Catherine Hearn | Towson University


M.S., Professional Writing, Towson University
M.A., Liberal Studies, Towson University

Areas of Expertise

Business Writing


Katie Hearn has taught writing courses in the English department and the Instructional
Leadership and Professional Development department (COE) at Towson University for
13 years.  Katie earned a M.S. in Professional Writing and a M.A. in Liberal Studies
both from Towson University. She is also a Teacher-Consultant with the National Writing

From 2001 to 2006, Katie taught undergraduate and graduate writing courses at Towson
University, Notre Dame of Maryland University, and Stevenson University. In 2006,
Katie became the co-director of the Maryland Writing Project at Towson University
in the College of Education.  From 20012 -2014, Katie worked with teachers and students
through the TU/BCPS RTTT Partnership in six Title I Baltimore County public schools
where she created and coordinated professional development workshops and after-school
writing programs.  Currently, Katie is using her previous experience in administration
and in commercial real estate as she teaches business writing in the English department.

Katie’s interests in writing pedagogy and creative non-fiction essays have led to
articles and presentations on teaching writing and essays on women and the out of
doors. Katie’s essays have been published in the North Dakota Quarterly and the Baltimore Review where her series of three essays was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2005.  Additionally,
Katie has essays on the Dalai Mama Project and Seeking the Wild blogs.


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