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Main Office:

Writing, Speaking and Argument Program
PO Box 270058
Rochester, NY 14627

Rush Rhees Library, G-122
(585) 273-3584
(585) 273-3855 (Writing and Speaking Center)
(585) 273-4873 (Fax)
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. (closed for lunch 12 p.m.-1 p.m.)

Other Locations:

Instructor Offices
Rush Rhees Library, G-121, G-122, G-138

EAPP Offices
Rush Rhees Library, G-138

Fellows' Offices
Rush Rhees Library, G-122
Genesee Hall, 1st floor

Office Staff:

Andrea DeHollander
Administrative and Financial Coordinator
(585) 273-3577

Caitlin Davie
Writing and Speaking Center Assistant
(585) 273-3855

Andrew Holderbaum
Developer and Database Administrator
(585) 276-3854

Program Administrators and Faculty:

Deborah Rossen-Knill, M.F.A., Ph.D.
WSAP Executive Director
(585) 273-3583

Stefanie Sydelnik, PhD 
Associate Director, Writing Program
Director, Writing and Speaking Center
Associate Professor
(585) 273-3584 

Amy Arbogast, PhD
Speaking Center Coordinator
Assistant Professor
(585) 273-3584

Matthew Bayne, PhD
Writing Placement Coordinator
Assistant Professor
(585) 273-3584 

G. Paige Sloan
Undergraduate EAPP Director
Associate Professor
(585) 276-6979

Rachel Lee, PhD
Graduate Writing Project Coordinator
Assistant Professor
(585) 273-3581 

Liz Tinelli, PhD
Graduate Writing Project Co-Coordinator
Associate Professor, EAPP
(585) 276-5279

Katherine Schaefer, PhD
Writing in the Majors Coordinator
Associate Professor
(585) 276-5685

Laura Jones
Lead Instructor, WRTG 27X

Manasvi Chaturvedi
Shimmel President, Writing Fellows

Natalie Ramesh
President, Speaking Fellows