Jared Featherstone, M.F.A. - University Writing Center Coordinator - email@example.com
Jared Featherstone advises students and faculty about writing, and teaches courses in the School of Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication (WRTC). He holds an MFA in Creative Writing and a BA in Journalism from the University of Maryland. In addition to developing his own creative work, his interests include online learning, Writing Across the Curriculum, service learning, and the relationship between teaching and tutoring.
Laura Schubert, M.A. - Peer Education Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
Holding a B.A. and an M.A. in English, Laura Schubert consults with students and faculty on all kinds of writing. She also has experience teaching English Language Learners. In addition to teaching for the School of Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication, she is currently conducting research on writing fellows programs, writing centers, and the intersections between teaching and tutoring.
Paige Normand, M.A. email@example.com
Paige Normand tutors for both the Writing Center and the Communication Center and teaches in the School of Media Art and Design. She received her M.A. in English Literature from the University of Texas at Austin where she was the Outreach Coordinator for the UT Undergraduate Writing Center and taught for the Division of Rhetoric and Writing. Her interests can mostly be gleaned by squinting at the books on the shelf behind her.
Reba Leiding firstname.lastname@example.org
Reba is a Faculty Fellow in the Center this year. She is librarian for Justice Studies, Political Science, and the School of Leadership Studies and spends much of her time assisting students from those departments to find and use library resources for their research. Her current research focus is on examining the research strategies and rhetorical moves political science students use in constructing literature reviews, and more broadly, the relationship between the writing process and the research process in student writing.
Kevin Jefferson, M.A. email@example.com
Kevin Jefferson is a Faculty Fellow from Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication. His teaching and research interests include first-year composition, publishing student writing, and rhetorics of place, the environment, and the West. He has a background in 19th- and 20th-century British and American literature, and a history of long road trips..
Megan Brenneman firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan Brenneman graduated from Lynchburg College in 2011 with a double major in Communication Studies and Vocal Performance and a minor in Spanish. Now a second-year grad student, Megan pursues an MA in Writing and Rhetoric with hopes to teach writing and communication studies at the college level. In addition to writing, Megan enjoys singing, traveling, and running. This is her first year at the Writing Center.
Emiline Buhler email@example.com
Emiline Buhler recently graduated from University of Wisconsin Stevens Point with a B.S. in Biology with Chemistry and Writing Minors. She is attending JMU for her Master's degree in Scientific Writing. She is studying how writing centers effectively cater to students of all disciplines. Someday, she hopes to apply similar techniques to teach researchers how to write grant proposals and manuscripts. In her spare time, Emiline likes to waterski, hike, and play guitar.
Brooke Elliott firstname.lastname@example.org
Brooke Elliott graduated from Bridgewater College in 2011 with an English major and a French minor. She is currently pursuing an English literature master's at JMU and plans to focus on the patterns of contemporary American poetry, with aspirations to become an English professor. She is in the process of publishing a book of original poems titled "First Person: A Journey in Self-Discovery Through Poetry." In her spare time, she enjoys reading, playing ukulele and destroying her competitors at Wii bowling.
Michael Farnsworth email@example.com
Michael Farnsworth is a graduate student in the Writing, Research, and Technical Communications department, pursuing interests in medical communication. He has an M.A. in philosophy and a B.S. in physics. He grades ethics courses in the ISAT department and teaches an online philosophy course for Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ. In his spare time, he is almost always rock climbing.
Gwen Kirby firstname.lastname@example.org
Gwen earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Asbury College in 2003. Since then, she has been writing and teaching for all kinds of reasons: public relations, newsletters, teaching English in Honduras, and teaching environmental education. She is now studying Technical Communications in JMU's WRTC department. Gwen likes to play outside and talk about nature (ask her about bats), and might walk into a light pole one day because her eyes are on the skies, watching the birds on JMU's campus.
Eric LaFreniere email@example.com
Eric LaFreniere likes comic books and role-playing games, and is interested in the evolution / development of speech, writing, and consciousness. He has a master's degree in Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication, has presented at numerous academic conferences, and works at the University Writing Center and teaches a GWRTC 103 section.
Prabin Lama firstname.lastname@example.org
Prabin Lama is pursuing a Master of Arts in Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication at James Madison University. His interests include managerial communication, composition and writing center pedagogy, writing across the curriculum, and writing program assessment. He plans to enroll into a doctoral program in writing studies and pursue a career in academia.
Carly Botero email@example.com
Carly Botero is a senior WRTC major with a minor in Film Studies. She lives by the quote, "you musn't be afraid to dream a little bigger darling," and aspires to live in New York City working as a screenwriter for Saturday Night Live and major motion pictures. In her spare time, she enjoys taking photographs, playing with cats, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family.
Anders Bruce firstname.lastname@example.org
Anders is a junior majoring in WRTC with a minor in English. After earning his B.A., he plans to go on to grad school, with a goal of teaching courses in English composition at a university. In his spare time, Anders likes running and reading science fiction.
Haley Cline email@example.com
Haley Cline is a junior pursuing a major in Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication and a minor in Nonprofit Studies. She loves to write fiction and is a member of Students Helping Honduras, an organization that focuses on empowering the youth of Honduras through the building of schools in rural villages. After she graduates, Haley hopes to pursue a career with a nonprofit organization that works with orphaned and abandoned children.
Camille Corum firstname.lastname@example.org
Camille Corum is a senior English and WRTC double major. She is currently the Editor-in-chief of Lexia: An Undergraduate Journal is Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication. She is also the Executive Editor of Curio, the Shenandoah Valley magazine. In addition to her academic work, her interests are in creative nonfiction and publication management. After graduation, Camille hopes to work in book publishing in New York.
Andrea Costello email@example.com
Andrea Costello is a junior Communication Studies major with a concentration in Organizational Communication and a minor in Human Resource Development. After graduation, she wants to pursue a graduate degree in Student Affairs/Higher Education and become an academic advisor. Andrea spends her spare time participating in her sorority, Phi Mu, traveling, and trying out new recipes she finds on Pinterest.
Brooke Covington firstname.lastname@example.org
Brooke Covington is currently pursuing a double major in English and Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication. She enjoys reading, writing and spending time with friends and family.
Kristin Gatti email@example.com
Kristin Gatti is planning to double major in Media Arts & Design and Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication, with a minor in Spanish. She is interested in all types of writing and enjoys working with different genres. Her favorite activities include traveling, attending concerts, and going to amusement parks.
Kellie Harlow firstname.lastname@example.org
Kellie Harlow is a junior Modern Foreign Languages major with a Spanish concentration and double minor in Business Spanish and Latin American & Caribbean Studies. She is working on becoming trilingual by taking introductory Italian courses in addition to her Spanish classes. In her spare time, she enjoys learning about other cultures, volunteering, makeup, Tumblr, and playing violin & guitar. In the future, Kellie hopes to work for an NGO that provides underprivileged people in Latin America with opportunities for upward social mobility. She is a member of Kijiji, an organization dedicated to initiating positive social change, and she’s in the planning stage of creating her very own service project.
Erica Holsclaw email@example.com
Erica Holsclaw is a senior Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication major with a minor in Art. Someday, she hopes to become a book editor. She enjoys reading, baking delicious treats, and spending time with friends and family.
Alex Husband firstname.lastname@example.org
Alex Husband is currently pursuing a double major in Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication and Organizational Communications. In her spare time, Alex enjoys running, baking and traveling. She hopes to one day live in New York City and write fiction.
Adrian Jarvis email@example.com
Adrian Jarvis is currently a junior Psychology major, soon to have a minor in Writing. He is an active member of JMU's only comedic improvisational troupe, New & Improv'.d, and hopes that improv will always remain a part of his life. He also enjoys making references to popular television shows, playing racquetball, and 'Suiting up!'
Alexa Livezey firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexa Livezey enjoys balancing her time between studying and other numerous interests, including photography, music, going to the gym, volunteering, and playing sports. She is involved in a club on campus called Students Helping Honduras which helps to educate and better the lives of children living in poverty in Honduras. She is a double major in Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication and Media Arts & Design, as well as minoring in Spanish.
Kara Myren email@example.com
Kara Myren is working toward a Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication major with a minor in Political Science. In her spare time, she runs, bikes, and drinks lots of tea. One day, she hopes to learn how to cook.
Caroline Prendergast firstname.lastname@example.org
Caroline Prendergast is a junior Psychology and Writing and Rhetoric double major with a minor in statistics. She enjoys flexing her creative muscles as a photographer for the Office of Technology and Design. Her academic interests include assessment practices and writing within the sciences. In the future, she hopes to attend graduate school to study academic assessment.
Melissa Psallidas - ESL Writing Specialist - email@example.com
Melissa Psallidas is a junior English major with a minor in Secondary Education. She likes working with all types of writing but particularly enjoys poetry. Melissa's hobbies include theater and dance, and she hopes to someday teach English as second language in a foreign country.
Lindsay Ragole - Undergraduate Writing Fellow - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsay Ragole is a senior English major with a double minor in Secondary Education and Writing & Rhetoric. She loves to read about history and other cultures. In her free time she enjoys volunteering, going on road trips, training for races, trying out new restaurants, and being outdoors. Lindsay hopes to become a teacher someday so that she can share her passion for learning with others.
Sarah Stacy - ESL Writing Specialist - email@example.com
Sarah Stacy is a senior English major with minors in Art and Arabic. She enjoys a good cup of coffee and meeting new people.
Alison Walsh firstname.lastname@example.org
Alison is excited about becoming a high school English teacher; she loves being at JMU studying English. She enjoys meeting other students and helping with their writing. She loves playing guitar, enjoying the company of friends, and being involved in JMU's YoungLife.
Christie White email@example.com
Christie White is a junior majoring in Media Arts & Design and minoring in Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication. She is involved in the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega and loves volunteering in her spare time. A few of her hobbies include reading, kayaking, and taking pictures. One day she hopes to work for a major magazine.
Amanda Ellison firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Ellison is sophomore working on a double major in Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communications and Media Arts & Design. She is from Arlington, Virginia, and is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She loves design and writing and hopes one day to work for a fashion magazine in New York City doing graphic design and layout.
Courtney Stainback email@example.com
Courtney is a senior graduating in May with a BA in Communication Studies and minors in both Writing and Human Resource Development. She is a member of the the Human Resource Development Club, Lambda Pi Eta communications honors fraternity, and PRSSA. After graduation, Courtney hopes to return back to her home state of New York where she hopes to work in the field of public relations in New York City.
Kurt Schick, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, JMU Learning Centers
Associate Professor, Writing, Rhetoric, & Technical Communication
Kurt Schick leads JMU's Learning Centers, teaches courses in WRTC, and consults with any faculty who write or teach writing.
Demetrius Lancaster email@example.com
Demetrius Lancaster is the Administrative and Operations Specialist for the University Writing Center, English Language Learner Services, and the Communication Center. He is a double duke as he's received both his Bachelor of Science in Public Policy Administration and Master of Public Administration degrees from JMU in 2010 and 2012, respectively. In his spare time he enjoys playing piano and guitar.
Caitlin Powell firstname.lastname@example.org
Caitlin Powell is the Learning Centers Student Office Assistant and a full time Junior at James Madison University. She is majoring in Psychology with a minor in communication. She is a psychology peer advisor, the activities coordinator for the club Best Buddies, member of Psi Chi Honors Society, and a teaching assistant for general sociology. After graduating, she hopes to go to graduate school and get a license in Marriage and Family Therapy and one day work as a Marriage Counselor.
Kaitlyn Schmit - Peer Tutor, 2012
Spencer Adams - Peer Tutor, 2012
Beth Burghardt - Peer Tutor, 2012
Julia Cavalieri - Peer Tutor, 2011
Kate Kessler, Ph.D. - Faculty Fellow, 2011-2012
Caitlin Lee - Peer Tutor, 2011
Chris Richardson - Peer Tutor, 2011
Melissa Sherrill - Peer Tutor, 2011
Phillip Smith - Peer Tutor, 2011
Kathy Clarke, MLS - Faculty Fellow, 2011 - 2012
Catherine Elsbury - Peer Tutor, 2011 - 2012
Genevieve LeFranc - Peer Tutor, 2011 - 2012
Evan McGrew - Peer Tutor, 2011 - 2012
Sam Nowak - Writing Fellow, 2011 - 2012
Courtney Wood - Peer Tutor, 2011 - 2012
Ian Woods - Peer Tutor, 2011 - 2012
Elysia Balavage - Graduate Assistant, 2010 - 2012
Michael Critzer - Graduate Assistant, 2010 - 2011
Brittany Hinton - Peer Tutor, 2010 - 2011
Paul Loman - Peer Tutor & Writing Fellow, 2010 - 2012
Andrea Smith - Peer Tutor, 2010 - 2011
Amy Sullivan - Peer Tutor, 2010 - 2011
Tiffany Bryant - Graduate Assistant, 2009 - 2010
Martin Steger - Peer Tutor, 2009 - 2011
Mark Thomas, Ph.D. - Faculty Fellow, 2009 - 2011
Michelle Williamson - Graduate Assistant, 2009 - 2010
Barbara Brennan - Graduate Assistant, 2008 - 2009
Mike Kern - Peer Tutor & Writing Fellow, 2008 - 2010
Olivia Mankowski - Peer Tutor, Writing Fellow, and Graduate Assistant, 2008 - 2012
Michael Moghtader, Ph.D. - Faculty Fellow, 2008 - 2009
Justin Thurston - Peer Tutor & Writing Fellow, 2008 - 2012
Christina Wulf - Graduate Assistant, 2008 - 2009
Doug Zimmerman - Graduate Assistant, 2008 - 2010
Jennelle Martin - Peer Tutor, 2007-2008, 2011-2012
Beth Browning - Graduate Assistant, 2007 - 2008
Amy Drewes - Peer Tutor, 2007 - 2009
John Erdos - Graduate Assistant, 2007 - 2008
Ginny Ficker - Peer Tutor, 2007 - 2008
Patti Ro - Peer Tutor, 2007 - 2009
Alicia Wendt - Peer Tutor, 2007 - 2009
Erin Lambert, M.F.A. - Faculty Consultant and Faculty Fellow, 2006 - 2008 and 2011 - 2012
Karen McDonnell, M.A. - Professional Consultant, 2006 - 2011
Geraldine Poppke Suter - Graduate Assistant, 2006 - 2007
Kathy Fisher MA (2001-2005)
Bob Levy MA (1999-2001)
Tu Phillips (1998-1999)
Esther Stenson MA (1995-2007)
Mary McMurray MA (1977-1998)
Nancy Farrar MA (1976-2006)
Betty Hoskins MA (1974-2008)