After spending over 20 years in Marketing and Corporate Communications, Jean Paul Vaudreuil returned to UTC to receive his Master’s Degree in English with a Rhetoric/Composition focus. He has been teaching full time here since 2013. Vaudreuil uses his real-world experience to help his Professional Writing and Composition students recognize the value and apply the lessons from the courses no matter what their major. In his spare time, Vaudreuil enjoys backpacking with his wife and two sons, landscape photography, and running.


BA in Journalism and English, UTC, 1990. 
MA in English with Rhetoric concentration, UTC, 2009.

Teaching Interests

Professional writing and Rhetorical Analysis.

Teaching Approach

Tie lessons to real world experiences and uses.

What are your expectations of students?

Show up. Do the work.

Why did you become an English professor?

I got fired from all my other jobs. Just kidding. I truly enjoy teaching and interacting with students.

Outside of being a professor, what do you do for fun and/or relaxation?

Run marathons, backpack, cycle, landscape photography

What's something about you that might surprise your students?

I largely got C's in my undergraduate English classes. Worked 20 years in Corporate Communications and Marketing. Then got my act together for Grad school and earned A's (except for one B).