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Helen Cauley

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Helen M. Cauley has more than 30 years of experience as a journalist, author, and editor. After graduating from Temple University with a journalism degree, she began her career in academic Public Relations before moving into Human Recourses for Macy's and John Wanamaker department stores in Philadelphia. She left that field to pursue journalism, working for suburban Philadelphia papers before moving to Atlanta in 1990.

Since then, Helen's work has appeared regularly in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Simply Buckhead magazine, Georgia Magazine, and numerous local and national outlets. She is the author of three guidebooks to the metro area and a copyeditor for both print and online publications. She has also hosted and contributed to programs on WGST-AM640 and WABE-90.1FM.

In 2009, Helen was accepted into Kennesaw State University's Master of Professional Writing program and was named one of the school's first Clendenin Scholars. After teaching writing courses there, she graduated with a double Master's in Creative Writing and Rhetoric and Composition. She continued that success at Georgia State University, where she led classes in English composition, grammar, and business writing. She was also a writing coach in the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department at Georgia Tech and at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. Her dissertation, an analysis of the influences of Scottish Enlightenment philosophy in the stories of Sherlock Holmes, was the basis for a writing course she designed around observation and deduction. That work, along with her community outreach that created a monthly Sherlock Holmes book club at the Cobb County Public Library, earned her the top national award from The Beacon Society, an international organization that promotes the reading and study of works by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Since earning her PhD in 2017, Helen has been an instructor in Georgia State's Communication department, where she teaches writing and speech classes for aspiring journalists.


  • BS Journalism, Temple University
  • Masters English Creative Writing & Rhetoric & Composition, Kennesaw State University
  • National Award from The Beacon Society
  • PhD English Rhetoric & Composition, Georgia State University