Jessica McCaughey, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the University Writing Program at George Washington University, where she teaches academic and professional writing. In this role, Jessica has developed a growing Workplace Writing Program to help organizations improve the quality of their employees’ writing. She has created and facilitated writing workshops for teams at a variety of organizations, including Amnesty International, DC United, the US Department of Labor, the FDA, the Democracy Fund, and the American Legion, among many others. Her research focuses primarily on the transfer of writing skills from the academic to the professional realm. Jessica co-founded and co-directs the Archive of Workplace Writing Experiences. Her creative writing has appeared in publications like The Best American Travel Writing, The Fourth Genre, Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and the Fine Arts, and The Rumpus, among many others, and she is a Pushcart Prize nominee. In her previous life, Jessica worked as a copywriter, editor, and communications manager. She enjoys obsessing about the tomatoes in her back yard, reading novels (this was a recent favorite), and circling the neighborhood on foot with her five-year-old daughter, critiquing and sometimes applauding the neighbors’ seasonal decorations.