Professional Writing

The professional writing concentration is an interdisciplinary program that complements all academic majors. It prepares student to write accurate, clear, non-academic prose for a variety of audiences, as well as research and analyze a wide range of topics.

The concentration's primary focus is on writing in professional settings, and because technology has become central to professional writing, the concentration is designed to encourage fluency in technology and electronic media. Students in the concentration 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 concentration.

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 and Department Chair of English

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