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The MU Writing Programs are located in the Department of Communication and Writing. Below is a list of DCW faculty members that includes their areas of expertise.


Charles Derry
Director, Broadcast and Cinema Arts
(B.A., University of Detroit; M.S.A., Madonna University) Television and Film Directing; Field Production and Editing; Camera and Sound; Studio Design; New Media

Kathleen M. Edelmayer
Chairperson, Communication and Writing; Director, Interdisciplinary Studies/Graduate Studies in Liberal Studies
(B.A., Ph.D., Wayne State University; M.A., Central Michigan University) Interpersonal and Public Communication; Argumentation; Religious Communication; Political Communication

Neal Haldane
Director, Journalism Program
(B.A., M.A., Michigan State University; Ph.D., Wayne State University) Journalism and Public Relations; Small Group and Organizational Communication; Service Learning; Composition

Mary Minock
(A.B., University of Detroit; A.M.L.S., A.D., University of Michigan) Rhetoric and Composition; Linguistics; Writing Across the Curriculum; Creative Writing; Poetry; Creative Non-Fiction

Ann Russell
Director, Writing Programs
(A.B., University of Michigan-Flint; A.M., University of Michigan; Ph.D., Michigan State University) Rhetoric and Composition; Writing Center and Composition Theory; Journalism; Freelance, Career, and Creative Writing; Writing Across the Curriculum

Frances FitzGerald
Writing Center Coordinator           
Communication and Writing

Adjunct Faculty

Qolette Jackson Agee
Coordinator PREP Center
Communication and Writing

Catherine Andonian
(B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Wayne State University) Language and Literature

Melissa Grunow
Communication and Writing

Marian Gonsior
(B.A., Wayne State University, M.A., New York University, M.A.T.E.S.O.L., Madonna University) Communication and Writing/ESL

Ellen Harcourt
(A.B., M.Ed., Wayne State University) Communication and Writing

Linda Hoyer
(B.A., St. Xavier University, B.A., Madonna University, M.A., Michigan State University) Language and Literature

Catherine Johnstone
(B.A., Madonna College, M.A., Eastern Michigan University) Language and Literature

Kimberly Rose
Communication and Writing

Susan Ruellan
(B.A., University of Wisconsin, M.A.T.E.S.O.L., Madonna University) Language and Literature/ESL

Megan Schikora
Communication and Writing

William Shea
(B.S., California State University-Fullerton, M.A., Bowling Green State University, Ph.D., University of Michigan) Communication and Writing

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