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What we do
The primary aim of the Writing Center is to help you become a stronger, more accomplished writer. No matter which form of support you choose, writing consultants will work with you at any stage of your writing process. Each semester hundreds of students choose to visit with consultants to

  • interpret an assignment sheet, talk through ideas for a project, discuss course readings, or plan for a paper,
  • (re)consider choices with regard to audience, focus, reasoning, or organization,
  • develop ideas with greater specificity,
  • acquire research strategies, integrate scholarly sources, and apply proper documentation,
  • improve edit and proofreading skills, expand vocabulary, and better understand technical conventions of academic writing.

Writing consultants will not:

  • write a paper for you,
  • edit your paper,
  • dispute or question grades.

Appointment policies

  • All appointments require a valid, current SUID card. Students who do not have their SUID may be denied their appointment.
  • Appointments are offered in 25 and 50-minute blocks, starting on the hour and half hour. All students are restricted to a total 120 minutes per week. No exceptions. To make the most of your experience, reserve appointments several days in advance as schedules fill quickly.
  • Out of courtesy to other students, please arrive timely for all appointments you make. Cancel online (up to 8 hours before your appointment) or by calling (443-5289) during business hours. Missing or canceling at the last minute could result in the loss of appointment privileges for the semester. Arriving more than 10 minutes late may also result in a forfeited and missed appointment.
  • Students are welcome to drop in to see if a consultant is available, especially between the hours of 10-2, Monday through Thursday. These sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis only.
  • Be prepared. If you've schedule a face-to-face appointment, bring your assignment, pens/pencils, readings, notes, and any prewriting notes or drafts. If this is an online chat appointment, be sure your computer has reliable broadband access and is set up in a quiet environment. Sign on to your AIM or iChat account a few minutes before your appointment and a consultant will contact you.
  • Summaries of prior face-to-face or online chat appointments are available to you. To view any of them, log in to the scheduling system, click any past appointment and click the "View Existing Forms" link.
  • Before reserving an online chat appointment, install a current version of AIM for Windows or Messages for Mac and understand the program's basic functions. If you need assistance in learning more about these programs, email us at writingcenter@listserv.syr.edu or call the Writing Center during normal business hours.
  • To reserve an online chat appointment, choose the "instant message" schedule when logging in to WCOnline. When prompted, tell us what chat program you'll be using, your username, and of any video and audio features you have, as consultants will be equipped with webcams and microphones during your appointment.


Fall 2016


Molly Cavanaugh
Degree: B.A. in English from the University of Maine Farmington, first year M.A. at Syracuse. Research interests: Victorian studies, the Gothic, pop culture, film, queer studies, gender studies. Personal interests: Games, TV, snow.

J Colasacco

John Colasacco
Degrees: BS in Advertising and MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University.
Academic interests: Creative Writing, especially Poetry, Fiction, and hybrid forms, Translation, Italian, Visual Art and Rhetoric, Commercial Art and Rhetoric, Film, Publishing, Social Justice, the Avant-Garde.
Courses taught: WRT 104, 105, 114, 205, 195, 422; ETS 151, 107; TRM 500. Personal note: I look forward to helping you with your college writing assignment.

Andrea Constable

Andrea Constable
Degrees: B.S. Public Relations and Journalism (Utica College of Syracuse University); M.A. English (Syracuse University); C.A.S. Women’s and Gender Studies (Syracuse University). Academic interests: Composition and cultural rhetoric; equal access education; multilingual learning; globalization and international relations; race, gender, and women’s studies; Buddhism, mindfulness, and contemplative studies; agriculture and food politics. Courses taught: WRT 105, 109, 205. Current MAX 132 consultant. Former Honors Capstone editor.

Jessica Corey

Jessica Corey
Degrees: B.S. in English and psychology from Baldwin Wallace University, M.A. in Composition and Rhetorical Studies from John Carroll University, Ph.D. in Literacy, Rhetoric, and Social Practice from Kent State University.
My academic interests include interdisciplinary approaches to women's studies, life writing, pedagogy/writing program administration, and rhetorics of silence. I have taught lower- and upper-division courses in expository, business, argumentative, and public writing; multimodal composing; and research methods and methodologies.


Martha Dillingham
Degrees: B.A. in English from Potsdam State University; M.A. in English Literature from Potsdam State University and M.S. in Secondary Education from Potsdam State University. Academic Interests: visual and cultural rhetorics; consumption and sustainability; food politics; health and nutrition. Personal Intersts: movies, cooking, and yoga.
Courses Taught: WRT 104, 105, 109 and 205.

B Erwin

Ben Erwin
Degrees: B.A. in journalism from Eastern Illinois University; M.A. in English rhetoric and composition from Southern Illinois University at Carbonidale. Academic interests: Writing Center theory, praxis, and administration; Writing Program administration; first year composition; WAC. Courses taught: WRT105, WRT120/220, WRT 205, WRT307, WRT331, WRT430. Ben is currently the administrator in the S.U. Writing Center.


Lauren Esposito
Degrees: Ph.D. in English with an Advanced Writing certificate, M.A. in English, M.A.T. in English Education, B.S. in Business Management from Stony Brook University
I have taught lower- and upper-division courses in composition, business and professional writing, and rhetoric and persuasion.
My research interests include writing pedagogies, multimodal composing, and performance and composition.


Santee Frazier
Santee Frazier is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and is a graduate Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM. He received an MFA from SU and published first collection of poetry, Dark Thrity, in 2009. His poems have been published in Ontario Review, American Poet, Prairie Schooner, and other journals. He has received fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, School for Advanced Research and Native Arts & Cultures Foundation.
Courses Taught: WRT105, 205, 114
Interests: contemporary poetics, indigoenous issues, master narratives, identity politics, lyric essay


Noelle Hedgcock
Degrees: Dual B.A. in English and Textual Studies & Public Relations from Syracuse University. Current English MA student at Syracuse University.
Academic Interests: Nineteenth-century British literature and culture, specifically, Victorian popular culture, performance, and identity.


James Holt
Degrees: B.A., English and French, Sarah Lawrence College; M.A. candidate in English, Syracuse University.
Academic Interests: 20th century literature, print culture, materialist criticism, sociology of literature.
Personal note: Prior to entering Syracuse's M.A. program in English, I worked for several years in academic publishing. I look forward to helping you with your assignment.


Tamara Issak
Tamara is a PhD student in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric. She studied English and Secondary Education in college and completed a master's degree in English literature at Rutgers University. In the past, she taught at Rutgers University, Concordia University-Chicago, Triton Community College, and DePaul University. At Syracuse, she teaches WRT 105 and WRT 205.

Henry Jankiewicz

Henry Jankiewicz
Degrees: BA in English from LaSalle College/(University), Philadelphia, PA
MA in American Literature from Syracuse University. Two years of doctoral credits in Rhetoric and Composition at SU.
Courses taught: WRT 105, 109, 205, 209, 303, 307, 422, PSY 422.
Specialties: Writing about science, photography/art, drugs and culture, grant writing, and scholarship wwriting. Additional interests include rhetorical analysis and theory.
Other: Published science author, poet, songwriter; editor (professional academic articles); musician.

Avi Luce Avi Luce
Avi Luce is a Ph.D student in the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Program and a professional writing instructor. He has taught a range of courses in the Writing Program, including WRT 105, 205, and 109. His research interests include literacy studies, queer theory, rhetorics of social movements, public writing, critical pedagogy, and service learning.

Devon Moore
Degrees: BA in English and American Literature, with a concentration in Creative Writing from New York University; M.S. in Secondary English Education from CUNY Lehman College; MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Syracuse University.
Interests: Literature, Creative Writing, Academic Writing, Critical Theory, Popular Culture and Rhetoric.
Courses taught: WRT 105, 205, and in my former life, many high school English courses.
Personal note: I look forward to helping you with your writing assignments, at any stage of the process.


Jana Rosinski
Degrees: BA in English, Sociology, and Secondary Education from Michigan State University. MA in Written Communication from Eastern Michigan University. Currently a PhD student in the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Program.
Academic interests: video games, digital writing/rhetoric, visual rhetoric, information design, web and multimedia writing, technology studies, and the study of humans +/- machines +/- environments
Courses taught: research and multimedia writing in 104,105, 205; and professional writing and information design in 307.


Chad Seader
Chad Seader is a doctoral candidate in the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric program. He has taught a variety of writing courses, including WRT105, WRT205, and WRT307.


Tyler Smart
Degrees: B.S. Anthropology and M.S. Human Resources/Labor Relations at Michigan State University, M.A. English at Syracuse in Progress.
Academic Interests: spatial production of subjectivities, queer theory and the history of sexuality, phenomenology, eco-criticism, and post-humanism.

J Starkweather

John Starkweather
Degrees: A.A. from Jefferson Community College; B.A. in English from SUNY at Geneseo; M.A. in English from Syracuse University.
Academic interests: Critical thinking, the writing process, history, mythology, English and European literature, art, and architecture.
Courses taught: WRT 104, 105, and 205.
Personal note: Hockey, French culture, music, art, and gastronomy are among John's many interests.

Jeremiah Thompson

Jeremiah Thompson
Degrees: BA in English with a minor in Medieval Studies from SUNY Geneseo, MA in American Studies from Purdue University. Ph.D. work in Rhetoric at SU.
Academic interests: Social justice, rhetoric of humor, education, philosophy, sociology, history, and gender/problematic masculinity.
Courses taught: WRT 104, 105, 120, 205, 307, 308; CAS 100; EDU 310.
A few of my favorite things: Pretzels, coffee, and Godzilla.

Molly Voorheis

Molly Voorheis
Degrees: B.S. in Film and English from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; M.A. in American Lit from SU.
Academic interests: writing and community activism; workplace writing.
Courses taught: WRT 105, 109, 205, 301, 307, 308.
Personal note: Molly is currently editing a book about Wisconsin high school basketball star Mickey Crowe.

Stacey Wright

Stacey Wright
Degrees: BA English & BS-English-Secondary Education at Buffalo State College; MEd-English-Secondary Education at University at Buffalo Academic interests: Literature, writing, and educational theory and practice
Courses taught: WRT 105, 120, 205, 220
Personal note: Stacey enjoys learning about history, science, religion, and actively studying spiritual metaphysics.

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