Nathaniel Murray

Murray, Nathaniel T. | Faculty

Ph.D., Lecturer in Technical Communication, College of Engineering

310 Gorguze Family Laboratory


About Nathaniel

Nathaniel is a Lecturer of Technical Communication in the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering. He specializes in reading and literacy education, instructional design, and the application of user experience (UX) principles to print and electronic communications. Before coming to Michigan, he spent eight years teaching English in Taiwan and Mainland China. Teaching positions included the U of M Joint Institute in Shanghai, a college of foreign affairs in Beijing, and a business English consulting firm in Taipei. He conducted his doctoral fieldwork in China, on the teaching of academic and scientific writing in Chinese universities.

Outside the classroom, Nate practices Krav Maga and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He speaks fluent Spanish, being of half-Dominican descent, and is also fluent in French and Mandarin Chinese.


Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Florida
M.Sc., International and European Politics, University of Edinburgh
B.A., Music, College of the Holy Cross


Murray, N. T., Fu, D., Dawayangzong, S., & Deng, L. (2022). Translanguaging and process writing theories of the intervention. Chinese Journal of Second Language Writing, 4, 7-24.

Assistant editor, The Handbook of Guiding Students to Become Real Writers, Shanghai Education Press, 2021.

Fang, Z., Cao, P., & Murray, N. (2020). Language and meaning-making: Register choices in seventh- and ninth-grade students’ factual writing. Linguistics and Education, 56, 1-12.