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Lynn B. McCool, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Business Communication

Dr. Lynn McCool received a doctorate in Rhetoric and Professional Communication from Iowa State University, a leader in the field of business and technical communication. She taught for six years at Iowa State and was the instructor for courses in English composition, argumentation, and technical writing. In 2016, Lynn was hired to design and implement a business written communication course (BUS-074) for CBPA. As a professor of practice and program director of the business written communication at Drake, her main duties include designing and facilitating the business written curriculum (BUS-074), training and supervising adjunct lab instructors, and reporting on the progress of the program to interested stakeholders. In addition to these duties, Lynn serves as the editor-in-chief of CBPA’s peer-reviewed journal: The Drake Management Review.

Lynn is an active member of the Association for Business Communication (ABC), the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW), and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). She presents annually at conferences and invited lectures. She also maintains an open-door policy as a writing resource consultant for both students and faculty in CBPA. She produces an informational blog on current communication practices as part of Drake’s WordPress sites, which may be accessed here:

Contact Information

Phone: 515-271-4705
Mailing Address:
    2507 University Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50311
Office: Aliber Hall


Ph.D., Rhetoric & Professional Communication, Iowa State University

MA, Rhetoric, Composition & Professional Communication, Iowa State University

BA, English Education, Cedarville University

Areas of Expertise

  • Business and Technical Communication
  • Professional Editing
  • Visual Communication
  • Rhetoric and Composition
March 9, 2018
Students in the Drake University College of Business and Public Administration met with faculty, staff, and community leaders last month to celebrate and support the role of women in leadership.