Staff

Dr. Jennifer Phillips-Denny
Coordinator of Tutoring

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 composition and literature courses in the English Department. I have a variety of teaching experience gained over the past 21 years, including teaching numerous college English courses at TWU, UNT, Grayson College, and Colorado State University. 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, popular culture, and writing center theory and practice.

In my free time you’ll find me hanging out with my husband and son, David and Devin, spoiling our rescue pets, and playing both video and table top games.

I love managing the Write Site, working with our awesome writing consultants, and TWU students!

Charles Dyer
Senior Secretary

Hello! I’m an Arkansas transplant with a degree in English - Creative Writing and an emphasis in Politics that I earned from Hendrix College in 2019. I'm a political junkie, and I’m passionate about journalism. For the past several years, a lot of my time and energy has gone toward political communications. Here in Texas, I spend most of my time helping out the Write Site and the English, Speech, and Foreign Languages department wherever I can. On the weekends, I freelance for local newspapers, and the rest of my time I spend looking after two gerbils, Ellen and Tater, and a rescued cat named Bids. In the time in between I relax with my partner and try to squeeze in a political drama or two on Netflix.

I truly am a believer that good writing can do anything in the world. I suppose it’s fitting I’ve found myself here in the Write Site.

Carli Varble
Student Assistant

Hi! My name is Carli, and I am the Write Site’s Student Assistant. I am currently working on my B.A. in English with a minor in education because I want to be a teacher. I have been with the Write Site since Spring 2019, and I do a lot of behind the scenes work to help the Write Site run as smoothly as possible. If you have a question, I most likely have an answer to it. I love working at the Write Site and I am excited to continue helping loads of students have a wonderful experience with us!

Writing Consultants

Chanel
Graduate Assistant, MA English

Writing focus/interests: MLA, APA, Exegesis, Eisegesis, Poetry, Critical Analysis, Research Papers, Analytical Essays, Creative Writing, Art History, Theater, Movies, African American Literature & Studies, and Psychology Science.
Favorite quote: "JUST DO IT." — Nike

Daehyun
Graduate Assistant, PhD English

Writing focus/interests: Storytelling, Digital rhetoric, Multicultural literature, Poetry analysis, Thesis Statements, Research papers, Creative writing, ESL studies
Favorite quote: “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Ethan
General Studies (English and Sociology)

Writing focus/interests: Creative writing, playwriting, memoir writing, and graphic novels
Favorite quote: "Every writer I know has trouble writing." — Joseph Heller

Jourdan
Graduate Assistant, MA Counseling Psychology

Writing focus/interests: psychology & social justice papers, research papers, analysis essays, outlining, synthesizing
Favorite quote: “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am, then I can change. The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.” — Carl Rogers

Lia
Graduate Assistant, MA English

Writing focus/interests: poetry, literary analysis, MLA and APA formatting and citations, thesis statements, and organization, personal statements, MLA and APA formatting and citations, and thinkpieces / poetry, video games, and trauma & cultural narratives
Favorite quote: “Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” — Dylan THomas

Lillian
English

Writing focus/interests: MLA formatting and citations, Native American literature, Multicultural literature, Storytelling, Theatre, Psychology, and Research papers.
Favorite quote: "Writing to me, is simply thinking through my fingers." — Isaac Asimov

Mickie
English (Writing and Rhetoric)

Writing focus/interests: MLA and APA formatting and citations, literary analysis, overall organization, brainstorming/outlining, and rhetoric.
Favorite quote: "The car goes where the eyes go." — Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

Sam
English

Writing focus/interests: research papers, brainstorming, literary analysis, and MLA format
Favorite quote: “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,/Old Time is still a-flying;/And this same flower that smiles today/Tomorrow will be dying.” — Robert Herrick

Sarah
Graduate Assistant, PhD English

Writing focus/interests: brainstorming, outlining, thesis statements, research papers, and analytical essays.
Favorite quote: “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Scarlett
English

Writing focus/interests: Long-form literature analysis, research papers, rhetorical development, metaphysical poetry, literary theory and criticism, 70s feminist publishing houses, lesbian fiction, and horror.
Favorite quote: “Whatever returns from oblivion returns to find a voice.” — Louise Glück, The Wild Iris

Taylor
Graduate Assistant, MA English

Writing focus/interests: multicultural women's and gender studies, feminism, MLA, rhetoric, brainstorming and outlining, research papers, film analysis
Favorite quote: “Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” ― William Faulkner

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