Senior Lecturer, The Writing Program
PhD, University of Illinois-Chicago
555 Clark St., 237
Jeanne Weiland Herrick is a full-time Lecturer in the
Weinberg College´s Writing Program where she teaches
a variety of writing courses. In addition to expository
writing, she teaches in Engineering Design and Communication,
a joint venture between the McCormick School of Engineering
and the Writing Program. Dr. Herrick also teaches a
freshmen seminar, "Insiders and Outsiders: Reading and
Writing Cultural Stories" related to her research interest,
sociolinguistics, the study of how people from different
cultures and language groups can better communicate
and understand each other. An important component of
this course are field trips that take students to different
neighborhoods in Chicago, such as Pilsen, Devon Avenue,
and Humboldt Park, where they meet and learn from the´"insiders"
of those communities.
Drawing on her ten-years experience in
sales and marketing for CBS television, Dr. Herrick
also teaches the Business Communication course for the
Master in Product Development Program for McCormick´s
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She also
works with Northwestern University´s Law School, as
a consultant on issues of cross-cultural legal writing
and cultural acculturation and teaches courses for Northwestern's
School of Continuing Studies, including Reading and
Writing English for Non-native Speakers, Writing for
the Professions, and Intermediate Expository Writing.
In her spare time, Dr. Herrick likes to garden, dance, kayak (at her
cottage on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound), travel, and of course, read.
And, she is a rabid NU basketball fan.
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