Professional Writing

The professional writing minor and concentration are interdisciplinary programs that complement all academic majors. Professional writing prepares students to write accurate, clear, non-academic prose for a variety of audiences, as well as research and analyze a wide range of topics.

The program's primary focus, whether as a minor or as a concentration, is on writing in professional settings, and because technology has become central to professional writing, the program is designed to encourage fluency in technology and electronic media. Professional writing students also gain familiarity with ethical issues in writing, research and professionalism.

Students have the flexibility to select courses that suit their own interests and academic goals. Internships or editorships may also count toward the program.

Additional course information is available in the W&J College Catalog.


Anthony Fleury, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Communication Arts

Jennifer Harding, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English; Coordinator of the Professional Writing Program

Linda L. Troost, Ph.D.
Professor of English

Sharon C. Taylor, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of French

Charles T. Hannon, Ph.D.
Professor of CIS; Associate Dean of the Faculty

Samuel B. Fee, Ph.D.
Professor of CIS

Kathleen A. McEvoy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English

T. Scott Frank, M.F.A.
Professor of Communication Arts

Anupama Shanmuganathan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology