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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 iChat for Mac and understand the programis 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.


Spring 2014

Geghard Arakelian

Jonathan Aprea

Jordan Canzonetta

Jordan Canzonetta
Jordan Canzonetta is a PhD student in the CCR Program.  During my tenure as a writing tutor, I have had the privilege of working with a diverse array of students. I've had training to work with special needs students, ESL students, grad-level students, and introductory level students. I have also taught various freshman comp. courses and will be teaching 105 this fall. I am comfortable working with any student who needs extra guidance in composition courses, and I hope to tailor my pedagogy to each student's personal needs.

J Colasacco

John Colasacco

Degrees: BS in Advertising and MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University. Academic interests: Literature, Translation, Italian, Visual Art and Rhetoric, Commercial Art and Rhetoric, History, Popular/Counterculture, Social Justice, the Avant-Garde.
Courses taught: WRT 105, 114, 205, 195, 422; ETS 151, 107; TRM 500.
Personal note: I look forward to helping you with your college writing assignment.

Jacob Collins-Wilson

Jacob Collins-Wilson

Herve Comeau

Herve Comeau

Andrea Constable

Jacqueline DeRobertis
Degrees: BA in English from Louisiana State University; BA in Philosophy from Louisiana State University.
Academic interests: Modern American literature, gender studies, Marxist theory.
Courses taught: WRT 105, WRT 205.
First Year M.A. student in the Literature program.

B Erwin

Ben Erwin
Degrees: B.A. in journalism from Eastern Illinois University and M.A. in English rhetoric and composition from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Academic interests: composition theory and Writing Center pedagogy, language acquisition, multilingual writers, and Writing Center Administration.
Courses taught: WRT 105, 120/220, 205, 307, 331, 430


Ellen Fallon:
Degrees: I received both my M.A. in English and M.S. in English Education from Syracuse University.
Courses taught: In addition to regularly teaching WRT 105 and WRT 205, I've also taught WRT 104 and WRT 307. My latest topic of inquiry has been visual culture.

Romeo Garcia

Romeo Garcia

Crystal Hendricks Crystal Hendricks
Brett Keegan

Brett Keegan

kennedy Krista Kennedy
Ryan McClur

Ryan McClure
Degrees: BA in English from the University of Vermont. MA in English from Syracuse University.
Academic interests: American and British novels, sociology, political science, and critical theory.
Courses taught: WRT 104, 105 and 205.
Personal note: In his spare time, Ryan dabbles in creative writing in a variety of genres.

Anna Mebel

Anna Mebel

William Marple

William Marple

Moore Devon Moore
David Peterka

David Peterka

Yanira Rodriguez

Yanira Rodriguez


Karrieann Soto
Degrees: BA in Secondary English Education with Multimedia Technology, University of Puerto Rico (Aguadilla Campus); MA in English Education, University of Puerto Rico (Mayagüez Campus); currently pursuing a PhD in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric here in Syracuse.
Academic interests: rhetorics about Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican indie rock scene(s), neocolonial rhetorics, transnational feminist perspectives, multimedia communications and their various uses, Caribbean pop cultures, Caribbean rhetorics, creative nonfiction, among others.
Courses taught: WRT 105, WRT 205, WRT 104

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.

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.

Melissa Whitworth

Melissa Whitworth


Liana Willis 
Degrees: BA in English (Literary & Cultural Studies), University of Oklahoma
Courses Taught: WRT105; WRT205
Academic Interests: I am currently an English Master's student here at SU, specializing in early modern literature and Marxist critical theory. Aside from this, however, I have a layman's interest in nearly everything underneath the sun (and am willing to read any papers underneath the sun, as a result, too!). I enjoy helping students with their writing and pride myself in the close individual attention I give to any student, whatever level they are at.  I will work with you to mature your writing style and enhance your ability to present complex ideas with precision, clarity, and verve!

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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