Richard Almonte, PhD, BEd

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Richard Almonte,
PhD, BEd


Dr. Richard Almonte is an experienced teacher, writer and researcher, with interests in professional and marketing communication, academic writing, soft skills, and the impact of narrative on all of these areas. He currently serves as the program coordinator for the B312 Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Digital Marketing) program.

Richard recently published A Practical Guide to Soft Skills (Routledge, 2022) and the eleventh Canadian edition of his textbook Essentials of Business Communication (Cengage, 2024) is forthcoming with co-authors Mary Ellen Guffey and Dana Loewy. Richard enjoys teaching a wide variety of courses at the diploma, degree and post-graduate levels.

Academic Credentials

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

Academic Writing

Business Communication

Business Journalism

Corporate Communication

Soft Skills


Career Highlights

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