Dr. Jennifer Phillips-Denny - Tutor Coordinator
Welcome to the Write Site! I have been the coordinator of the Write Site at Texas Woman’s University since January of 2011. I also teach courses in the English Department. I have a variety of teaching experience gained over the past 16 years, including teaching numerous college English courses at TWU, UNT, Grayson College, and Colorado State University. I was the Assistant Director of Freshman English and the UNT Student Writing Lab from 2001-2006. My other experiences in higher education include managing course redesign projects, instructional design, learning technologies, and assessment. I received in B.A. in Sociology from Texas Tech in 1995, an M.A. in English from UNT in 1998, and a Ph. D. in English in 2001. My areas of scholarly interest are Victorian literature and rhetoric and composition.
I spend my leisure time taking care of my pets (We have a lot of pets!); reading and writing; playing video games with my husband, David, and my son, Devin; and trying to be on the water in a kayak as much as possible. I also dabble in gardening and some mixed media art, but I’m not very good at either, so I mostly stick with reading and writing!
I love managing the Write Site, working with our awesome writing consultants, and TWU students!
Interdisciplinary Studies major
Writing Focus/Interests: Brainstorming, Outlining, MLA formatting, Thesis Statements, Research Papers, Analysis Essays
Favorite Quote: "Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough." -Og Mandino
Graduate Assistant, MA English
Writing Focus/Interests: Rhetoric, digital rhetoric, queer theory, gender studies, critial theory, MLA format, flow, sentence combining and building.
Favorite Quote: "Do not ask who I am and do not ask me to remain the same. More than one person, doubtless like me, writes in order to have no face." -Michael Foucault "What is an Author?"
Graduate Assistant, PhD Student English
Writing Focus/Interests: MLA, brainstorming and outlining, thesis statements, research papers, analytical essays, creative writing, poetry analysis, drama/theatre analysis
Favorite Quote: "Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer that You." - Dr. Seuss
Graduate Assistant, MA English
Writing Focus/Interests: Research Papers, MLA Formatting, Brainstorming, Thesis Development, Outlining and Organizing, World Literature, Rhetoric, Composition
Favorite Quote: "On Life's vast ocean diversely we sail, / Reason the card, but Passion is the gale." -Alexander Pope
Graduate Assistant, PhD Student Kinesiology (Biomechanics)
Writing Focus/Interests: brainstorming, especially scientific dissertation and research papers; eliciting ideas from students so their writing is more cohesive; creative writing; [I've been a golf journalist for over 25 years].
Favorite Quote: “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” -George Bernard Shaw
Child Development, Pre-OT major
Writing Focus/Interests: APA, brainstorming, research papers; blogging about fashion, food, and feminism
Favorite Quote: "I love peope who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person." -Audrey Hepburn
Psychology, Pre-Occupational Therapy major
Writing Focus/Interests: APA style, outlining, prewriting, organization, research papers
"No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less."
-John Donne, "No Man Is An Island"
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