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Michael Telafici

Associate Professor
Liberal Arts
Texas A&M University at Qatar


Michael Telafici has had extensive experience in language, training, and teaching. He currently teaches Technical Business Writing, Composition and Rhetoric, as well as Writing and Reading courses for the Aggie​​ Gateway Program. Before joining the Texas A & M University at Qatar faculty, he spent nearly a decade as a professional writer. In his spare time he enjoys painting, world literature and poetry, writing, and learning new languages.

Research Interest

Areas of interest include: ​ Technical Writing, Language and Identity, Technology in Education, Motivation.


  • Not so fast: A case against leaving liberal arts behind in the rush to STEM education. Paper presented at the International Conference on Education and New Developments 2017, Lisbon, Portugal (June 2017).

  • Rudd, M., & Telafici, M. (2017). In An Arabian Gulf: First Year Composition Textbooks at an International Branch Campus in Qatar, in Arnold, L, Nebel, A., Ronesi, L. (Eds.) Writing Research and Pedagogy in the MENA Region (pp. 115-132). Anderson, SC: Parlor Press/WAC Clearinghouse.

  • Martinez, M., Telafici, M., & Telafici, M. (2014). East of West: Re-arguing the value and goals of education in the Gulf. The Journal of General Education: A Curricular Commons of the Humanities and Sciences, 63 (2), 184-197. September, 2014.

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