Robert J Bonk, PhDTara Friedman

Professor of Professional Writing

Telephone: 610-499-4629


Office: Hyatt Hall 216

Degrees: PhD, University of the Sciences

Research Interests: Applied Writing in Science, Medicine, and Healthcare; Content Analysis of Medicare Part D on Prescription Drugs; Pedagogy of Experiential Community Engagement 


Professor Bonk teaches courses leads the Program in Professional Writing at Widener University.  His course repertoire courses the full gamut of Professional Writing, with a focus on science, medicine, and healthcare as contexts for writing.  Presented at international fora, Professor Bonk's research interest have been published and recognized widely; he was named a Fellow of the American Medical Writers Association in 2009.  His third book, Writing for Today's Healthcare Audiences, is published by Broadview Press.  His personal interests are ice dancing and watercolor painting.