Meet our talented family of teachers—each an accomplished writer and trustworthy guide. Leaf through our faculty bios, profiles, book excerpts, and writing advice articles. You’ll like the people you meet.
Peter Finch

Faculty Profile

Meet Peter Finch

In 1982 Peter Finch “sort of fell into” business writing.

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C.C. Webster

Faculty Profile

Meet C.C. Webster

Who’s gruff, tough, and sometimes raunchy?

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The instructor took me in new directions with her unexpected candor, high expectations, and thorough preparations.

Kathleen Watt, graphic arts

Faculty Excerpts

<em>The Memory Wall</em>

The Memory Wall

Lev AC Rosen
“You should eat, Mom,” Nick says. She turns to him and smiles, then winks, which is a thing she does, and then takes a spoonful. Once, the winks were supposed to be reassuring, like a shared secret, but now Nick...
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<em>Coulrophobia & Fata Morgana</em>

Coulrophobia & Fata Morgana

Jacob M. Appel
My father fancied himself a shrewd landlord—he refused to rent to lawyers, the children of lawyers, even a college girl who “had law school written all over her”—but he bit off too much when he sublet to the mime. That...
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Faculty Articles

Robert Repino

The Value of Both Showing and Telling

Robert Repino
“Show, don’t tell” is perhaps the most effective piece of advice a writer can follow—until it isn’t. (By “showing,” we typically mean action, sensory descriptions, and dialogue, usually. By “telling,” we mean exposition, summarization, and explanation—i.e. why someone is doing...
Alexander Steele

Tone in Business Writing

Alexander Steele
Whenever you put words together, a tone is sounded, much like a note of music carries a tone. So what exactly is tone? Tone conveys the writer’s attitude toward the audience, which often comes through whether you intend it or...