After receiving her BA, MA and PhD from Case Western Reserve University, Terri Mester joined Case’s English department full-time in 2002. Prior to Case, she taught literature and film for eight years at Kent State University’s Honors College and advanced business writing in the Business College of Administration. Her classes at Case include film, literature and expository writing for the English department and technical writing for the Case School of Engineering. She is also heavily involved in Case’s innovative, new SAGES program (Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship) and is teaching First Seminar: Life of the Mind, an intensive writing course, in the fall. Terri has been nominated for both Case and Kent’s outstanding teacher’s awards.
Besides teaching, Mester is the director of Workplace Writing, where she has been conducting workshops in legal, business and technical writing since 1998. Her clients include several bar associations (state, city and federal), prominent law firms (Reed Smith; Bailey Cavalieri; Taft, Stettenius & Hollister), CPA firms (Norman, Jones and Enlow; Lally and Lally; Brockman, Coats & Gedelian) and companies like Nationwide Insurance and Abbott Laboratories.
A writer herself, Terri has published numerous articles and reviews in scholarly journals and area newspapers and magazines, including Northern Ohio Live and The Plain Dealer. She is also the author of Movement and Modernism, an interdisciplinary look at the arts at the turn of the last century.