Stetson University

Writing Center Staff

The Writing Center is staffed by friendly, trained, peer tutors who come from majors and programs across campus. As students and writers ourselves, we know that writing can be difficult, and we know how valuable a second pair of eyes can be to the writing process. We hope to help each student who visits us become a better, more confident writer, one paper at a time.

Spring 2014 Staff

Tutors

Rachel (photo coming soon!), Spring 2014 Lead Tutor, is a senior majoring in Art. She is a huge fan of cetaceans and marine mammals in general.

 

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Kristen is a senior double major in Sociology and Psychology, and the Vice-President of STAND. She loves reading, playing the ukulele, and her dog. 

 

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Annie, a senior double major in English and History, has been working in the Writing Center since Fall of 2012. Her only goal is to make students better writers through the use of often nonsensical analogies and examples. She also likes using red pens, but that may or may not be related to the whole editing thing. 

 

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Aiden is a senior English major with minors in Business, Education, Gender Studies, and Humanities.

 

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Elizabeth is a junior with a Chemistry major and a Music minor, so staying busy is her way of life. She is a home-grown Florida girl and loves going to the beach and Disney. Her interests include hanging out with her boys, line dancing, listening to country music, drinking sweet tea, and taking naps. Her favorite word is defenestrate.

 

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Taylor is working on her MA in English. She graduated from Stetson in three years and is looking for her future as she reads and writes her way through grad school. She loves her dog Poseidon very much!

 

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Victoria is a sophomore and an English major from New York who is passionate about writing and helping others.

 

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Jaime is a sophomore double major in Spanish and Chemistry. She enjoys playing soccer, kiteboarding, and anything else beach-related. This is her second semester in the Writing Center; she enjoys writing and helping other students grow as writers.

 

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Hannah is a sophomore double major in Molecular Biology and Integrative Health Science, and she was born and raised in Michigan.

 

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Victoria is a sophomore, double majoring in Political Science and Religious Studies and minoring in Journalism. She loves nothing more than well-constructed sentences and puns.

Cameron (photo coming soon!) is a sophomore majoring in History and minoring in Sociology and Economics. He has a love affair with the semicolon, his favorite word is trouble, and he knows Sherlock Holmes: Games of Shadows line by line.

Tutors-in-training

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Jordan is a first-year English major who enjoys long walks to the library and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. She loves to read, and she has an unhealthy obsession with accents.

 

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Cassidy is a sophomore who was born in Florida but spent her childhood in the mountains of North Carolina. Somehow she found her way back to DeLand and has been here ever since! She is obsessed with Pulis, Octopi, and her dream pet is a Manatee. Her least favorite punctuation mark is a question mark because she inadvertantly uses one in almost every spoken sentence.

 

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Vanna is a first-year Biochemistry major and German minor. She enjoys writing, palm trees, and the color green. She also likes reading the Harry Potter series and playing the clarinet. Being from the Boston area, she finds Florida's warmth to be wicked awesome!

Michael (photo coming soon) is a first-year Communications major with minors in Spanish and Business Administration. He is originally from Decorah, Iowa. He loves playing and watching sports, but above all loves Disney World.

Elizabeth ("Lizzie") (photo coming soon) is a first year English major who plays the trumpet in the pep band. One of her favorite things to do at school is check out records at the library and listen to them in her dorm with her roommate. Whenever she's not reading or listening to music, she likes to play the piano and the guitar.

Aaliyah (photo coming soon) is a first-year Psychology major. She enjoys spending way too much time on Tumblr, listening to records, and going to concerts.

Director

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Maggie Herb, who was once told by an English teacher that she had a "fundamental problem with semicolons," is the director of the Stetson University Writing Center and a lecturer in the English department. She is a recent transplant from western Pennsylvania and therefore finds central Florida equal parts beautiful and weird. Maggie is currently completing her Ph.D. in Composition and TESOL at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, her dissertation focusing on the narratives of writing center tutors and the writers with whom they work. She is a contributor to Before and After the Tutorial: Writing Centers and Institutional Relationships (Hampton Press, 2011). She feels incredibly honored that her job involves working with peer tutors and reading the words of emergent writers.

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