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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!

Writing Consultants

Dennis Barbee
English major, Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies minor

Writing Focus/Interests: Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, Political Influence and Activity, Civil Disobedience, Thought Formation, Brainstorming, Free Association, APA formatting, MLA formatting, Investigation and Research.
Favorite Quote: "Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity." -Aristotle

Chatashia Brown
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

Renae Bruce, MA
Graduate Assistant - Rhetoric major, American Literature After 1865 minor

Writing Focus/Interests: MLA, integrating quotes, research papers, mechanics, thesis statements, women and literature, women and rhetoric, folklore, Asian American literature, African American literature
Favorite Quote: "Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth." -Rumi

Christopher Coan
Graduate Assistant, English major

Writing Focus/Interests: APA, MLA, Essays, Thesis Statements, Outlining, Drafting, Modern Poetry, Free Verse, Prose, Transcendentalist Poetry
Favorite Quote: "Again we wander, we love, we separate" -Walt Whitman

Shauna Crawford
Social Work major, Sociology minor

Writing Focus/Interests: Brainstorming, outlining, thesis development, research, APA
Favorite Quote: "Be obscure clearly! Be wild of tongue in a way we can understand!" -E.B. White

Catherine Hightower
English major, Philosophy minor

Writing Focus/Interests: MLA, research papers, poetry, short stories, fictional works based on real events
Favorite Quote: "Thou canst not touch the freedom of my mind." -John Milton


Giribala Joshi
Graduate Assistant, English major

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

Kiran Kanwar, MS
Graduate Assistant, PhD Student in 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

Jaclyn Kliman
English major, Marketing minor

Writing Focus/Interests: MLA, organization, outlining, research papers, creative writing
Favorite Quote: "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads only lives one." -George R.R. Martin

Emily Mason
Graduate Assistant, Speech-Language Pathology major

Writing Focus/Interests: ASA formation, Brainstorming, Organization and Outlining, Research Papers, Blogs, Short Essays, Speeches
Favorite Quote: "Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." -Albus Dumbledore

Haley Mowdy
Lead Graduate Assistant, English major

Writing Focus/Interests: MLA, AP, Chicago, research papers, applications, CVs, resumes, cover letters and admissions essays, creative writing, literature-related essays, magazine and newspaper articles, creative fiction, and really anything you want to bring in!
Favorite Quote: "Though she be but little, she is fierce!" -William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Tessa O'Connor
Social Work major

Writing Focus/Interests: MLA, research papers, mechanics, outlining, organizing information
Favorite Quote: "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he can never lose." -Jim Elliot

Normandy Rindahl
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

Shannon Robinson
Graduate Assistant, English major

Writing Focus/Interests: Poetry, MLA, creative writing, literature related papers, resumes, personal statements, brainstorming, researching, research papers, and organization
Favorite Quote: "Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known." -Winnie-the-Pooh

Lucy Russell
Psychology, Pre-Occupational Therapy major

Writing Focus/Interests: APA style, outlining, prewriting, organization, research papers
Favorite Quote:
"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"

Madeline Vanzant
English major, Education minor

Writing Focus/Interests: APA, MLA, outlining, organization, thesis development, using direct quotes, source integration
Favorite Quote: “With so many forces in this world acting to drive wedges between people, it’s important to preserve those things that help us experience our common humanity.” – Ted Turner

Jessica Williams
Graduate Assistant, Sociology major, Gender Studies minor

Writing Focus/Interests: ASA formation, Brainstorming, Organization and Outlining, Research Papers, Blogs, Short Essays, Speeches
Favorite Quote: "Give people high fives just for getting out of bed. Being a person is hard sometimes!" --Kid President


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