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Marianallet Mendez-Rivera, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor
Department of English and Philosophy
Office: 5054 MacAlister Hall
Phone: (215) 895-6854
Fax: (215) 895-1071


  • PhD, Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication, University of Minnesota, 2006
  • MS, Scientific and Technical Communication, University of Minnesota, 2000
  • BA, Social Communication, Andres Bello Catholic University, 1994


Given my training as a rhetorician, technical writer and intercultural communicator, my research interests somehow combine aspects of all of them. One area of interest is the use of the mass media to secure, maintain and enhance political power; more specifically, I am interested in Venezuelan Presidential discourse. Another interest includes exploring the use of technology to enhance the classroom experience. And last but not least there is my interest in international technical communication—including issues of translation v. localization.