University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown


Meet the Humanities Faculty

Written communication skills are foundational to any career. At UPJ, you will learn to refine these skills in our Composition classes and produce well-organized, clear prose essentially to success in every professional workplace.

Working with faculty mentors, you will develop your critical thinking, writing, and research skills in our two course Composition sequence. In composition, you will:

  • Learn how to refine your ability to express yourself.
  • Develop a coherent and professional writing style.
  • Develop an appreciation of the importance of audience, situation, purpose, and genre.
  • Develop a sophisticated understanding of the writing process, from concept to completion.
  • Gain an understanding how to effectively integrate evidence into written work.
  • Produce collegiate and professional-level research, and synthesize that research into powerful written analysis.


Michael Stoneham, Humanities Division Chair
234 Biddle Hall
814-269-7137 |