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Business Writing Faculty
Karen Kingsley is a retained consultant to domestic and international advertising and marketing agencies. She has served as an executive and writer in the advertising and trade publishing industries. She has written speeches, marketing collateral and advertising for companies such as Anheuser-Busch, Procter & Gamble, Ralston Purina, and Rubbermaid. She was SVP of Business Development at Deutsch Advertising, owned her own ad agency, was president of another, and EVP at a third. She has written for such trade publications as Progressive Grocer, C-Store Business, Women's Wear Daily, Supermarket News, and Home Furnishing News. She is currently a commentator on Retailwire.com, a Web site dedicated to the retail business.
Mo Krochmal is the executive editor and founder of Social Media News NY. He was a founding producer for The New York Times website, senior editor of GenomeWeb, executive producer of Nassau News Live and New York editor for TechWeb. He has written for United Press International, The New York Times, the Danbury News-Times, the Wilson Daily Times, and the Washington Daily News, among others. He is the vice president of the New York City chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. He has received North Carolina Press Association writing awards, the North Caroliniana Society's Archie K. Davis Fellowship, a Catherine Hughes Fellowship to the University of California, Berkeley, and a CASE fellowship to Vanderbilt University. He has taught for Hofstra University and the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. He holds a BA from North Carolina State University and an MS from Columbia University. 
Also Teaches:  Social Media  
Stacy Parker Le Melle is the workshop director for the Afghan Women’s Writing Project, and served as an administrator and teaching artist for InsideOut Literary Arts Project, and as a teaching artist for Writers in the Schools. She served as special assistant to the Governor of the State of New York, as special assistant to the counselor to the President in the White House, and as a presidential advance person for international and domestic travel. She has also worked as a writer and researcher for Columbia University’s Office of Communications and Public Affairs. She is the author of the memoir Government Girl  (Ecco/HarperCollins) and is the creator of The Katrina Experience, an oral history project. She has published nonfiction and commentary in Apogee Journal, Salon, and The Huffington Post. She holds a BA in Political Communication from The George Washington University.
Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101   Unbound: Creative Writing  
Stephanie Paterik is a media consultant for companies, authors, and magazines, and a freelance writer and poet whose work has appeared in PARADE, Glamour, Adweek, The Arizona Republic, and The Best American Poetry blog, among many others. She is a former staff writer for the Wall Street Journal and the former managing editor of PHOENIX magazine. She has taught at Arizona State University. She holds a BA in journalism from Arizona State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School.  Also Teaches:  Write It Right!  
Alexander Steele is the president at Gotham Writers' Workshop. He is the editor of Writing Fiction, Fiction Gallery, and Writing Movies (all Bloomsbury USA). He is the author of numerous children's books, including titles in the Wishbone series (Lyrick Publishing) and the Hardy Boys series (Pocket Books). His plays include One Glorious Afternoon, Lightning and Frenzy, and King of Ragtime, and he scripted the documentary World War II: It Happened in Color. He holds a BA from Vanderbilt University. Also Teaches:  Article Writing   Character Development   Children's Book Writing   Creative Nonfiction 101   Creative Writing 101   Fiction Writing   Gotham at-a-Glance   Screenwriting   TV Writing   Write-In  

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