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  2. The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire by Ephraim
  3. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
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  5. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
Department of English Graduate Programs
Madelyn Flammia

Madelyn Flammia, Ph.D.

Dr. Flammia's research interests include international technical communication, visual communication,and global virtual teams. Dr. Flammia has given presentations on intercultural communication at professional conferences and for corporate audiences. She is the co-author of Intercultural Communication: A New Approach to International Relations and Global Challenges and the editor of the Society for Technical Communication anthology, Perspectives on the Profession of Technical Communication.


  • Ph.D. from Rutgers University

Research Interests

  • International Technical Communication
  • Virtual Teams
  • Visual Communication
  • Document Design and Layout
  • Publication and Production
  • International Studies
  • Global citizenship

Recent Research Activities

Dr. Flammia is conducting research on virtual teams and collaborative work with two professors at the University of Limerick in LImerick, Ireland. In 2016, she published a book on teaching culture and communication in global contexts. Dr. Flammia is currently working on the second edition of her book, Intercultural Communication: A New Approach to International Relations and Global Challenges.

Selected Publications


  • Madelyn Flammia, Yvonne Cleary, and Darina M. Slattery. Virtual Teams in Higher Education: A Handbook for Students and Teachers. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2016.

  • Kirk St. Amant and Madelyn Flammia, Eds. Teaching and Training for Global Engineering: Perspectives on Culture and Professional Communication Practices. Piscataway, NJ: Wiley/IEEE Press, 2016. 

  • Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia, Intercultural Communication: A New Approach to International Relations and Global Challenges, Continuum International Publishing, March 2011.


  • Madelyn Flammia, “WAC or WAG:  Should Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Be Expanded to Writing Across the Globe (WAG)?” College Composition and Communication, (2015), Vol. 66, No.4, pp. 700-705.

  • Madelyn Flammia, “Preparing Students for the Virtual Workplace: Overcoming Communication, Management, Technology, and Cultural Challenges,” EdTechnology Ideas Journal, (2014), Volume 1, Issue 3.

  • Madelyn Flammia and Houman Sadri, “Using an Interdisciplinary Course to Teach Intercultural Communication: Helping Students and Faculty Bridge Disciplinary Divides” Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics, (2014), Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 21-26. (Selected from best proceedings papers at the 2014 International Conference on Society and Information Technologies.)

Book Sections/Chapters

  • Madelyn Flammia and Kirk St. Amant, “Leadership in Globally Distributed Virtual Teams:  Redefining the Qualities of an Effective Leader and Strategies for Effective Management,” Collaborative Communication Processes and Decision Making in Organizations, Eds. Ephraim Nikoi and Kwasi Boateng. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2013, 140-157. Refereed: International.

  • Madelyn Flammia.Using the Cultural Challengesof Virtual Team Projects to Prepare Students for Global Citizenship, Computer-MediatedCommunication across Cultures: International Interactions in Online Environments. Eds. Kirk St.Amant and Sigrid Kelsey. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2012. 328-343.


  • 2017 Society for Technical Communication (STC) Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication
  • 2015 UCF SOTL
  • 2014 NCTE Scientific and Technical Communication Award
  • 2010 UCF SOTL Award
  • 2009 UCF Internationalization Award
  • 2009 UCF TIP Award


Vice President, International Policy and Analysis Center


Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11581 ENC6297 Production & Publication Meth Web Web Not Online
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Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91280 ENC6938 Special Topics Web Web Not Online

ENC 6938: International Technical Communication (Flammia)

ENC 6938 focuses on the development of documentation for international audiences. Students will learn to address the challenges of communicating across cultures; they will learn to conduct an international audience analysis and to prepare documentation for translation. Students will also learn to create visuals for global audiences. They will have the opportunity to collaborate with graduate students at European universities.

81435 ENG6947 Intrn in Texts & Technology Web Web Not Online
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Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
61366 ENC6292 Project Mgmt for Tech Writers Web C Web Not Online

ENC 6292: Project Management for Technical Writers (Flammia)

ENC 6292 covers all phases of the management of documentation projects from planning through production. Students will learn about each phase of the publications-development life cycle with an emphasis on managing for quality. They will review case studies in publications management and will research current management theory. Students will also gain experience by working on documentation projects. 

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
19404 ENC6297 Production & Publication Meth Web Web Not Online

Covers all aspects of the production of technical documents including typography, visual rhetoric, layout and design, and planning and managing publication projects. Students will learn about international issues in document design and production and will gain experience in usability testing and quality metrics. Students will work on real-world projects and will also conduct research on production and publication methods.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91275 ENC6261 Tech Writing Theory & Practice Web Web Not Online
ENC 6261 covers major issues and trends in technical communication theory and the relevance of current theory to practitioners. Students will read and discuss essays by leading technical communication theorists. They will also conduct research in the literature and develop an annotated bibliography and a literature review.
81618 ENG6947 Intrn in Texts & Technology Web Web Available
No Description Available

Updated: Aug 18, 2017

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