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Karyn Hecht

Karyn Hecht

Professor of Communications
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  • Department:
    Music and Media Arts
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  • School:
    Undergraduate in Chicago
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  • Start Date:
    January 1987
  • Personal Information:

    Teaching at MBI since January 1987 in the Communications Program.

    Currently teaches College Writing, Research Writing, Listening for God in Fiction (literature class), Editing for Publication, and Core Tools. In the past has taught Intro to Print Media, Feature Writing, and Newswriting. Also advised the school newspaper for 14 years. Currently chair of the Faculty Ranking Committee (for over 10 years).

  • Educational Background:

    BA, Houghton College
    MA, Wheaton College Graduate School

  • Professional / Personal Interests:

    Professor Hecht is a member of the Associated Collegiate Press and The Association of Writers and Writing Programs. She is the recipient of the 2012 Alumni Faculty Citation Award.   


    In addition to teaching feature writing, Ms. Hecht also oversees the Jerry Jenkins’ Writer Awards contest, which provides undergraduate students the opportunity to write an essay on the given topic of the year. Mr. Jenkins chooses the three winners who receive monetary prizes and are announced during Founder’s Week.