Dr. Todd Krug has been teaching writing for 12 years as an Affiliate Faculty member in the Liberal Studies program at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Krug developed and now primarily teaches Research-Based Writing for Liberal Studies students. This course introduces students to the elements of conducting undergraduate research and communicating research findings in well-written, appropriately formatted research papers. Student feedback on Research-Based Writing has been highly positive. After taking Research-Based Writing, students commonly recommend that it be one of the first courses that future students take to prepare them for the writing and research demands in their upcoming courses.
Dr. Krug brings the Jesuit notion of cura personalis (care of the person) to life in his classroom with a teaching philosophy that is supportive and that focuses on helping students overcome writing anxiety. His teaching style is relaxed, interactive and diverse; his classroom activities include lecture, dialogue, group work, video, and student presentations. His mission is to make each of his students a better and more confident writer by the end of his course. Toward this end, Dr. Krug offers comprehensive direction for assignments, encourages students to see him for individual assistance, and provides significant feedback on students' writing assignments. Dr. Krug sets high standards, but always provides sufficient direction to help students meet those standards.
Dr. Krug is the Director of the Cooperative Education Program for the Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph's University, a position he has held since November, 2007. Prior to this, Dr. Krug was the Director of Living Learning for the Office of Residence Life at Saint Joseph's University, where he worked from 1989 to 1992, and from 1997 to 2007. Dr. Krug's committee work at Saint Joseph's University has focused deeply on diversity, with long-standing membership on the Diversity Commission and on the Alliance.
Dr. Krug received his Ph.D. in Composition Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He holds a Master's Degree in English Literature from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in English/Education from Saint Francis University.