Alan Foster

Instructor of English

Alan Foster

Contact Information

Office: McComsey 249

Office Hours

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  • 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)

Courses Taught:

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

University and 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 and Distractions:

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

Sample Publications:

Articles in:

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