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Matt Baker

Assistant Professor

4045 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602



Editing and Publishing


Baker, M. J. (2020). Contextual Information in Social How-To Questions That Initiate Documentation. Journal of Business and Technical Communication34(3), 287–326.

Baker, M. J. (2019). Pain or Gain? How Business Communication Students Perceive the Outlining Process. Business and Professional Communication Quarterly82(3), 273–296.

Robles, V.D., & Baker, M.J. (2019). Using Case-Method Pedagogy to Facilitate Audience Awareness. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication62(2), 192–207.

Coffelt, T. A., Baker, M. J., & Corey, R. C. (2016). Business Communication Practices From Employers’ Perspectives. Business and Professional Communication Quarterly79(3), 300–316.

Baker, W.H., Baker, M.J. (2015). Writing and Speaking for Business. Provo, UT: BYU Academic Publishing.

Commonly Taught Courses

ELang 350: Basic Editing Skills
ELang 410: Genre and Substantive Editing
ELang 430: Editing for Publication
Ling 366: Social Media/Marketing Analysis

Research Interests

Writing feedback, business communication, technical communication

Teaching Interests

Editing and Publishing


  • PhD, Rhetoric and Professional Communication , Iowa State University (2017)
  • Master of Business Administration, General Business , Brigham Young University (2013)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Econmoics , Business Management, Brigham Young University (2006)

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, Association for Business Communication (2018 - Present)


  • ACES: The Society for Editing (2020 - Present)
  • National Council of Teachers of English (2020 - Present)
  • LDS Publishing and Media Association (2018 - Present)
  • Association for Business Communication (2012 - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Editorial Review Board Member, Association for Business Communication (2017 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Business and Professional Communication Quarterly; International Journal of Business Communication (2016 - Present)
  • Committee/Council Member, Association for Business Communication Graduate Studies Committee (2014 - Present)
  • Committee/Council Member, Applied Rhetoric Collaborative Publications Group (2018 - 2019)

Courses Taught


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