Professional Communication Program

Strong communications skills are the key to success in any discipline. The Professional Communication Program (PCP) offers Johns Hopkins undergraduates a variety of hands-on courses designed to develop their abilities to research, write, speak, and display data persuasively. Starting with the highly popular foundation courses EN.661.110 Professional Writing and Communication and EN.661.150 Oral Presentations, the program expands to specialized workshops and seminars on topics ranging from science and research writing, engineering culture and ethics to entrepreneurship, public relations and social media. PCP students create journals, write blogs, present pitches and posters, and conduct multimedia PR campaigns. All PCP courses are small—19 or fewer students—ensuring that everyone receives the skilled attention necessary to grow as a writer and presenter. Since many of our students are international, PCP offers English as a Second Language (ESL) sections of Professional Writing and Communication and Oral Presentations as well as free ESL tutoring.

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Program Director

Julie Reiser
Senior Lecturer, Director of Marketing and Communications: technical communication, oral presentations, research writing, dissertation writing, American literature and critical theory.

Full Time Faculty

Bob Graham
Lecturer: entrepreneurship, professional communications, oral presentations.

Leslie Kendrick
Senior Lecturer: marketing strategy, integrated marketing communications, sports marketing, international marketing.

Charlotte O'Donnell
Lecturer: oral presentations, professional communication, visual rhetoric.

Eric Rice
Senior Lecturer & Director of Graduate Programs: organizational behavior, social entrepreneurship, management, negotiation and conflict management, leadership, public speaking, professional writing.

Pamela Sheff
Director of Center for Leadership Education and Director of Master of Science in Engineering Management Program: business and technical communication, marketing, public relations, science and scientific writing, oral presentations, higher education in prisons, community-based learning, entrepreneurship.

Part Time Faculty

Jennifer Bernstein
Lecturer: professional communication.

Laura Davis
Lecturer: professional communication for ESL and oral presentations for ESL.

Kevin Dungey
Senior Lecturer: oral presentations.

Shelley Etzine
Lecturer: professional communication for ESL.

Jason Heiserman
Lecturer: oral presentations.

Andrew Kulanko
Senior Lecturer: oral presentations.

Denise Link-Farajali
Lecturer: professional communication, financial math for ESL, research writing for ESL.

Trevor Mackesey
Lecturer: professional communication.

Caroline Wilkins
Lecturer: professional communication.