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Mary Cullen, President and Founder of Instructional Solutions

Mary-Cullen-Instructional-SolutionsMary founded Instructional Solutions in 1998. She is an internationally recognized business writing trainer and executive writing coach with two decades of experience helping thousands of individuals and businesses master the strategic skill of business writing. She excels at designing customized business writing training programs to maximize productivity, advance business objectives, and convey complex information. She has developed global business writing training projects for Boeing, DuPont, FedEx, Liberty Mutual, Shell Oil, the US Army, and USAA. 

Mary leads the project management and instructional design on customized courses. She also personally teaches the first courses launched for a client, and trains the instructors who lead ongoing training.

Her expertise is business writing, information flow across an enterprise, and business communication technologies. Her blog, Business Writing Info, is read by more than 15,000 monthly readers from six continents, and was cited in The Wall Street Journal online and Business Week. Instructional Solutions’ client newsletter, Writing for Business, reaches over 8000 subscribers each month.

Prior to founding Instructional Solutions, Mary taught writing at Boston College and the University of Massachusetts college system. Her teaching focused on rhetoric and composition, with a particular interest in writing in computer-mediated environments.

She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Rhode Island, a M.A. in English Literature from Boston College, and a C.A.G.S. in Composition and Rhetoric from the University of New Hampshire.

She lives in Princeton, New Jersey with her husband and two children. An admitted word nerd, she enjoys yoga, running, cooking, and tinkering with new technologies.