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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: APA, MLA, research papers, brainstorming, thought organization, political conversations
Favorite Quote: "Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity." -Aristotle


Elizabeth Brownlow
Lead Graduate Assistant, English major
BA in English

Writing Focus/Interests: MLA and APA, research projects, creative writing assignments
Favorite Quote: "Tell the truth, be fair, keep your promises, respect the individual, and encourage intellectual curiosity." -Harley Davidson Code of Conduct


Abbie Carrier
History major, Government minor

Writing Focus/Interests: APA, MLA, and Chicago citation, research papers, brainstorming, and thought organization.
Favorite Quote: “Don't ask for guarantees. And don't look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or library. Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were heading for shore.” -Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

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

Catherine Hightower
English major, Philosophy minor

Writing Focus/Interests: Brainstorming, mechainics, MLA, word and phrase usage/connotations, research papers, short stories, Anglo-Saxon/Medieval literature
Favorite Quote: "No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness." -Aristotle


Kiran Kanwar
Graduate Assistant, Biomechanics major
MS in Nutrition and Sports Science, BS in Physics and Math

Writing Focus/Interests: With over twenty-five years of golf journalism experience, Kiran works well with short stories, humor, and features. She also helps fine-tune and improve technical and scientific papers.
Favorite Quote: "I am woman!" and "I did it my way."


Conor Mullin
History major

Writing Focus/Interests: MLA, APA, Chicago style, research essays, databases, punctuation, grammar
Favorite Quote: "The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure." -LBJ


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


Guadalupe Orozco
Government major

Writing Expertise/Interests: Writes and speaks Spanish. MLA, APA, organization, mechanics
Favorite Quote:  "Volverán las oscuras golondrinas de tu balcón sus nidos a colgar, y otra vez con el ala a tus cristales, jugando, llamarán.Pero aquéllas que el vuelo refrenaban tu hermosura y mi dicha a contemplar, aquéllas que aprendieron nuestros nombres...ésas .... ¡no volverán !" -Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer

The dark swallows will return to build their nests on your balcony, and once more in their play they will knock on the balcony windows with their wings; but those ones who refrained their flight to see your beauty and my happiness, those ones who learnt our names... those... will not return! -Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer


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


Erin Roark Murphy
Social Work major

Writing Focus/Interests: APA, article summation, brainstorming, mechanics
Favorite Quote: “For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.” -Neil deGrasse Tyson


Lucy Russell
Psychology, Pre-Occupational Therapy major

Writing Focus/Interests: APA, MLA, outlining, prewriting/organization, brainstorming, 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"


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 - 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, being an amazing graduate student.
Favorite Quote: "While there is breath in your lungs, there is hope. Therein lies the possibility to turn the world upside down."

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