Alan Foster

Adjunct Professor of English/Journalism

Alan Foster

Contact Information

Office: Chryst 204
Phone: 717 871-4268

Spring 2020

Comments: Generally, before and after class. 2-3 and 4-4:30 Monday and Wednesday. Also via text and FaceTime.


  • A.A. Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, Florida
  • Studied under Mario Garcia of Garcia Media who recently redesigned The Wall Street Journal.
  • B.S. Penn State, University Park, Pennsylvania
  • M.S. Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania


  • Print Journalism
  • Political Communication
  • Print Design


Teaching Model: John Dewey (you learn by doing)

University/Program Connections

Focus on the web as print declines.

Community and Club Connections

Correspondent for Daily American (Somerset, Pa.News and Feature Writer for The Patriot News (Harrisburg, Pa.)

Passions & Distractions

  • Politics
  • Film
  • Tennis
  • Travel (London and Paris in 2007)

Courses Taught

  • English 317:Editing for Publication
  • English 473: Special Topics in Journalism
  • English 313: Fundamentals of Journalism

Sample Publication

Articles in:

  • The Pittsburgh-Post-Gazette
  • The Sun
  • The Daily American
  • Apprise Magazine
  • The Lebanon Valley News
  • The Pennsylvania Lawyer