New Professional Writing Service Offered in Center for Faculty Development



The Center for Faculty Development recently has expanded the writing help it offers faculty by appointing Dr. Mary Reichardt as coordinator of professional writing services. In this role Reichardt will help faculty with all aspects of professional and academic writing.

She also will offer workshops on grant writing or other professional writing topics of interest to faculty. Upcoming workshops will be on the Faculty Development Events website.

This new service for faculty augments the ongoing Faculty Writers’ Program, a collaboration between the Faculty Development Center and the Center for Writing. Headed by Dr. Susan Callaway, English professor and director of the Center for Writing, the Faculty Writers’ Program supports faculty writers with week-long writing retreats and Friday afternoon “Hide and Write” retreats.

“We are very excited to be able to offer faculty more direct assistance that will enhance writing productivity,” said Ann Johnson, Faculty Development Center director. “Faculty rave about the impact of the writing retreats, and now the opportunity for one-on-one consultation will give faculty feedback to refine and strengthen their writing projects.”

Full-time and adjunct faculty in any discipline may schedule a consultation with Reichardt by contacting her at (651) 962-6040 or Writing projects can be at any stage of production and can include internal and external grant proposals; third-year, tenure and promotion reviews; sabbatical applications; academic articles; book chapters; or any other pieces geared toward professional publication. Consultations might be a one-time meeting or a series of meetings.

Reichardt holds a master’s degree in linguistics/English as a second language from the University of Illinois-Champaign and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At Madison she was director of writing programs at the UW School of Business and instructed writing workshops for employees in businesses such as 3M, Medtronic and Kimberly Clark. Since coming to St. Thomas in 1988, she has taught literature in the English and Catholic Studies departments. She served as the Lilly grant director at UST and also as an NEH grant reviewer. She has published 13 books and has worked as an editor and writing consultant for several academic publishing houses.