Master of Professional Comm
Ph.D. University of Denver
B.A. Univ of Michigan - Ann Arbor
M.A. University of Denver
Helen Hodgson earned a bachelor's degree in English at the University of Michigan and a master's and Ph.D. in English from the University of Denver. Her dissertation was a critical edition and analysis of the short stories of Ambrose Bierce. For a number of years, she worked as a senior Technical Publications Editor at the U.S. Geological Survey, where she developed expertise in the teaching of technical writing. Medical communication is of particular interest to Hodgson, who has served as president of the American Medical Writers Association and has taught workshops at biomedical companies throughout the country. As a freelance writer and a certified Master Gardener, she specializes in topics related to health, wellness, fitness, cooking, cookbooks, and gardening. She held the position of food editor at Salt Lake magazine for 7 years and is currently a freelance writer at the Salt Lake Tribune . Winner of the Gore Excellence in Teaching Award, she is beginning her twenty-second year at Westminster College.