Major Description:

The journalism and professional writing major provides training in journalism and technical writing, preparing students for successful writing careers. Students learn to gather information and write for various media platforms – print, digital, broadcast, and technical writing. Along with required coursework in media writing, editing, and production, majors can tailor the program to their specific needs through a wide range of courses.

For more information, contact us:

John Davies

Associate Professor of Communication & Journalism
John Davies

Associate Professor of Communication & Journalism

(304) 457-6271

Daniel Propst

Associate Professor of English
Daniel Propst

Associate Professor of English

(304) 457-6398

Irina Rodimtseva

Associate Professor of English, Director of Honors Program
Irina Rodimtseva

Associate Professor of English, Director of Honors Program

(304) 457-6240

Kayla McKinney

Associate Professor of English
Kayla McKinney

Associate Professor of English

Kayla McKinney’s areas of interest include the relationship between museums, natural history, and Victorian literature, and popular culture. She has published work on the literature related to British taxidermy, the influence of the natural history museum on the writings of Charles Dickens, and the music of the rock band Rush. She teaches a wide range of courses in composition and literature.

(304) 457-6301

Kim Wilkie

Assistant Professor of Speech and Writing
Kim Wilkie

Assistant Professor of Speech and Writing

(304) 457-6294