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Dr. Rebecca Walton

Dr. Rebecca Walton

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: RWST 204B
IconPhone: 435.797.0263


Dr. Walton has been at Utah State University since 2011. Her research interests include social justice, human rights, and qualitative methods for cross-cultural research. Primarily a field researcher, she has collaborated with organizations such as the Red Cross, Mercy Corps, and World Vision to conduct research in countries including Uganda, Kyrgyzstan, and Bolivia. Her work has appeared in Technical Communication Quarterly, Journal of Business and Technical Communication, and other journals and edited collections. Her co-authored work has won several national awards: the CCCC Best Article in Philosophy or Theory in 2018, the Nell Ann Pickett Award in 2017 and 2016, and the STC Distinguished Article Award in 2017.

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Jones, N. N., Moore, K., & Walton, R. (2016). Disrupting the past to disrupt the future: An antenarrative of technical communication. Technical Communication Quarterly, 25(4), 211-229. (2018 CCCC Best Article in Philosophy or Theory and 2017 Nell Ann Pickett Award)

Walton, R., Mays, R. E., & Haselkorn, M. (2016). Enacting humanitarian culture: How technical communication facilitates successful humanitarian work. Technical Communication, 63(2), 85-100. (2017 STC Distinguished Article Award)

Walton, R., Zraly, M., & Mugengana, J. P. (2015). Values and validity: Navigating messiness in a community-based research project in Rwanda. Technical Communication Quarterly, 24(1), 45-69. (2016 Nell Ann Pickett Award)