. Her most recent publications appeared in Programmatic PerspectivesTechnical Communication QuarterlyJournal of Technical Writing and Communication, and the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. Her co-authored edited collection (with Dr. Godwin Agboka), titled Citizenship and Advocacy in Technical Communication, was published by Routledge in June of 2018.

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  

TCOM 3302: Business and Technical Report Writing

COMM 3306: Business and Professional Speech Communication

COMM 3315: Small Group Communication

TCOM 3326: Proposal Writing

TCOM 3330: Desktop Publishing

TCOM 3336: Writing for the Web

TCOM 4308: Plain Language in Government, Medical, and Business Writing

TCOM 6310: Intercultural & World Communication

TCOM 6324: Writing in the Professions Using Plain Language

TCOM 6331: Grant Writing for Nonprofit Management

TCOM 6360: Research Methods in Technical and Professional Communication

SM 6670/80: Current Issues for Security Executives

Dr. Matveeva is a tenured associate professor in communication studies and specializes in corporate communication.  She has a Ph.D. in Technical Communication and Rhetoric with a minor in Applied Linguistics. Her research focuses on

  • cross-cultural differences in business and technical communication
  • cultural dimensions and typologies in intercultural communication
  • methods of teaching intercultural communication (experiential teaching; teaching and training methods)
  • plain language and its applications in various contexts (corporate settings; government; and medical spheres)
  • global English


Agboka G. & Matveeva N. (Eds.). (2018). Citizenship and advocacy in technical communication: Scholarly and pedagogical perspectives. New York, NY: Routledge.

Matveeva, N., Moosally M. & Willerton R. (Eds.). (2017). A special issue on plain language [Special issue]. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 60(4).

Matveeva, N. and Bespalova, E. (2016). Visible and invisible boundaries: Documentation requirements for opening a foreign representative office in Russia and in the United States. In P. Zemliansky and K. St. Amant (eds.), Rethinking Post-Communist Rhetoric: Perspectives on rhetoric, communication and writing in the post-Soviet space and the eastern bloc (pp. 97-112). Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.

Matveeva, N. (2015). Teaching technical, scientific, or professional communication at Hispanic-serving institutions. Programmatic Perspectives, (7)1, 3-20. 

Savage, J., & Matveeva, N. (2011). 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 Perspectives, 3(1), 152-179. 

Matveeva, N. (2008). 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), 387-410.

Matveeva, N. (2007). The intercultural component in textbooks for teaching a technical writing service course. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 37(2), 151-166.

Barker, T. & Matveeva, N. (2006). Teaching intercultural communication in a technical writing service course: Real instructors' practices and suggestions for textbook selection. Technical Communication Quarterly, 15(2), 191-214.


Matveeva, N. Professional Development Grant. Mobile Device/Tablet Pilot Program, the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at UHD. 2016.

Matveeva, N. Organized Research and Creative Activities Grant (ORCA). 2016.

Matveeva, N. Faculty Development Award. 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2008

Matveeva, N. The Elkin's Foundation Grant, UHD. 2015, 2010, 2009, 2007

Matveeva, N. & Moosally M. High-Impact Practices Grant, UHD. 2015, 2014

Matveeva, N. Community Engagement Mini-Grant from Center for Public Service and Family Strengths, UHD. 2014, 2012

Matveeva, N., and Moosally, M. Major Grant for Community Projects, Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 2010, 2008.

Matveeva, N. The Cultural Enrichment Center Grant, UHD. 2009.

Awards and Recognitions

Finalist, Excellence in Teaching Award, UHD, 04/2015.

William Bryan Gates Graduate Award, Texas Tech University, 09/2006.

Study Abroad Scholarship, Texas Tech University, 07/2006.

Summer Dissertation Award, Texas Tech University, 06/2006.

TEACH fellowship, Teaching Effectiveness and Career Enhancement Program, Texas Tech University, 2003-2004.

Recognition for the Excellence of Teaching, Pittsburg State University, 04/2002.

Recognition for the Excellence of Research, Pittsburg State University, 04/2001.

Diploma of Higher Education with Honors, Bachelor of Arts, Kazan State University, 05/2000.


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