College of Arts and Sciences

 

Macomb Writing Center Consultants

Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

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Administration

Chris Morrow

Chris Morrow, Director University Writing Center

Professor

EMAIL: cl-morrow@wiu.edu

OFFICE: : Simpkins Hall 022 & Malpass Writing Center (3rd Floor)

OFFICE HOURS: Tue/Thur: 2-3pm (Writing Center); Wed: 1-3pm (Simpkins 22)

PHONE: 309-298-1633 (Simpkins 22) or 309-298-2815 (Writing Center)

FACULTY PAGE


Consultants (A-I)

AimeeAimee, Graduate in Experimental Psychology

Specializations:

Discipline:  Experimental Psychology

Genre: Research Papers,  Essays, Creative Writing

Documentation Style: APA

I am a second year General Experimental Psychology graduate student. My research interests revolve around Psycholinguistics. I love to read fiction especially crime and spy novels as well as fantasy and occasionally science fiction. I also love to write & I’ve been writing fiction since I was six.  I am also fascinated with magic, photography, dance, filmography & cinematography. I enjoy watching behind the scenes & bloopers when I’m watching Netflix.

Writing is an extremely important skill to have in all professions and learning it is a lifelong endeavor. It helps us communicate clearly and concisely. People are more likely to listen to you if you can write well. So I think it’s important to try and help everyone become better writers.

 

AlexAlex, Graduate in English

Specializations:

Discipline: English, Political Science

Genre: Literary Analysis; Creative Writing; Academic Essays

Documentation Style: MLA, APA

I earned my Associate’s in Arts from Carl Sandburg College in 2015, and then my Bachelor’s in Arts from Knox College in 2017. I am currently a TA / Graduate Student in the English Department. Having been an Adjunct English Instructor and Tudor at Carl Sandburg College, I have a multi-faceted approach to success in the classroom and look forward to helping students reach their writing goals.

Reading and writing are my favorite past times, and I enjoy helping others develop these skills as well. I hope to not only help students become better writers but to find a new found appreciation for writing.

 

AllisonAllison, Undergrad in History - Pre-Law

Specializations:

Discipline: History; Pre-Law; Political Science; Philosophy

Genre: Research Papers; Career Writing

Documentation Style: APA, Chicago/Turabian

I am a Senior undergraduate in History-Pre Law. I am originally from Houston, TX, but WIU has been a huge part of my family for generations! I love coffee, reading, and politics, and I spend a lot of my time snuggled up in a soft blanket at home with a good novel. My favorite color is yellow, and I am definitely a "cat person"!

I have always enjoyed tutoring and teaching, so working with my peers in a wonderful environment like the UWC is a dream-come-true and makes consulting fun, scholarly, and productive all at once!

 

AmmarAmmar, Graduate in Environmental Studies

Specializations:

Discipline: Biology, Environmental Science

Genre: Lab Reports; Academic Essays; Career Writing; Proposals

Documentation Style: APA

Hi! I am from Baghdad City, Iraq. I am currently a graduate student in the Environmental Institute here at WIU. I graduated with a Masters in biology from WIU. I have taught genetics lab for two years at WIU. I love soccer, learning cultures and swimming. I also like making Arabic and American food.

What I like most about working in the Writing Center is helping students produce writing that is credible, professional, passionate & worthy of respect from the academic world & people.

 

BonitaBonita, Graduate in English, Broadcasting

Specializations

Discipline: English and Broadcasting

Genre: Academic Essays; Professional Writing; Creative Writing

Documentation Style:  MLA

I was born and raised in Nigeria where I had had my first degree in Broadcasting. I came to the U.S to get a Master’s degree in English. I’m interested in building a career as a Content Creator and Reality TV producer. In my spare time, I function as an image consultant. In the future I’d love to own my fashion outlet. I enjoy reading, writing and watching TV. I want to be able to use my talent and skills to serve humanity.

I believe I’m a fantastic teacher and helping students with their writing is one way I can impact others. More so, it will help me improve on my writing as well, so it’s a win-win situation.

 

ChelseaChelsea, Graduate in Experimental Psychology

Specializations

Discipline: Experimental Psychology

Genre: Research Papers; Lab Reports; Career Writing; Posters/Presentations

Documentation Style: APA

I am a second-year experimental psychology graduate student studying the decision-making process in legal settings. I enjoy the process of conducting my own research. I love to read and am a Harry Potter fanatic. I have three cats and a 7 year old who keeps me busy. I am excited to work with students in the Writing Center this year.

I enjoy working with students and seeing the progression of learning.

 

Christivel ZuluChristivel, Graduate in English 

Specializations:

Discipline: English

Genre: Creative Writing, Research Papers, Academic Writing

Documentation Style: MLA, APA

I’m a second year graduate student in English. I graduated from Africa University with a Bachelor’s in English and Environmental Studies. I love literature and writing is one of my weaknesses; it is a part of me. I have a passion for post-colonial feminism & I spend most of my time researching about it. Writing is a process. Please come through & let’s talk about your paper.

I like meeting students from all walks of life and, in a way, through the consultations I gain more experience and exposure.

 

Dakota CarlsonDakota, Graduate in English 

Specializations:

Discipline: English, Film

Genre: Film Theory; Critical Analysis; Journalism; Professional Writing; Creative Writing

Documentation Style: MLA, APA

This will be my fourth year as a university Writing Center consultant. I am a second year Graduate Teaching Assistant in the English department where I teach a section of English 180. I am a film, music, and sports enthusiast. I am fond of cats, dogs, and Jeff Goldblum. “Life’s a garden…dig it!” –Joe Dirt

What I like about working in the University Writing Center is being able to guide students through the process of building their skills as a writer and becoming writers across different disciplines. I look forward to meeting you all. Cheers!

 

DesireeDesiree, Undergrad in English

Specializations

Discipline: English

Genre: Academic Essays; Literary Analysis; Research Papers

Documentation Style: MLA

Hi! I am a senior working on a degree in English literature. I transferred from Elgin Community College last year with an associate’s degree in Arts, focused on English. I enjoy video games and going to the movies. I have two cats and a dog.

I look forward to having a chance to help writers grow, and through that grow as well.

 

Francesca HammFrancesca, Graduate in English

Specializations

Discipline: English, Political Science

Genre: Research Papers, Academic Essays, Literary Analysis

Documentation Style: MLA, APSA

I am from Macomb, IL. I received my bachelor’s degree in Political Science and English from Western IL University. I love traveling and was able to study abroad in Mannheim, Germany for a semester and complete a month’s long internship in Quito, Ecuador. I speak Spanish and German. I have a rabbit named Ralphy. I spend most of my free time reading in coffee shops.

I love helping others meet their educational goals and improve their writing. I also just love working with people in general.

 

Hali PaceHali, Graduate in English

Specializations:

Discipline: English, Creative Writing

Genre: Creative Writing, Literary Analysis

Documentation Style: MLA, APA

I have a Bachelor’s degree in English from WIU with a minor in Creative Writing. I am a Graduate student in the English department and I also teach English 180. I have a few published poems and published short story.

What I like about working in the writing center is instilling students with transferrable skills they can use across multiple disciplines.

 

GoinsIshimine, Graduate in English

Specializations

Discipline: English

Genre: Creative Writing, Literary Criticism, Career Writing, Research Papers

Documentation Style: MLA, APA

I’m a second year graduate student in English.  In addition to being a Writing Center consultant, I teach ENG 180.  I served in the U.S. Army for 12 years and I am originally from California.

I like working in the Writing Center with students because it is a nice, friendly, environment that allows students to be open with his or her consultant about anything in the writing process.

Consultants (I-Z)

KatieKatie, Undergraduate in English Ed.

Specializations

Discipline: English Education

Genre:  Creative Writing, Lesson Plans

Documentation Style: MLA

Hi! This is my second year working in the Writing Center.  I’m a junior majoring in English Education and I have a passion for helping others.  I love to read and write as well as create art in my free time.  I also love to go fishing in the summers as well.  Additionally, I love my family and my goldendoodle, Kramer.

I love working in the Writing Center because I get to meet new people every day and I have to opportunity to watch students grow to be exceptional writers.

 

KayleeKaylee, Undergrad in English

Specializations

Discipline: English

Genre: Academic Essays; Literary Analysis; Research Papers; Creative Writing

Documentation Style: MLA

Hello!  I’m a third year student studying English.  I love reading and writing, of course. At home, I have a crazy zoo of two cats, a dog, three fish, one snail, and five chickens.  Outside of class and the Writing Center, I am the discussion facilitator for Feminist Action Alliance and I dance with the Banat Belly Dance group.

I’m excited to see what everybody is working on and to see how everyone’s writing improves over the course of this year!

 

KyleKyle, Graduate in Experimental Psychology

Specializations

Discipline: Experimental Psychology; Neuroscience

Genre: Reflection Writing; Lab Reports; Career Writing

Documentation Style: APA

I am a first-year graduate student persuing a Master’s in experimental psychology.  I received my B.S. in psychology at York College of Pennsylvania in May of 2018.  Before I began my track in higher education, I spent 4 years in the United States Marine Corps.

I am most interested in working and learning alongside the students who come into the writing center.

 

LilianLilian, Graduate in Health Sciences

Specializations

Discipline: Health Sciences

Genre: Research Papers; Career Writing; Drama

Documentation Style: APA

I’m a graduate student from Nigeria.  I had my first degree at the prestigious Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, in Microbiology.  I have a passion for writing and I keep a lot of diaries. I have over 5 years of peer tutoring experience.

I enjoy the look on the faces of my students with the sudden realization that they do not actually know what they thought they knew, after the most mind-blowing writing sessions.

 

Rhobie Underwood Rhobie, Graduate in English

Specializations

Discipline: English

Genre: Academic Writing, Creative Writing

Documentation Style: MLA

Mabuhay! I’m currently a graduate student in English here at WIU. I also teach English 180. I graduated with a BA in English from West Visayas State University, Philippines. I have worked in different companies in the Philippines, specifically T-Mobile USA and Teleflora Sears Company. I’ve taught performance arts and elementary science and math in Ramkamhaeng Institute of Languages in Thailand for three years. I have also worked as an English tutor for Korean, Taiwanese and Chinese students. I love cooking Filipino, Japanese, Thai and American foods. I also enjoy DIY parties, reading books and singing.

What I like most about working in the writing center is helping students produce writing that is credible, professional, passionate, and worthy of respect from the academic world and people from all walks of life.

 

Ryan WoodsRyan, Undergraduate in Ag Science

Specializations

Discipline: Agriculture Science, Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Genre: Creative Writing, Research, Informative Writing, Career Writing

Documentation Style: MLA

I’m studying agriculture science / pre-vet medicine with a minor in Chemistry. I’m the president of the WIU Humane Society Service Association and I’m involved in a couple other campus organizations. I love animals, reading, and watching movies. I enjoy writing creatively as well as conducting research across a wide variety of topics.

I love writing and think the ability to write well is an important skill to have as it allows people to express themselves and learn.

 

Savannah DupontSavannah, Graduate in English

Specializations

Discipline: English

Genre: Creative Writing, Essays

Documentation Style: MLA

Hi! I was born in California and grew up in Florida. I was an avid cosplayer in High School and still love the culture, but don’t dress up anymore. I got my bachelors in creative writing at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, MS. I was in two social clubs which are similar to sororities and was also the president of National Organization for women in my senior year. Some other interests of mine are video games anime, cats, dogs and writing stories.

I love the idea of not only improving the piece the students are currently working on, but their writing in general.

 

ShaheraShahera, Graduate in Mental Health

Specializations

Discipline: Psychology; Biology; Chemistry

Genre: Research Papers; Creative Writing; Professional Writing; Lab Reports; Career Writing

Documentation Style: APA

Hi y’all! I am currently a second year in the Clinical Community Mental Health Program. In my free time I like reading. I just began to learn the ukulele so you’ll find me playing some really off key tunes.

I look forward to working with students from different walks of life and from different backgrounds.

 

Shelby DavinShelby, Undergraduate in English

Specializations :

Discipline: English, Political Science

Genre: Academic Essays, Literary Analysis, Creative Writing

Documentation Style: MLA

I’m a third-year undergrad studying English and Political Science. I spend a lot of my time outside of work and school reading and writing poetry. If I’m not inside writing my days away, I can be found outdoors on nature walks. I look forward to working with everyone!

Working with students and their writing interests me for a variety of reasons. However, above all, I love the lessons they teach me. It’s truly not only a learning experience for the student, but for me as well. I pick up on different topics and viewpoints as well as unique writing processes that have helped better my writing abilities.

 

Tralynn PullenTralynn, Graduate in English

Specializations :

Discipline: English, Writing Studies

Genre: Literary Criticism, Creative Writing

Documentation Style: MLA

I’m a second-year graduate student and teacher’s assistant for the English department here at WIU.  I enjoy playing spades and watching movies of any genre.  What’s my favorite animal you ask?  Definitely a giraffe.  What I like about the writing center is making students excited about their work.  I look forward to helping you with your paper!

I like getting students excited about their work.

 

VaneiceVaneice, Graduate in English

Specializations:

Discipline: English

Genre: Research Papers; Literary Analysis; Academic Essays

Documentation Style: MLA

I am a 24 year old from Chicago, IL. I received my Bachelor’s degree of Arts from Lane College in Jackson, TN. In undergrad, I participated in NAACP, The Belles (community service org) and HBCU Wellness program. I enjoy spending time with family, animals, and traveling. My favorite book is Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.

I enjoy helping others use their writing to help describe situations in the life. There is a quote by T.S. Eliot that says “The purpose of literature is to turn blood into ink”; I take that quote as saying take your hurt and pain and turn it into a descriptive moment relatable to others.

 

WhitneyWhitney, Graduate in English

Specializations

Discipline: English, Creative Writing

Genre: Literary Analysis; Career Writing; Creative Writing

Documentation Style: MLA

Hello!  I am a first year graduate student in English.  I also attended WIU as an undergraduate in English with a minor in creative writing. I enjoy reading and writing poetry in my free time, surrounded by my cats.  I look forward to meeting you.

What I like about working in the Writing Center is being able to guide students to become better writers across any discipline.