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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

Dennis Barbee
English major, Women's Studies minor

Writing Focus/Interests: Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, Political Influence and Activity, Civil Disobedience, Thought Formation, Brainstorming, Free Association, APA formatting, MLA formatting, Investigation and Research.
Favorite Quote: "Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity." -Aristotle


Elizabeth Brownlow, MA
SI Instructor

Writing Focus/Interests:
Freshman Composition and the writing process, rhetoric in pop culture, short stories, and poetry
Favorite Quote: "We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are." -Anais Nin


Renae Bruce, MA
Graduate Assistant, Rhetoric major

Writing Focus/Interests: MLA, integrating quotes, research papers, mechanics, thesis statements, women and literature, women and rhetoric, folklore, Asian-American literature, African American literature, postcolonial literature, food culture and rhetoric
Favorite Quote: "Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth." -Rumi

Marie Carrier
Lead Graduate Assistant, English major

Writing Focus/Interests: MLA, Chicago, APA, Brainstorming, Research, Literature, pop culture, short stories
Favorite Quote: The things you are passionate about are not random. They are your calling. -Fabienne Frederickson

Christopher Coan
Graduate Assistant, English major

Writing Focus/Interests: APA, MLA, Essays, Thesis Statements, Outlining, Drafting, Modern Poetry, Free Verse, Prose, Transcendentalist Poetry
Favorite Quote: "Again we wander, we love, we separate" -Walt Whitman

Shauna Crawford
Social Work major, Sociology minor

Writing Focus/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

Judy Donaldson
Graduate Assistant, Rhetoric major, American Lit after 1865 minior

Writing Focus/Interests: MLA, resumes, poetry, short stories
Favorite Quote: "Every exit is an entrance somewhere else." -Tom Stoppard 

Catherine Hightower
English major, Philosophy minor

Writing Focus/Interests: MLA, research papers, poetry, short stories, fictional works based on real events
Favorite Quote: "Thou canst not touch the freedom of my mind." - John Milton


Haley Mowdy
Graduate Assistant, English major

Writing Focus/Interests: MLA, AP, Chicago, applications, CVs, resumes, cover letters and admissions essays, creative writing, literature-related essays, magazine and newspaper articles, creative fiction
Favorite Quote: "Though she be but little, she is fierce!" -William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream


Tessa O'Connor
Social Work major

Writing Focus/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


Normandy Rindahl
Child Development, Pre-OT major

Writing Focus/Interests: APA, brainstorming, research papers; blogging about fashion, food, and feminism
Favorite Quote: "I love peope who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person." -Audrey Hepburn


Lucy Russell
Psychology, Pre-Occupational Therapy major

Writing Focus/Interests: APA style, outlining, prewriting, organization, 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"


Madeline Vanzant
English major, Education minor

Writing Focus/Interests: APA, MLA, outlining, organization, thesis development, using direct quotes, source integration
Favorite Quote: “With so many forces in this world acting to drive wedges between people, it’s important to preserve those things that help us experience our common humanity.” – Ted Turner


Teresa Williams
History major, English minor 

Writing Focus/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, M.Ed. - Write Site & First-Year Composition Sr. Secretary

Office and Contact Info: M-F, 8am-5pm, CFO 131 | 940.898.2341
Focus/Interests: Answering questions about the Write Site and First-Year Composition program, giving Write Site tours and introductions, scheduling appointments.

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