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Joan Blumberg, Assistant Teaching Professor, Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Communication

Joan Blumberg

Assistant Teaching Professor
Department of Communication
Office: 3201 Arch Street, Suite 100, Room 157
Phone: 215.895.6351
Fax: 215.895.1333


  • BA, Pennsylvania State University
  • MA Courses: Drexel University
  • CE Courses: University of Pennsylvania, Temple University

Research Interests:

  • Science and Technical Writing
  • Public Speaking
  • Publishing


Joan Blumberg has had the honor of teaching at Drexel University for over 20 years. She is now teaching Public Speaking, Science Writing, Technical Writing and other writing and presentation courses. She previously ran the MS in Publishing Program for many years while it resided in the Department of Communication. She also has vast experience in most types of publishing and has held top executive positions in some of the world’s foremost professional publishing companies and organizations including WB Saunders (now of Elsevier). She has served on several boards including the American Association of Publishers, the American Academy of Neurology, and has affiliations with many medical and professional societies.

Teaching interests include all genres of science communication, professional and technical writing, Techniques of Speaking, and other courses in presentations, publishing, and writing. Joan has enjoyed teaching Techniques of Speaking for many years and has been gratified to see the progress her students make during the span of this course. Joan fosters an interactive teaching environment and strives for the enrichment of her students relating to their world views and future contributions.