Texas Tech University

Mason Pellegrini

Dr. Mason Pellegrini is an assistant professor in Technical Communication & Rhetoric who completed his PhD at Purdue University. He is most interested in empirical research that narrows the gap between what is taught in technical and professional communication classrooms and what occurs in workplaces. Specifically, He has been interested in innovation, which is why much of his research has focused on entrepreneurship and design thinking. His dissertation was supported by a Fulbright Open Research Grant, which he used to spend most of 2022 collecting data at Start-Up Chile, one of the top business accelerators in the world. For more information, visit his website masonpellegrini.com.


Pellegrini, M. (in press, 2023). ‘F— Shark Tank:' Rethinking the Centrality of the Business Pitch in Microenterprise Entrepreneurship. Technical Communication Quarterly.

Pellegrini, M. (2022). Composing Like an Entrepreneur: The Pedagogical Implications of Design Thinking in the Workplace. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 52(3), 316–333. https://doi.org/10.1177/00472816211031554

Pellegrini, M., & Johnson-Sheehan, R. (2021). The Evolution of University Business Incubators: Transnational Hubs for Entrepreneurship. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 35(2), 185–218. https://doi.org/10.1177/1050651920979983


Assistant Professor
Technical Communication & Rhetoric

Email: mason.pellegrini@ttu.edu
Office: HUMA 363G