Megan Kappel


Director of Public & Professional Writing Program
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Megan Kappel directs the Public & Professional Writing (PPW) Program and teaches the following courses from Composition and Film & Media Studies:

  • Written Professional Communication 
  • Writing for the Public
  • Persuasive Writing for Advertising
  • Integrating Writing & Design
  • Public Relations Writing
  • Corporate Storytelling
  • Writing Proposals for Business
  • History & Ethics of Advertising & Public Relations 
  • Elements of Screenwriting

In addition to her work with the PPW Program, Megan has taught at Point Park University and Robert Morris University; tutored adult students with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council; and worked as assistant instructional designer with Pitt Online, a branch of the University Center for Teaching and Learning. She also develops and teaches continuing education courses on film and television for Pitt's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. 

Her professional experience spans writing and instructional design consultancy work for various film, publishing, creative strategy, medical research, and other non-profit organizations in Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and Qatar. 

Megan holds an MFA in screenwriting from Hollins University, a BA in English with a creative writing concentration from Allegheny College, and a graduate certificate in instructional design from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.