Writing and Rhetoric Department:College of Arts and Humanities

Natasha N. Jones

Natasha N. Jones, Ph.D.

Natasha N. Jones’s research interests include activism, social justice, narrative, rhetoric in technical communication, technical communication pedagogy, and technical communication for engineers. Her work has been published in several journals, including Technical Communication Quarterly, the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, the Journal of Business and Technical Communication, College Composition and Communication, and Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization. She is a graduate of the University of Washington’s Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) Department and a recipient of the 2017 Nell Ann Pickett Award for best article in Technical Communication Quarterly. She currently serves as the Vice President for the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) and the chair of the Council for Programs in Technical And Scientific Communication (CPTSC) Diversity Committee.


  • Ph.D. in Technical Communication from University of Washington (2012)
  • M.A. in Technical and Professional Communication from Auburn University (2007)
  • B.A. in Print Journalism from Georgia State University (2001)

Research Interests

  • technical and professional communication
  • narrative
  • genre
  • social justice and activism in technical and professional communication
  • technical communication pedagogy for engineers
  • inclusive design

Selected Publications


  • Jones, N. (2017). Rhetorical narratives of black entrepreneurs: The business of race, agency, and cultural empowerment. Journal of Business and Technical Communication.
  • Jones, N., Moore, K., & Walton, R.  (2016). Disrupting the past to disrupt the future: An antenarrative of technical communication. Technical Communication Quarterly, 25(4), 211-229.

  • Jones, N. (2016). Found things: Genre, narratives, and identification in a networked activist organization. Technical Communication Quarterly, 25(4), 298-318. 

  • Jones, N. (2016). The technical communicator as advocate: Integrating a social justice approach in technical communication. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 46(3), 342-361.

  • Jones, N. (2016).  Narrative inquiry in human centered design: Examining silence and voice to promote social justice in design scenarios. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 46(4) 471-492.

  • Bourelle, T., Bourelle, A., and Jones, N. (2015). Multimodality in the technical communication classroom: Viewing classical rhetoric through a 21st century lens.Technical Communication Quarterly, 24(4), 306-327.

  • Jones, N., Savage, G. & Yu, H. (2014). Tracking our progress: Diversity in technical and professional communication. Programmatic Perspectives, 6(1), 132-152.

  • Jones, N. (2014). Methods and meanings: Reflections on reflexivity and flexibility in the study of organizational culture. Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization, 5(1), 14-43.

  • Jones, N., McDavid, J., Derthick, K., Dowell, R., and Spryidakis, J. (2012). Plain language in environmental policy documents: An assessment of reader comprehension and perceptions. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication,42(4), 331-371.

Book Sections/Chapters

  • Jones, N. (2018). Empowerment through change and resilience: A technical communicator’s tale. In E. Flynn and T. Bourelle (Eds.), Women’s Personal, Professional, and Intellectual Lives in Rhetoric and Composition. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press.
  • Jones, N. & Wheeler, S. (2017). Document design and social justice: A universal design for documents. In E. Wardle and D. Downs (Eds.), Writing about Writing: A College Reader. 3rd edition, (pp. TBD). Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin’s.
  • Jones, N. (2014). The importance of ethnographic research in activist networks. In M. Williams and O. Pimentel (Eds.). Communicating Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in Technical Communication (pp. 46-620). Baywood Press.

Conference Papers/Presentations

  • Bourelle, A., Bourelle, T. & Jones, N. (2015, October 8-10). The rhetorical canons and multimodal literacy in the technical communication classroom: Viewing classical rhetoric through a 21st century lens. Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association. Santa Fe, NM.

  • Jones, N. (2015, March 18-21). Critical Pedagogy, critical design: Critically engaging design methods created from a place of privilege to develop a framework for learning from marginalized students. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, FL.

  • Moore, K., Jones, N., & Walton, R. (2015, March 18). Enacting social justice: Finding value in technical communication. Roundtable. Association for Teachers of Technical Writing Conference, Tampa, FL.


  • CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Award for Best Article on Philosophy or Theory (2018)

  • Nell Ann Pickett Award for Best Article in Technical Communication Quarterly (2017)
  • Diana Award: Women in Technical Communication Organization (2015)
  • CCCC Outstanding Dissertation in Technical Communication (2014)
  • CCCC Technical/Scientific Communication Award for Best Article Reporting Qualitative or Quantitative Research in Technical/Scientific Communication (2014)
  • Graduate Student Award of Excellence from the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington (2012)
  • University of Washington Excellence in Teaching Award (2011)


No courses found for Spring 2020.

No courses found for Fall 2019.

Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
61878 ENC6701 Professional Writing Studies World Wide Web (W) A Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11276 ENG6813 Teaching Online in Texts & Tec World Wide Web (W) Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81396 ENC3250H Honors Professional Writing Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 09:00 AM - 10:15 AM Not Online
No Description Available
91255 ENC6216 Editing Professional Writing World Wide Web (W) Not Online
No Description Available
Department of Writing and Rhetoric • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
Campus Location: Trevor Colbourn Hall (TCH - Building 123) Room 165A
Phone: 407-823-2295 Fax: 407-823-1287 • Website Technical Support: cahweb@mail.ucf.edu