Dr. Richard Almonte is a seasoned teacher, writer and researcher, with interests in business and corporate communication, academic writing, soft skills, and the impact of traditional narrative on all of these areas.
His bestselling textbook, Essentials of Business Communication (with Mary Ellen Guffey and Dana Loewy), is currently in its ninth Canadian edition. In addition he has recently published Read, Think, Write: Strategies for Effective Essay Writing. Dr. Almonte enjoys teaching a wide variety of courses at the diploma and degree levels.
Doctor of Philosophy, English, McMaster University, 2003
Master of Arts, English, Concordia University, 1996
Bachelor of Education, Western University, 1995
Bachelor of Arts, English and Geography, University of Toronto, 1993
Areas of Specialization
2003-Present – Professor, George Brown College
2001-2003 – Marketing Director and Editor, Insomniac Press
2000-2001 – Acting Administrative Director and Publicist, Literary Press Group of Canada
1996-1998 – House and Operations Manager, Theatre Aquarius
Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award, George Brown College, 2015