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Meet the Staff

The "Write Place" offers a fun work environment where you can connect with students and make a difference. No matter your major, if you have a love for writing and helping others, we would love for you to join our team!


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Dr. RoperDirector
"Your present circumstances don't determine where you go; they merely determine where you start."
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Dr. Roper
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Jennifer Toney Grad Assistant 
"Not every day is good, but there is good in every day!"                                               
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Jennifer Toney
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Shemaiah Mbetwa  EE109, ENG 101, MTH 125
"Tis true, my form is something odd, but blaming me, is blaming God. Could I create myself anew I would not fail in pleasing you." (Watts)
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Shemaiah Mbetwa  
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Breanna GreeneENG 101, ENG 102
God is within her, she will not fail!
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Breanna Greene
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"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." (Disney)
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Angel Jeter 
“If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.” -Toni Morrison
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Angel Jeter
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Jacob Buechler
Jacob Buechler Faculty Writing Consultant
"Difficulty is a coin which  the learned conjure so as not to reveal the vanity of their studies and which human stupidity is keen to accept in payment." (Montaigne)
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Jacob Buechler
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Hannah ThomasFaculty Writing Consultant
"Knowledge, like air, is vital to life. Like air, no one should be denied it." (Moore)
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Hannah Thomas


These English professors provide one-on-on assistance for graduate students who are working on their Master's Thesis, Master's Report or Dissertation.  To find out how you can be assigned to a faculty tutor, go to the Graduate Writing Studio.

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Dr. Jessica TempleEnglish Department Faculty
“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” ~ Stephen King
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Dr. Jessica Temple
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Dr. Phillip BlackmonEnglish Department Faculty
“Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the Internet.” ~ Anon
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Dr. Phillip Blackmon
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Ms. Linda Woods English Department Faculty
“[As a writer] you have to have the three D’s: drive, discipline and desire. If you’re missing any one of those three, you can have all the talent in the world, but it’s going to be really hard to get anything done.” ~ Nora Roberts
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Ms. Linda Woods
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Ms. Kiietti Walker-Parker English Department Faculty 
“The English language is an arsenal of weapons. If you are going to brandish them without checking to see whether or not they are loaded, you must expect to have them explode in your face from time to time.” ~ Stephen Fry
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Ms. Kiietti Walker-Parker


Applying to The "Write Place" is simple! Just complete this application. If you have questions you may come by Carver Complex, N (Hollins Wing), Room 125, or email The "Write Place" offers employment opportunities for the following positions:

Grad Assistant

Graduate Assistants assist the Writing Center Director in management and day-to-day operations. Click here to see the full Grad Assistant job description.

Graduate Applicants must also submit a writing sample in addition to their applications: a prose writing sample (2–5 pages in length). The best samples are generally ones that present an argument of some kind rather than a summary. You may use an essay that was written for a class.

Work Study/Non-Tutor

In this position, employees provide support for Writing Center Director and Graduate Assistant in management of day-to-day operations (filing, copying, answering phones and other duties as assigned). Click here to see the full non-tutor job description.

Writing Tutor

Writing tutors consult with students, offering feedback & suggestions for their writing tasks. For a full Writing Tutor job description, click here.

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