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Tutors & Staff

All of the Writing Center's tutors have achieved academic success and received training certified by the College Reading and Learning Association. To learn more about an individual tutor's background and specializations, please see the list below.


 

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Undergraduate Tutors


Breanna

Breanna

Title: Undergraduate Tutor
Specialties:
Political Science & International Studies Writing
Legal Writing
ENG 1310/1320
Undergraduate Major: Political Science
Undergraduate Minor: International Studies 

Chloe

Chloe

Title: Undergraduate Tutor
Specialties:
Philosophy Writing
ENG 1320
Outlining
Undergraduate Major: Philosophy
Undergraduate Minor: Honors Studies 
 

Kennie

Kennie

Title: Undergraduate Tutor, PR & Outreach Coordinator 
Specialties:
Honors Studies 
English Composition
Brainstorming
Speech Writing
Undergraduate Major: Communication Studies
Undergraduate Minor: Anthropology 

Taylor

Taylor

Title: Undergraduate Tutor 
Specialties:
Creative Writing
Thesis Statements
Cover Letters & Resumes
Undergraduate Major: English
Undergraduate Minor: Psychology 

Victoria

Victoria

Title: Undergraduate Tutor, Fiction Lead
Specialties:
English 1310 & 1320
Creative Writing
Critical Theory
Brainstorming
Shakespeare
Undergraduate Major: English
Undergraduate Minor: Leadership Studies 
Competent in American Sign Language

Allison

Title: Graduate Tutor
USAF Veteran, Tutor Corps Member 
Specialties: 
Technical Writing
Organization
Brainstorming
Social Science 
Graduate Major: Social Work 

Rachel F.

Rachel F.

Title: Undergraduate Tutor 
Specialties: 
English 1310 & 1320
Science Writing
Organization
In-class Essays
Undergraduate Major: Biology
Undergraduate Minor: Biochemistry

Ilissa

Ilissa

Title: Undergraduate Tutor
Specialties:
English 1310 & 1320
PUG
Brainstorming
MLA
Creative Writing
Undergraduate Major: Interdisciplinary Studies (Grades 4-8)
Undergraduate Minor: English

Arden

Title: Undergraduate Tutor
Specialties:
Structure & Organization
Thesis Development
Theory Writing
Undergraduate Major: English
Competent in American Sign Language

Ren

Ren

Title: Graduate Tutor, Graduate Coordinator
Specialties:
RDG 1300 & ENG 1300
Qualitative & Quantitative Methodology
APA
Graduate-Level Research Writing
Personal Statements
Conference Proposals
CVs
Cover Letters
Doctoral Major: Developmental Education, Literacy

Lindsey

Lindsey

Title: Graduate Tutor
Specialties:
MLA
Brainstorming
American Social Justice of the 21st Century
Graduate Major: Literature

Callie

Callie

Title: Graduate Tutor, Webcam Coordinator
Honors Graduate
Specialties:
MLA
Chicago
Grammar & Mechanics
Literary Criticism
Graduate Major: Technical Communication

Ellie

Ellie

Title: Undergraduate Tutor, Poetry Lead
Specialties:
Honors Studies 
Creative Writing
MLA
Outlines
English Critical Theory
Undergraduate Major: English
Undergraduate Minor: Renaissance Studies 

MariElena

MariElena

Title: Undergraduate Tutor, Media Coordinator 
Specialties:
Brainstorming
History and Geography
MLA and Chicago
Undergraduate Major: History
Undergraduate Minor: Geography
Bilingual, Spanish and English 

Sam

Samantha

Title: Undergraduate Tutor, PUG Coordinator 
Specialties:
Honors Studies 
MLA & Chicago
Philosophy Writing
PUG
Undergraduate Major: English & Philosophy

Tre

Tre

Title: Undergraduate Tutor, Songwriting Lead
Specialties:
Structure
PUG
Media Analysis (music analysis & criticism)
Undergraduate Major: Mass Communication
Undergraduate Minor: Music 

Tiffany

Title: Graduate Tutor
Honors Graduate ​​​​​​​
Specialties:
Developmental Writing
Writing-to-learn
Personal Statements
Creative Writing
Memoir
Graduate Major: Rhetoric & Composition

Nia

Title: Graduate Tutor 
Specialities: 
English 1310 & 1320
CVs & Resumés
Statements of Purpose
Creative Writing
MLA, APA, AP, & Chicago
Graduate Major: Creative Writing, Poetry 

 

 

 

Melissa

Title: Undergraduate Tutor
Specialties: 
Honors Studies 
Outlining
MLA
APA
Undergraduate Major: Psychology

Jacob

Title: Undergraduate Tutor
USMC Veteran, Tutor Corps Member 
Specialties:
Science Writing 
Brainstorming
English 1310 & 1320
History, Geography
Style Guides: MLA, APA, Chicago
Undergraduate Major: Biology
Undergraduate Minor: Geography 

Dee

Diego

Title: Graduate Tutor
Specialties:
Creative Writing
Philosophy Writing
English Composition
Outlining
MLA
APA
Graduate Major: Creative Writing, Fiction 

 

Hannah

Title: Undergraduate Tutor, Essay Contest Coordinator 
Specialties:
Honors Studies 
Essay Writing
Literary Analysis
Creative Writing 
Undergraduate Major: English
Undergraduate Minor: Anthropology
Proficient in Japanese 

Antuanette

Title: Undergraduate Tutor
Specialties:
MLA
Creative Writing
Organization
Undergraduate Major: English
Undergraduate Minor: Psychology 
Bilingual, Spanish and English


Director Team


Our directors make the Writing Center an amazing resource to help writers improve.

A.R. Rogers

A.R.

Title: Writing Center Coordinator, Graduate Tutor 
Specialties:
Creative Writing
Place-based Writing 
Thesis Statements
Statements of Purpose
Resumés
Graduate Major: Rhetoric & Composition 

Lauren Schiely

Writing Center Assistant Director 
Senior Lecturer 

Master's: MA Rhetoric & Composition 
Undergraduate Major: English & Creative Writing 
 

 

Ray Stockstad

Ray Stockstad

Acting Co-Director of Tutor Corps
Lecturer

USMC and USN Veteran
Master's: Literature (Focus: Medieval)
Undergraduate Major: Biology
Undergraduate Minor: Chemistry & English
 

Rachel Elliot

Rachel

Title: Writing Center Coordinator, Graduate Tutor
Honors Graduate ​​​​​​​
Specialties:
Children's Literature & Fairytales
Psychology
Brainstorming
Graduate Major: Rhetoric & Composition
Competent in American Sign Language

Keri Fitzgerald

Keri Fitzgerald

Writing Center Assistant Director
Senior Lecturer

Master's: MA Literature
Undergraduate Major: English
Undergraduate Minor: Honors Studies

Dr. Deb Balzhiser

Dr. Deb Balzhiser

Writing Center Director
Associate Professor

PhD: English Studies
Master's: MS Writing
Undergraduate Major: English & Journalism
Undergraduate Minor: Composition & Linguistics