About the Director and Senior Instructor, Dr. Robert Hogan

Dr. Robert Hogan, Director
Experience in Training and Administration
  • Director, the Business Writing Center
  • Professor of Business Communications, Illinois State University
  • Director, Softlink (contract writing company)
  • Manager of Communications, Bank Illinois Company
  • Senior Staff Writer, Applied Science Associates (consulting company)
  • Director of Adult Extension Studies, Wheaton College
  • Professor of Writing, University of Pittsburgh
  • Professor of Writing, Allegheny County College

Articles and Papers on Teaching Writing

Dr. Hogan’s articles on the teaching of writing have appeared in the following publications:
  • College Composition and Communication
  • Ontario Universities Program for Instructional Development Newsletter
  • Proceedings of the National Conference on College Composition and Communication
  • Proceedings of the Midwest Regional Conference on English in the Two-Year College
  • Research in the Teaching of English


With the Business Writing Center, Dr. Hogan has taught business people from over 7,000 companies. Before coming to the Business Writing Center, Dr. Hogan was a consultant writing for the following companies and government agencies:

User’s Guides

  • American Transtech
  • Ameritech
  • AT&T
  • BankIllinois Company
  • GE
  • GTE
  • Caterpillar
  • Computer Teaching Corporation
  • Contel
  • Cyborg
  • Datacron
  • Funk Seeds International
  • Illinois Farm Bureau
  • RLI
  • Software Dynamics

Training Materials

  • Applied Science Associates
  • AT&T Information Systems
  • BankIllinois Company
  • Chicago Medical School
  • Country Companies Insurance
  • Development Dimensions International
  • LPC
  • McMaster University
  • NCR Corporation
  • Ontario Department of Labour
  • Prevention First Incorporated
  • School of Related Health Sciences
  • University of Pittsburgh Extension Studies Program
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Bureau of Mines
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • USDA Cooperative Extension Service
  • Wheaton College
  • W.W. Grainger

Marketing/Public Relations Pieces

  • BankIllinois Company
  • CH Publications
  • Ft. Drum
  • Singles Rendezvous
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Air Force

Multimedia Systems

  • American Cyanamid
  • AT&T
  • BankIllinois Company
  • Dupont
  • Eli Lilly
  • Ft. Knox
  • Ft. Stewart
  • JNL Insurance
  • List Processing Corporation
  • Medcom Systems
  • Meridian Education Corporation
  • OSF Health Care Systems
  • Phoenix Publishing
  • Sangamon County Republican Party
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Computer-Based Training

  • AT&T Information Systems
  • Caterpillar
  • Country Companies
  • Medcom Systems


  • AAUG (monthly journal, book)
  • CH Publications (books)
  • Sangamon County Republican Party (monthly newspaper)
  • Singles Rendezvous (monthly newsletter, monthly magazine)

Bulletin Board Systems

  • PicDirect

Internet Page

  • Starnet Publishers
  • Magna Plastics
  • Singles Rendezvous