Technical Communication


T. Nathans-Kelly and C.G. Nicometo, “What Do Instructors Need to Know About Teaching Technical Presentations?” in Teaching Professional and Technical Communication, Ed. Tracy Bridgeford. Utah State Press, 2018.

T. Nathans-Kelly and W. White, “Leveling Up by Design: Games Design + Engineering Communication = Innovative Games and High Functioning Teams,” SEFI 2018 European Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference. via ResearchGate

T. Nathans-Kelly, R. Evans, and A. Datta, “Meshing goals: Bringing a Computer-Aided Engineering course with Biomedical Applications, Engineering Communications, and FDA Reporting guidelines into alignment towards stronger student outcomes,” IEEE ProComm 2017 Annual Conference.

T. Nathans-Kelly and R. Evans, “Creating Communicative Self-Efficacy Through Integrating and Innovating Engineering Communication Instruction,” ASEE 2017, Columbus, OH.

T. Nathans-Kelly and C. Diaz-Smith, “Whose Idea Is It Anyway? Students Communicating Innovative and Entrepreneurial Work and the Quagmire of Ownership at the University Level,” ProComm 2016, IEEE Professional Communication Society Proceedings. October 2016.

Slide Rules,--the bookT. Nathans-Kelly, C.G. and Nicometo,  Slide Rules: Design, Build, and Archive Presentations in the Engineering and Technical Fields.  Wiley-IEEE Press, Feb 2014.  ISBN: 978-1-118-79612-2 .

Evans, R., Nathans-Kelly, T., Farrar, E., Adebayo, F., and McCray, T. “Empowering Early Mastery of Spatial Visualization Skills in Underrepresented Minority Engineering Students,” Frontiers in Education 2014.

C.G. Nicometo and T. Nathans-Kelly, “Yes, We Teach Presentations Online and It Works: Methods for Teaching Technical Presentations to Practicing Engineers in an Online Environment,” 122nd Annual ASEE Conference and Exposition  (2015). Paper # 11722. Seattle, WA. July 2015.

T. Nathans-Kelly. Captioning to capture content. IEEE Professional Communication Society Newsletter. April 2010.

T. Nathans-Kelly, C. Nicometo, & K.J.B. Anderson. In-situ ethics: The ethical
sensibility that engineers bring to their work.  Proceedings of the 118th Annual American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference, Louisville, KY. June 2010.  AC+2010Full1283 InSituEthics

K.J.B. Anderson, S. S. Courter, T. Nathans-Kelly, C. Nicometo, & T. McGlamery. Benefits to non-engineers of learning an engineering way of thinking. Proceedings of the 118th Annual American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference, Louisville, KY. June 2010.

C. Nicometo, K.J.B. Anderson, & T. Nathans-Kelly. More than just engineers – How engineers define and value communication skills on the job.  Proceedings of the 118th Annual American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference, Louisville, KY. June 2010.  AC+2010Full602 More Than Just Engineers

C. Grohowski-Nicometo, T. Nathans-Kelly, & K.J.B. Anderson. Work in progress: Educational implications of personal history, undergraduate experience, and professional values of practicing engineers.  Proceedings of the 39th Annual Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, San Antonio, TX. 2009.

K.J.B. Anderson, S. S. Courter, T. Nathans-Kelly, C. Nicometo, & McGlamery, T. Understanding the current work and values of professional engineers: Implications for engineering education.  Proceedings of the 117th Annual American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference (Paper no. AC-2009-230), Austin, TX: ASEE Publications. 2009.  AC+2009Full230 ValuesEngineering


T. Nathans-Kelly, Keynote: “Engineering for Power: Points To Remember for Technical Talks.” The Ohio State University College of Engineering Career Services. September 2014.

T. Nathans-Kelly, “When Your Point Has No Power: Transforming Your Technical Talks for Maximum Efficiency,”  The Boeing Company, Huntington Beach facility. August 2014

T. Nathans-Kelly and C.G. Nicometo. Stop Slipping and Sliding: Methods to Reclaim Expert Engineering Space by Using Slides to Best Advantage. SEFI/European Society for Engineering Education. September 2013, Leuven, Belgium.

T. Nathans-Kelly and C.G. Nicometo. Workshop: Power Presenting For Cognitive Retention and Organizational Longevity. IEEE PCS Conference/IPCC. Orlando, FL. August 2012.

T. Nathans-Kelly & C. Nicometo. Workshop: Using slides as your stage: Markedly improving your information delivery. Distance Teaching and Learning Conference. Madison, WI.  Aug 4, 2010.

T. Nathans-Kelly, K.J.B. Anderson, and Grohowski Nicometo. Work in progress: Educational implications of personal history, undergraduate experience, and professional values of practicing engineers. Frontiers in Education Conference. San Antonio, TX. 2009.

T. Nathans-Kelly. Service learning connections between industry and engineering academia. American Council on Consumer Interests Annual Meeting. Milwaukee, WI. July 27, 2009.

T. Nathans-Kelly & C. Nicometo. STARVing students: Best presentation practices for online webinars and on-site talks. Annual Distance Teaching and Learning Conference. Madison, WI. August 7, 2009..

T. Nathans-Kelly. Researching and designing with a culturally aware eye. Society for Technical Communication, Four Lakes Division.  Madison, WI.   November 15, 2004.  The meeting’s theme was “International communication and localization: Cultural and technical implications.”

T. Kelly. Designing effective scientific and technical presentations. Society for Technical Communication, Region 6 Conference. Minneapolis, MN. October 1, 2001.

T. Kelly & A. Markham. ‘Are ya there?’:  Addressing and assessing the unknown other in distance learning settings. Session Title: “Conversations about Technology and Interaction in the Digital Age: Some Examples from Online Teaching and Scholarship.” Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. Washington, DC.  August, 2000.

T. Kelly. Building a career in technical communication. Future Tense: What’s Ahead in Technical Communication. Minneapolis, MN. February 27, 1999.

T. Kelly, D. KnowltonR. NelsonP. Holsinger-FuchsService learning. Academic Affairs-Student Affairs: Creating Synergy for Learning. University of Miami. January 14 – 17, 1999.

T. Kelly. Teaching composition via the WWW. Canadian IBM Conference at the University of Minnesota, Crookston.  September 25, 1998 and October 4, 1998.

T. Kelly. Using communication skills to enhance your leadership abilities.  Presentation for the Leadership Luncheon Series sponsored by Student Activities and AODAP of the University of Minnesota, Crookston.December 1998.

T. Kelly. Making it matter: Student perceptions of traditional research papers vs. their informational web sites. Conference on Language and Literature: Literacy and Technology.  SUNY, Cortland, NY. October 1997.

T. Kelly. Peers responding to writing. Modern Language Association: Rocky Mountain.  Fall 1988.  Salt Lake City, Utah. Fall 1988.


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