Loyola University Maryland

Writing Department


Welcome to the Loyola Writing Department Website

The writing department at Loyola offers one of the very few undergraduate writing majors in the country. Rather than learning how to write within the structures of a single discipline, our students can explore, study, and practice a wide variety of forms including rhetoric, professional writing, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction prose. Select this link to read more about the writing department.

Department Chair
Professor Karen Fish

Department Address
Loyola University Maryland
4501 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210
Writing Department
Maryland Hall 043
Main Department Line: 410-617-2228
Department Fax Line: 410-617-2934

The Loyola Writing Center

Run by the writing department but open to all Loyola students, the Writing Center offers assistance to students who need help in all stages of writing – brainstorming, organizing, and revising. The Writing Center also offers students an opportunity to begin learning how to teach writing as consultants. Visit the Writing Center page for more information.


For Faculty:

Monthly Teaching Writing Lunchbox Conversations with Cardin Chair Pat Bizzell and Writing Center Director Lisa Zimmerelli:

As you read students' final papers, ever wonder: “Why do my students plagiarize?” 

On the first Friday of every month, Cardin Chair in Writing Pat Bizzell and Assistant Professor of Writing and Writing Center Director Lisa Zimmerelli will facilitate a Teaching Writing Lunchbox forum conversation around a compelling writing pedagogical question. Please mark your calendars for our forum on Friday, December 4, from 12-1 pm in the Writing Center (057 Maryland Hall), and come ready to explore our question posed above. We will provide cookies and coffee; attendees are welcome to bring their lunches as well. This event is co-sponsored by Writing and the Office of Faculty Affairs and Diversity.

For questions about the writing department website, please email the webmaster, Dr. Allen Brizee.
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