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Education

Human Development

Suzanne Woodring is a PhD candidate in human development at the Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development. and her research focuses on humans’ abilities to successfully transfer knowledge from one context to another. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Education. Her own experiences as a fellow writer and writing instructor have prepared her to work with writers from various social science disciplines as well as other, diverse disciplines. In fact, she finds it very rewarding to connect with writers who study and write about topics with which she has less familiarity.

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Natural Science

Biology

Jim Miller is a professor in the Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology, where he works on the regulation of T cell activation in immune responses and teaches cell biology and immunology.  Although most of his writing experience is in science, Jim is interested in learning about anything that students are working on and in helping them coherently convey what they are thinking onto paper.

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Humanities and Social Science

English

Abby Brengle is a PhD student studying 20th century literature and poetry and poetics in the Department of English. She tutors and teaches in the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program. Abby enjoys working with students on all types of writing projects, especially on application essays, personal statements, and creative projects.

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Andy Crakes is a PhD student studying 20th century literature, with a special interest in American modernist poetry. He also teaches WRT 105 in the Writing, Speaking and Argument Program. Though his background is in the humanities, he is glad to work with writers on projects from any discipline.

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Dustin Hannum earned his PhD in English, with a focus on 19th-century American Literature, from the University of Rochester in 2012. He worked as a teacher and tutor in the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program throughout his graduate career and as a post-doctoral teaching fellow in 2012-13. From 2013-2015, Dustin worked as a Marion L. Brittain postdoctoral fellow in the Writing and Communication Program at Georgia Tech. Now a lecturer in the WSAP, Dustin enjoys working with student on writing projects of all kinds, particularly WRT 105 and humanities-based essays.

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Shannon Jaime is a PhD student in the English department and studies British Romantic and Victorian literature. Also an instructor for the WSAP program, she enjoys working with students on academic papers from all disciplines as well as non-academic and creative writing projects.

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Emily Kohlhase is a PhD student in the English department who studies Renaissance literature and drama. She is also a WRT 105 instructor for the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program. She enjoys helping writers with any stage of the writing process.

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Zachary Powell is a PhD graduate student in English with an emphasis in Film and Media Studies. With a Master's from Kansas State University, he taught high school for seven years preparing students for college writing. Alongside teaching rhetoric and analysis in writing, he has also taught creative writing.

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Anna Alden serves as the Writing Center Assistant in addition to her work as a consultant. She graduated from UR with a degree in English. She enjoys working with students from a variety of disciplines, and discussing students' individual writing processes.

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Modern Languages and Cultures

Kristen Totleben is an outreach librarian for the modern languages and cultures department. She tutors students with their writing in all subject areas. She especially enjoys working with students to help them improve their personal statements and other types of application essays.

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Philosophy

Kelley Annesley is a PhD student in the philosophy department, with particular interest in moral beliefs, how we change them, and how we talk about them. Though her background is in the humanities, Kelley enjoys working with students in any discipline. She does, however, have a special interest in argumentative papers.

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Matt Lamb is a PhD student in the philosophy department. He is primarily interested in ethics, especially the relationship between intellectual vices, normative ignorance, and moral responsibility. Despite specializing in argumentative writing, he enjoys working with students from any discipline.

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