Kathryn Lambrecht


Kathryn Lambrecht completed her PhD in rhetoric and composition at the University of Nevada, Reno and is currently an assistant professor of technical communication at Arizona State University, Polytechnic. Her research draws on rhetoric, corpus linguistics, composition theory, and data visualization to strengthen interdisciplinary collaboration as well as communication between experts and public audiences, particularly in STEM environments. Her research has been published in the Journal of Business and Technical Communication, the Bulletin of American Meteorological Society, and the Journal of General Education. Her interdisciplinary focus has led her to work with the National Weather Service, public health, engineering communication, identity studies, and Writing in the Disciplines. 


PhD, ENGLISH: RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION, August 2018 University of Nevada, Reno 

Dissertation: A Rhetorical Approach to Studying the Development of Academic Identity and Habitus Across Disciplinary Boundaries"

Certificates: Gender, Race, and Identity; Teaching with Technology 

MA, ENGLISH: WRITING, May 2013 University of Nevada, Reno

            Thesis: Investigating Community in the Work of First-Year Core Writing Students

BA, ENGLISH: LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS, May 2011 University of Nevada, Reno 


Minor: Secondary Education 

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Research Interests

Technical communication, visual communication, rhetoric of science, STEM communication, interdisciplinary rhetoric, topology, corpus linguistics, Writing Across the Disciplines/Writing in the Disciplines, academic identity, campus assessment



Lambrecht, Kathryn. “Tracking the Differentiation of Risk: The Impact of Subject-Framing in CDC Communication Regarding COVID-19.” (Forthcoming in January 2021, Journal of Business and Technical Communication)

Lambrecht, Kathryn, Sweeney, Meghan, & Detweiler, Jane. “The Everywhere and Nowhere Skill: Sustaining the Assessment of Analytical Reading as Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum.” The Journal of General Education, vol. 68(3-4), 2020.

Lambrecht, Kathryn, Benjamin Hatchett, Lynda Walsh, Meghan Collins, and Zach Tolby. “Improving Visual Communication of Weather Forecasts with Rhetoric.” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, vol. 100(4), 2019. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0186. https://journals.ametsoc.org/bams/article/100/4/557/343732/Improving-Visual-Communication-of-Weather 

Lambrecht, Kathryn. “Building and Reflecting, Constructing and Questioning: The Legacy of Praxis in Works & Days.” Works & Days, vol. 36(1), 2018. http://www.worksanddays.net/2019/File05.Lambrecht.qxp_Layout%201.pdf

Book Chapters: 

“Resolving Vectors of Agency: Balancing the Forces of Teacher-Student Life.”  Standing at  the Threshold: Working Through Liminality in the Composition and Rhetoric TAship, edited by Macauley, Anglesey, Edwards, Lambrecht, and Lovas.(Forthcoming, Utah State University Press)

“Moving from Categories to Continuums: How Corpus Analysis Tools Reveal Disciplinary Tension in Context.” Composition as Big Data, edited by Amanda Licastro and Benjamin Miller. (Accepted for inclusion in the “Discourse and Discovery” section)


Fall 2021
Course Number Course Title
TWC 401 Fundamentals of Technical Comm
TWC 501 Fundamentals of Technical Comm
TWC 514 Visualizing Data & Information
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
TWC 411 Prin of Visual Communication
TWC 511 Prin of Visual Communication
TWC 514 Visualizing Data & Information
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
TWC 401 Fundamentals of Technical Comm
TWC 501 Fundamentals of Technical Comm
TWC 514 Visualizing Data & Information

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