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


Dr. Hogan has written for the following companies.

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