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Faculty - Jane K. Cleland, Professional Communications Program

Jane K. ClelandE-mail Address: Jane.Cleland
Phone Number: 718 960 8590
Office: Carman Hall, Room 396
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 10:00-10:45AM, 1:00-1:45PM, and by appointment
Rank: Lecturer
Degrees and Sources of Degrees:  B.A., Theatre, University of Denver; MBA, Management and Marketing, Babson College; M.F.A., Professional Writing, Western Connecticut State University.

Academic Interests

Jane K. Cleland is the author of four non-fiction books [most recently Business Writing for Results, from McGraw Hill], the multiple award-nominated and IMBA best selling Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery series [now eight strong, all from St. Martin’s Minotaur], short stories, [all published by Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine], and noir plays.

Jane chairs the Wolfe Pack’s literary awards, granted in partnership with Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. She’s also the host of the Writer’s Room, a series of interviews with today’s bestselling crime fiction authors that appears on cable television and online.

Over a 20+ year career as a corporate trainer, Jane designed and developed more than a dozen business communications, accounting, and risk management seminars for the American Management Association. She also designed, developed, and facilitated workshops and seminars for blue chip companies such as American Express, Pfizer, Pepsi, and PriceWaterhouse Coopers.

Jane has both an MFA (in professional and creative writing) and an MBA (in marketing and management).

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