Jared Grogan

Jared Grogan

Associate Professor of Teaching and Internship Coordinator



 10.503 (10th floor), 5057 Woodward





 English (Rhetoric and Composition)

Jared Grogan

As a committed teacher of Technical and Professional Communication, UX/UI, Writing and Rhetoric, I am inspired by my Wayne State students, my partners in startups and non-profits in Detroit, and by Detroit itself!  My research and my teaching center around diverse aspects of Professional and Technical Writing: project management, pedagogy/teaching and learning, problem based learning, entrepreneurship, disability studies, accessible and adaptive technologies, climate change (carbon removal), and social justice. 

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Teaching/Learning Professional and Technical Communications, Rhetoric and Composition, Science and Technology Studies, Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Disability Studies, Ecology,  Social Justice



PhD, English (Rhetoric and Composition)

Awards and grants


Summer 2023: CLAS Social Justice Research Grant, $10,000
Winter 2020: OER WSU Digital Publishing Grant, $10,000
Winter 2016: Winner of the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching,$2500
Summer 2015: OTL summer-institute for online teaching, $2500 Grant
Winter 2014: English Writing Teacher Award, $1,000.


News mentions

 CBS ChatGPT interview: https://www.cbsnews.com/detroit/news/chatgpt-making-it-easier-for-students-to-cheat-in-school/

Selected publications

 “Slouching Toward Sustainability: Thin-Slice Approaches to Writing Assessment.” Co-authored with the Composition Research Committee. Forthcoming in Journal of Writing Assessment. Volume 11, Issue 1: 2018

"Thin-Slice Methods and Contextualized Norming: Innovative Assessment Methodologies for the Era of Accountability and Austerity.” Co-authored with the Composition Research Committee. College Writing: From the 1966 Dartmouth Seminar to Tomorrow. 2018.

Incremental coursework

 Courses Taught at Wayne State in Last Five Years
1. Undergraduate
ENG 1010 Basic Writing
ENG 1020 Introduction to College Writing
ENG 3050 Introduction to Technical Communication: Reports
ENG 3060 Technical Communication: Presentations
ENG 5820 Internship Practicum
ENG 5830 Introduction to Technical and Professional Writing Practices
ENG 5840 Theoretical Approaches to Technical and Professional Writing
ENG 5795 Special Topics in Rhetoric: Composing Usability
2. Graduate

ENG 7820 Graduate Internship Practicum


Courses taught by Jared Grogan

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022