Julie Mengert

Julie Mengert

Senior Instructor


217 Shanks Hall 
181 Turner Street NW 
Blacksburg, VA 24061


(540) 231-5352


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  • Composition
  • Writing and Rhetoric
  • Technical Communication
  • Professional Activities
  • Coordinator of GTA Education
  • Senior Instructor
  • Composition Committee


  • M.A. English, Virginia Tech
  • B.S.  Psychology, Virginia Tech

Research Interests

    Awards and Honors

    • Certificate of Teaching Excellence, February 2011, College of Liberal Arts and Human Science
    • XCaliber Award Co-Recipient, March 2011

    Selected Publications


    “Chapter Five:  Grammar and Style.”  Writing at Virginia Tech:  Written, Spoken, and Visual Communication.  New York:  Bedford Publishing, 2016.

    Edited Books

    Copy Editor, Department of English. Writing at Virginia Tech:  Written, Spoken, and Visual Communication.  Boston:  Pearson Custom Publishing, 2014. 


    • “Professionalizing Graduate Teaching Assistants: How Advisors Support Successful Writing Instruction,” April 2016 CCCC, Houston, Texas
    • “The Working Relationship Between Graduate Teaching Assistants and Their Advisors:  How to Professionalize GTAs’ Pedagogical Tactics,” July 2014 CWPA Conference, Normal, Illinois   
    • “Using Visual Rhetoric to Encourage Higher Levels of Student Knowledge,” April 2008 CCCC, New Orleans, Louisiana