Senior Lecturer | General Business
3259 Grainger Hall

Biography

Bess Malson-Huddle currently teaches Professional Communication and serves as an MBA Communication Coach at the Wisconsin School of Business. She was formerly the Communications Coordinator for the Office of the President at the University of Vermont where she also served as the President's speechwriter. She has published in both scholarly and literary journals and, with UVM Professor Daniel Fogel, she edited a book on current fiscal and political challenges for public universities.

Education
Ph.D., English, University of Wisconsin, 2009
M.A., English, University of Vermont, 2002
M.F.A., English, University of Virginia, 1998
B.A., English, Phi Beta Kappa, Middlebury College, 1995

Teaching Philosophy
Collaborating with other instructors across the WSB encourages me to experiment, grow, and learn. I consistently work with colleagues and students to create new workshops, assignments, activities, and classes based on the needs and interests of graduate and undergraduate students.

In Professional Communication, I strive to create a student-focused community of writers and presenters and a classroom environment that supports professional development. Through experiential learning, small group workshops, student-generated paper topics, and research presentations, I encourage students to be proactive in their own learning process. To help students navigate the current challenges of online research, I focus on information literacy and professional strategies for research. I emphasize the efficiency and professional benefits of revising through peer feedback and assist students with writing and speaking assignments by addressing their individual goals, needs, and interests. Developments in pedagogy and technology encourage me to continually improve my classes by trying new things.

Research

Selected Published Journal Articles

Fogel, D. & Malson-Huddle, E. (2012). Precipice or Crossroads: Where America’s Great Public Universities Stand and Where They Are Going Midway through Their Second Century

Presentations

Association of Business Communication (Intl) Conference (2017)

Teaching

Undergraduate Courses

Professional Communication (BUS 300), Fall 2015.
Expository writing relative to written communications used in organizations: letters,factual memoranda,brief reports,technical research reports. Development of skills in oral and graphic communications; committee reports,staff presentations.

Professional Communication (BUS 300), Fall 2015.
Expository writing relative to written communications used in organizations: letters,factual memoranda,brief reports,technical research reports. Development of skills in oral and graphic communications; committee reports,staff presentations.

Professional Communication (BUS 300), Fall 2015.
Expository writing relative to written communications used in organizations: letters,factual memoranda,brief reports,technical research reports. Development of skills in oral and graphic communications; committee reports,staff presentations.

Professional Communication (BUS 300), Spring 2016.
Expository writing relative to written communications used in organizations: letters,factual memoranda,brief reports,technical research reports. Development of skills in oral and graphic communications; committee reports,staff presentations.

Professional Communication (BUS 300), Spring 2016.
Expository writing relative to written communications used in organizations: letters,factual memoranda,brief reports,technical research reports. Development of skills in oral and graphic communications; committee reports,staff presentations.

Professional Communication (BUS 300), Spring 2016.
Expository writing relative to written communications used in organizations: letters,factual memoranda,brief reports,technical research reports. Development of skills in oral and graphic communications; committee reports,staff presentations.

Professional Communication (BUS 300), Summer 2016.
Expository writing relative to written communications used in organizations: letters,factual memoranda,brief reports,technical research reports. Development of skills in oral and graphic communications; committee reports,staff presentations.

Professional Communication (BUS 300), Fall 2016.
Expository writing relative to written communications used in organizations: letters,factual memoranda,brief reports,technical research reports. Development of skills in oral and graphic communications; committee reports,staff presentations.

Professional Communication (BUS 300), Fall 2016.
Expository writing relative to written communications used in organizations: letters,factual memoranda,brief reports,technical research reports. Development of skills in oral and graphic communications; committee reports,staff presentations.

Professional Communication (BUS 300), Spring 2017.
Expository writing relative to written communications used in organizations: letters,factual memoranda,brief reports,technical research reports. Development of skills in oral and graphic communications; committee reports,staff presentations.

Professional Communication (BUS 300), Spring 2017.
Expository writing relative to written communications used in organizations: letters,factual memoranda,brief reports,technical research reports. Development of skills in oral and graphic communications; committee reports,staff presentations.

Professional Communication (BUS 300), Fall 2017.
Expository writing relative to written communications used in organizations: letters,factual memoranda,brief reports,technical research reports. Development of skills in oral and graphic communications; committee reports,staff presentations.

Professional Communication (BUS 300), Spring 2018.
Expository writing relative to written communications used in organizations: letters,factual memoranda,brief reports,technical research reports. Development of skills in oral and graphic communications; committee reports,staff presentations.

Professional Communication (BUS 300), Spring 2018.
Expository writing relative to written communications used in organizations: letters,factual memoranda,brief reports,technical research reports. Development of skills in oral and graphic communications; committee reports,staff presentations.

Professional Communication (BUS 300), Fall 2018.
Expository writing relative to written communications used in organizations: letters,factual memoranda,brief reports,technical research reports. Development of skills in oral and graphic communications; committee reports,staff presentations. Enroll In

Professional Communication (BUS 300), Fall 2018.
Expository writing relative to written communications used in organizations: letters,factual memoranda,brief reports,technical research reports. Development of skills in oral and graphic communications; committee reports,staff presentations. Enroll In

Professional Communication (BUS 300), Spring 2019.
Expository writing relative to written communications used in organizations: letters,factual memoranda,brief reports,technical research reports. Development of skills in oral and graphic communications; committee reports,staff presentations. Enroll In

Professional Communication (BUS 300), Spring 2019.
Expository writing relative to written communications used in organizations: letters,factual memoranda,brief reports,technical research reports. Development of skills in oral and graphic communications; committee reports,staff presentations. Enroll In