Tom Jehn is the Sosland Director of the Harvard College Writing Program.


He serves on the Standing Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid and the Ad Hoc Committee on Writing and Speaking. He has directed the Harvard Writing Project, a professional development and publications program for faculty members and graduate student instructors across the disciplines at the University.

He designed and oversaw Harvard’s first community outreach writing and speaking center at the Harvard Allston Education Portal, where he now serves as a member of its Advisory Board. He has also directed the writing center for Harvard’s Extension School, and has been a contributing author for a series of best-selling composition textbooks published by Bedford/St. Martin’s Press.

As the program officer and board member for the Calderwood Writing Initiative at the Boston Athenaeum, an arts and education charity, he designed and led financing for university-partnered writing centers at eight Boston city high schools serving more than 3,000 students.

He has taught numerous professional development courses on writing pedagogy for secondary school and college instructors across the country and has collaborated with the National Writing Project, the nation's only federally funded program devoted to the teaching of writing. He advises university writing programs and conducts communications training for companies and non-profits.

Ph.D., University of Virginia