Skip to main content

Olga Menagarishvili


  • Associate Professor


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Rhetoric, Scientific and Technical Commu
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Master of Arts, English with a Specialization in Technic
    Bowling Green State University

Recent and upcoming courses

Summer 2023

Fall 2023


Olga Menagarishvili joined Metro State in 2019. She holds a PhD in Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and an MA in English with a Specialization in Technical Writing from Bowling Green State University. 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 for computer science students. Olga began her teaching career in 1999 and has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in scientific and technical communication at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, and Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

Olga currently teaches Science Communication, Writing and Designing for the Web I, Content Strategy, Foundations of Learner Experience Design, Technical Communication in International Contexts, and Technical Writing.

Research Focus:

  • scientific and technical communication
  • technical communication pedagogy
  • online and blended learning pedagogy
  • multimodality
  • rhetoric
  • lexicography

Selected Publications:

  • (with Rebecca Burnett, Andy Frazee, Amanda K. Girard, Liz Hutter, Halcyon Lawrence). “Sustainable Collaboration: A Co-taught Client-based Course Sequence Integrating Computer Science and Technical Communication.” Programmatic Perspectives. Vol. 13, no. 2, 2022. 11-51.
  • (with Andy Frazee and Rebecca Burnett). “Peer Feedback in Linked Courses: Perceptions of Benefits and Problems.” Proceedings of 2022 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (ProComm). Limerick, Ireland, 2022, pp. 318-324. doi: 10.1109/ProComm53155.2022.00065.
  • (with Bret Zawilski). “Rhetorical Temporality in Online Scientific Communication: An Analysis of the US and Swedish Academies of Sciences Websites.” Ibérica. Madrid, Spain, vol. 41, 2021, pp. 39-60. doi: 10.17398/2340-2784.41.39.
  • “Dictionaries of Science and Technology and Issues of Power.” English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and the Underlying Dynamics of Power, Empowerment and Disempowerment Special Issue of ILCEA (Institute for Languages and Cultures of Europe, America, Africa, Asia and Australia) Online. Grenoble, France, vol. 40, 2020. doi: 10.4000/ilcea.10614.
  • (with Clotilde Landais, Niall Peach, and Angela Armstrong). “Energy Communication in International Contexts.” Proceedings of 2019 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (ProComm). Aachen, Germany, 2019, pp. 8-17. doi: 10.1109/ProComm.2019.00008.
  • (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. Eds. Amanda G. Madden, Lauren Margulieux, Robert S. Kadel, and Ashok K. Goel. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2019, pp. 155-191.