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

Interdisciplinary Studies major
Writing Focus/Interests: Brainstorming, Outlining, MLA formatting, Thesis Statements, Research Papers, Analysis Essays
Favorite Quote: “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” –Og Mandino

Graduate Assistant, MA English
Writing Focus/Interests: Rhetoric, digital rhetoric, queer theory, gender studies, critical theory, MLA format, flow, sentence combining and building.
Favorite Quote: “Do not ask who I am and do not ask me to remain the same. More than one person, doubtless like me, writes in order to have no face.”
–Michael Foucault, What is an Author?

Graduate Assistant, PhD Student English
Writing Focus/Interests: MLA, brainstorming and outlining, thesis statements, research papers, analytical essays, creative writing, poetry analysis, drama/theatre analysis
Favorite Quote: “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” – Dr. Seuss

Graduate Assistant, MA English
Writing Focus/Interests: Research Papers, MLA Formatting, Brainstorming, Thesis Development, Outlining and Organizing, World Literature, Rhetoric, Composition
Favorite Quote: “On Life's vast ocean diversely we sail, / Reason the card, but Passion is the gale.” –Alexander Pope

Graduate Assistant, PhD Student Kinesiology (Biomechanics)
Writing Focus/Interests: brainstorming, especially scientific dissertation and research papers; eliciting ideas from students so their writing is more cohesive; creative writing; [I've been a golf journalist for over 25 years].
Favorite Quote: “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” –George Bernard Shaw

Graduate Assistant, MA English
Writing Focus/Interests: Thesis statements, establishing an argument, research papers
Favorite Quote: “True confessions are written with tears only. But my tears would drown the world, as my inner fire would reduce it to ashes.” –Emil M. Cioran

Graduate Assistant, MOT
Writing Focus/Interests: APA, brainstorming, research papers; blogging about fashion, food, and feminism
Favorite Quote: “I love people 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

Graduate Assistant, MOT
Writing Focus/Interests: APA style, outlining, brainstorming, 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

English major
Writing Focus/Interests: MLA format, thesis statements, outlines, organizing thoughts, and analysis and research papers
Favorite Quote: “Talent is a piece of God's shadow. And under that shadow, human stories intersect.” –Mitch Albom

Graduate Assistant, MA English
Writing Focus/Interests: MLA, Outlining and Organizing, Research Papers, Creative Writing, Literature-related Papers, Drama/Theatre Analysis
Favorite Quote: “Go out, fight hard, screw up. Save the world a few times… Just keep taking the shots, okay?” –Clint Barton

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