Allen Brizee, Ph.D.
Allen Brizee, Ph.D., associate professor of writing, prepares his students for their lives and careers after Loyola first by teaching them how to communicate effectively through written word, and second by instilling in them the value of service to and within the community. Brizee, who received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in Rhetoric and Composition, focuses on civic engagement and problem solving in community-based work. In his upper-level professional writing courses, for example, he uses rhetorical theory and technical communication to bring about positive change in the Baltimore community through service-learning projects with GEDCO/CARES Career Connections and Loyola’s York Road partnership. “Writers, regardless of the type of writing they do, must be good at many things: research, analysis, writing, collaboration, innovation, creativity. This mixture of skills is what a Jesuit education provides,” he says. Brizee is currently serving as the Faculty Director of Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship, providing strategic direction for Loyola students (both undergraduate and graduate) and faculty interested in connecting their academics with the work of community partners for mutual benefit, particularly through service-learning courses.
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