This program provides hands-on experience writing in a variety of non-fiction and fiction genres. Most classes are conducted as workshops, with plenty of feedback from instructors and fellow students. Writing majors graduate with skills employers seek and need.
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This program features small class sizes, hands-on projects and feedback from instructors with professional and academic experience. Students also receive a thorough grounding in rhetorical theory and conventions of writing in many genres.
Rebekah graduated from Madonna University in 2014 with a double major in Writing and English. She attended the University of Toledo for her masters degree, which she received in 2016, and began a PhD in English Literature at the University of Delaware in 2017, where she studies Victorian novels and fin de siècle poetry. Since graduating from Madonna, she has worked as an adjunct professor, an editor for her community college’s literary magazine, a substitute teacher, and as an Upward Bound instructor. While at Madonna, she worked at the Writing Center, without which she does not think she would have had the skills or confidence to become a teacher. She also credits her professors at Madonna for helping her succeed in graduate school. Without their efforts and support, she would have never have considered—or survived—graduate school!
Gain a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of critical reading, writing and communicating.
Develop the communication skills in high demand by employers.
PhD., Wayne State University
M.A., Michigan State University
B.A., Michigan State University
Dr. Neal Haldane directs the Journalism/Public Relations program and also teaches Communication and Writing courses. His courses prepare students for a wide range of media careers by emphasizing hands-on experience with traditional and digital communication tools and strategies.
The former newspaper reporter, editor and public relations practitioner extolls the virtues of experiential learning through internships and co-ops. He also emphasizes the importance of connecting the classroom to the community via service-learning and study abroad initiatives. In addition, Haldane works closely with the First-Year Experience helping students transition to college.
PhD., Wayne State University
M.A., Central Michigan University
B.A., Wayne State University
Dr. Kathleen M. Edelmayer is a Professor of Communication. She joined Madonna University in 2003 after having been the Chair of the Humanities Division at St. Mary’s College of Ave Maria University. Previously, she was Director of Debate at Illinois State University, Assistant Director of Forensics at St. Olaf College, and Visiting Assistant Professor at Albion College. She earned a Ph.D. in Communication and a B.A. in Economics from Wayne State University. Her M.A. in Communication is from Central Michigan University.
Dr. Edelmayer teaches interpersonal communication, argumentation and persuasion, small group communication, and political campaign communication. Her research areas are religious and political communication, teaching methods, and administrative issues. She is very involved in Madonna University’s Study Abroad program, having led programs to Ireland and Poland/Prague.
She is very active in the professional community. She currently serves the National Communication Association as a member of the legislative assembly and the leadership team of the Undergraduate College and University Section of NCA. She has served as president of the Religious Communication Association, executive board member of the Central States Communication Association, and finance committee chair of the American Forensics Association.