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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

Sarah Abbe
Graduate Assistant, English major

Writing Expertise/Interests: General knowledge of all citation formats, but MLA is best; research papers; topic generation
Favorite quote: "Whatever satisfies the soul is truth."-Walt Whitman

 

Elizabeth Brownlow
Graduate Assistant, English major

Writing Expertise/Interests: MLA and APA, research projects, creative writing assignments
Favorite Quote: "Tell the truth, be fair, keep your promises, respect the individual, and encourage intellectual curiosity." -Harley Davidson Code of Conduct

 

Abbie Carrier
History major, Government minor

Writing Expertise/Interests: APA, MLA, and Chicago citation, research papers, brainstorming, and thought organization.
Favorite Quote: “Don't ask for guarantees. And don't look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or library. Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were heading for shore.” -Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Shauna Crawford
Social Work major, Sociology minor

Writing Expertise/Interests: Brainstorming/outlining, organization, mechanics, MLA
Favorite Quote: "Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind." -Bertrand Russell

Laura Hilton
English major, Education minor

Writing Expertise/Interests: MLA, APA, mechanics, research papers, article reviews, creative writing
Favorite Quote: "You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here." -Max Ehrmann, "Desiderata"

 

Erika Johnson
Graduate Assistant, Rhetoric major

Writing Expertise/Interests: MLA, APA, digital humanities, basic writing, Seventeenth Century and Renaissance Literature
Favorite Quote: "Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral." -Paulo Freire

 

Harry McMaster
Graduate Assistant, Rhetoric major

Writing Expertise/Interests: MLA and APA citation systems, invention, organization, and style
Favorite Quote: “Caminante, no hay puentes, se hace puentes al andar. (Voyager, there are no bridges, one builds them as one walks.) ” -Gloria E. Anzaldúa

 

Conor Mullin
History major

Writing Expertise/Interests: MLA, APA, Chicago style, research essays, databases, punctuation, grammar
Favorite quote: "The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure." -LBJ

 

Tessa O'Connor
Social Work major

Writing Expertise/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

 

Guadalupe Orozco
Government major

Writing Expertise/Interests: Writes and speaks Spanish. MLA, APA, organization, mechanics
Favorite quote:  "Volverán las oscuras golondrinas de tu balcón sus nidos a colgar, y otra vez con el ala a tus cristales, jugando, llamarán.Pero aquéllas que el vuelo refrenaban tu hermosura y mi dicha a contemplar, aquéllas que aprendieron nuestros nombres...ésas .... ¡no volverán !" -Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer

The dark swallows will return to build their nests on your balcony, and once more in their play they will knock on the balcony windows with their wings; but those ones who refrained their flight to see your beauty and my happiness, those ones who learnt our names... those... will not return! -Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer

 

Sophia Rivers
Biochemistry major, Music minor

Writing Expertise/Interests: ACS, scientific and research articles, resumes
Favorite Quote: "Sometimes, showing up is the bravest thing you can do." -Anonymous

 

Erin Roark
Social Work major

Writing Expertise/Interests: APA, article summation, brainstorming, mechanics
Favorite quote: “For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.” -Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

 

Erin Russell
English major, Intermedia Arts minor

Writing Expertise/Interests: Journalism, grammar, organization/prewriting, poetry, English language learners
Favorite quote: "Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain but for the heart to conquer it." -Rabindranath Tagore

 

Lucy Russell
Psychology, Pre-Occupational Therapy major

Writing Expertise/Interests: APA, MLA, outlining, prewriting/organization, brainstorming, 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"

 

Teresa Williams
English major

Writing Expertise/Interests: APA, AP, MLA, Life, literature of all varieties, "news junkie" with a passion for global/national/political concerns
Favorite quote: "Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better." -Flannery O'Connor

 

 

Wylijanna Cole - Write Site & First-Year Composition Sr. Secretary

Office and Contact Info: M-F, 8am-5pm, CFO 131 | 940.898.2341
Expertise/Interests: Answering questions about the Write Site and First-Year Composition program, giving Write Site tours and introductions, scheduling appointments, being an amazing graduate student.
Favorite Quote: “May you live to see a thousand reasons to rejoice!" -Fiddler on the Roof, "To Life!"

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