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Leslie FischerAdjunct Lecturer, Cook Family Writing Program


Leslie Fischer has worked with thousands of students to improve their writing and communication skills. She has taught at Northwestern University since 1987, joining the Cook Family Writing Program in 1998. She also teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in writing, communication, leadership, and literature at Northwestern's School of Professional Studies, where she is recognized as a Distinguished Teacher and serves as a Faculty Mentor.

Outside of academia, she has professional experience as the principal of a consulting firm that helps businesses to communicate more effectively and assists individuals in career development. She has edited a variety of special interest publications, most recently The Daylily Journal.

In her spare time, she hikes, camps, and goes letterboxing, an activity that combines art, orienteering, and mystery.


MA, English, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

MS, Information Design and Strategy, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership, in progress, National Louis University, Chicago IL

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