Olga Menagarishvili

Academic Specialty:

  • Scientific and Technical Communication
  • International Scientific and Technical Communication
  • Technical Communication Pedagogy
  • Multimodality
  • Rhetoric
  • Cultural Studies
  • Lexicography


  • ENG 5520 Technical Writing
  • ENG 4120 Writing Grant Proposals
  • ENG 3700 Technical Writing
  • ENG 3695 Technical Writing for Computer Science
  • ENG 3100 Business Writing
  • ENG 3090 Introduction to Professional Writing   


  • Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication; University of Minnesota
  • M.A. in English, Specialization in Technical Writing; Bowling Green State University

Olga Menagarishvili joined Appalachian State University in 2016. In 2012-2016, she was a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Institute of Technology, where she created and taught face-to-face, hybrid, and online technical communication courses. She began her teaching career in 1999 and has also taught graduate and undergraduate courses in technical, scientific, and professional communication at the University of Minnesota and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

Selected Publications:

co-authored with Rebecca Burnett and Andy Frazee. “Student Attitudes About Teamwork in Face-to-Face and Blended Technical Communication Classes.” Blended Learning in Practice: A Guide for Practitioners and Researchers. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2019.  http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/blended-learning-practice.

co-authored with Dave Kmiec and Bernadette Longo. “Humanistic Approaches for Teaching Technical Writing Service Courses Better Meet the Needs of Our Students (and Our Discipline).” Proceedings of 2017 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (ProComm). Madison, WI, 2017.

"Enhancing Technology Use in a Technical Communication Classroom at a Technological University in Sweden." Proceedings of INTED2014 Conference. Valencia, Spain, 2014.

"Using Dictionaries Effectively." WOVENText: The Georgia Tech Writing and Communication E-Book. Boston: Bedford/St.Martin's, 2013.

Internet Dictionaries of Science and Technology: The Use and Usability. 
Saarbruken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012.

Selected Grants:

“Incorporating iFixit Technical Writing Project into Technical Writing Curriculum.” 2018 iFixit Symposium Honorarium, iFixit, 2018. 

“Discussing Japanese Communication Style in Professional Writing and Business Writing Classes.” 2017 Japan Studies Institute Incorporating Japanese Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, 2017. 

“Multimodality in Dictionaries of Science and Technology.” SAFE Fund
Grant, Appalachian State University, 2017. 

“Teaching and Learning in Large Technical Communication Classes.” Class of 1969 Teaching Scholars Fellowship, Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, Georgia Institute of 
Technology, 2014. 

“Dictionaries of Science as Participants in the Scientific Knowledge Economy.” Warren R. Cordell Research Fellowship, Cordell Collection of Dictionaries, Indiana State University, 2011. 

“Knowledge Construction through Dictionaries.” James I. Brown Travel 
Award for Travel to Encompassing Knowledge  Conference in Denmark, Department of Writing Studies, University of Minnesota, 2008.

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of English

Email address: Email me

Office address
234 Sanford Hall