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Make an appointment to discuss your project in-person at the Writing Center for a 25- or 50-minute session. [more info]

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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 2017

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Bridget Bernstein
Degrees: BFA in Art History and English Textual Studies from Syracuse University. Second year MFA Candidate in Poetry
Courses Taught: WRT 105
Academic Interests: Poetry, Deep Image Poetry, Prose Poetry, Critical Writing, Early Modern Prose, The Surrealists, Italian Language, French Language, The Symbolists, Relational Trauma.


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Ian Brine
Degree: BA in English from Murray State University First year MA at Syracuse.
Research Interests: 19th Century American Lit, Romanticism, Pop culture, Film, Literary Criticism, Poetry, Psychology, and Feminism.


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


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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 145, 151, 107, and 303; TRM 500. Personal note: I look forward to helping you with your college writing assignment.

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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.

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Telsha Curry
Telsha L. Curry is a 3rd-year Ph.D. student in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric (CCR) at Syracuse University (SU). Having previously worked as a part-time writing instructor in the Department of English and part-time writing consultant in the Bierce Writing Commons at The University of Akron (UA), she began serving the Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition at SU as a teaching assistant in fall, 2016. Curry has taught both WRT 105 and 205 at SU and now serves as a writing consultant in The Writing Center. She holds an M.A. in English (concentration in Composition Studies), a B.A. in English (concentration in Literary Studies), a graduate certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), a certificate in Linguistic Studies, and a minor in Spanish from UA. Curry was a 2015-16 recipient of the Syracuse University African American Studies Fellowship, the Associate Editor of Studies in Writing and Rhetoric (2016-2017), under the editorial leadership of Steve Parks, and still works with the national writing series as the Liaison to the Board.

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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.

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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.

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Santee Frazier
Santee Frazier is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and graduated with a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts in 2006 under the guidance of Arthur Sze & Jon Davis. He went on to earn an MFA from Syracuse University, and his first collection of poems, Dark Thirty, was published by The University Arizona Press 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 and Cultures Foundation.

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C.C. Hendricks
C.C. is a doctoral student in the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric department at Syracuse University and holds MAs in English Education and Liberal Studies. She teaches undergraduate composition courses and has served as consultants in University writing centers and a Writing Across the Curriculum program. Her research interests include critical cultural studies in the composition classroom, feminist, countercultural and social-epistemic rhetoric, feminist recovery projects; the rhetoric of WAC, media literacy, and Writing Program Administration.

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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.

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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.

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Krista Kennedy
Degrees: B.A.s in English and Professional & Technical Writing, MA in Professional & Technical Writing (University of Arkansas at Little Rock), Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Scientific, & Technical Communication (University of Minnesota)
Courses taught: WRT 302, 307, 419/619, 426, 427/627, 437/637, along with doctoral seminars in rhetorics of technology, digital writing, and authorship studies.
Extensive experience with technical, professional, and scientific documents as well as digital writing. I also work with graduate students on thesis or dissertation projects.

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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.

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Mark Muster
Degrees: B.A. English and American Literature from New York University, M.A. English at Syracuse in progress.
Academic Interests: 20th Century American Literature, Queer Theory


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Dan Peck
Dan earned his B.A. in English from Carleton College, and is a candidate for the MFA in Fiction at Syracuse University. Before coming to Syracuse he worked as a technical writer.

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Faith Plvan
Degrees: B.A. in English (SU) and M.A. in English (SU).
Academic interests: composition and cultural rhetoric; women's studies; writing program administration, professional/technical writing; first year composition
Courses taught: WRT 105,WRT 205, WRT 104,WRT 307
Faith is currently an Assistant Director in the Writing Department.

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Vincent Portillo
Vincent is a PhD student in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric. He has a B.A. in English, and a M.A. in English, Language, and Literacy from California State University Chico. His academic interests include citizenship, technology and labor, industrial education, nationalism and the English language, and history of education.
He was taught WRT 105 and WRT 205.


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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.

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Benesemon Simmons
Degrees: B.A. in English from Florida A&M University; M.S. in Organizational Learning and Leadership from Barry University; M.A. in Writing from Nova Southeastern University.
Currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric program at Syracuse University.
Academic interests: literacy studies; creative nonfiction; women, gender, and race studies. Courses taught: WRT 105, WRT 205


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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.

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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.

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Annie Trizna
Annie has a BFA in Theater from NYU and is working on her MFA in Creative Writing at Syracuse. She's teaching WRT 105 this fall.

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Vanessa Watts
Degrees: BA in Literature and Psychology from Alderson-Broaddus College, Philippi, WV. MA in Psychology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. MA in English from Syracuse University. MSW degree in 2014 (at SU). 

Academic interests: postmodern theory; film studies; media/pop culture influence on public perception; psychology/social work
Courses taught: WRT 105, WRT 195, WRT 205, WRT 209, WRT 307. 

Personal note: In her spare time, Vanessa hikes another ADK high peak, binges on audio books, and drinks Italian reds.

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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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Allyson Young
Allyson Young is a second year MFA poetry student. She received a BA in English Literature with a concentration in poetry writing and a minor in studio art from Kenyon College in 2014.

 
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