Staff Biographies

Administration

Andrea Deacon - Co-Director

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Associate Professor of English

Director of First-Year Composition

wcdirectors@uwstout.edu


Kristin Risley - Co-Director

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Professor of English

wcdirectors@uwstout.edu

Brittany Jochman - Administrative Assistant

Tutors

The UW-Stout Writing Center employs trained undergraduate peer tutors from a variety of disciplines and majors.

You can view photos and biographies for all 13 tutors below by clicking on the tutor's name.

Renee Brown - Senior

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Major: PCEM: Applied Journalism

Minor: Art

Hobbies: Reading, Drawing, Video Games, and Yoga

Favorite Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Favorite Books: Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Lord of The Rings, The Hobbit, and Pride and Prejudice.

Tutoring Specialties: APA, Analysis, AP Style, Art History, Compare and Contrast, Creative, Essay Exams, Grammar, MLA, Research Papers, Resumes, Scholarship Applications and Thesis/Brainstorming.

When in Doubt I refer to: Purdue Owl, and APA Stylebook

 


Hannah Carlson - Senior

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Major: Retail Merchandising and Management:  Buying and Product Management and Fashion Marketing. 

Minor: Business Administration

Hobbies: Dance. Art, Tennis, Hockey games. and trying new things.  

Favorite Author: Any Dystopian

Favorite books: Fahrenheit 451. Matched, Divergent, Harry Potter, Tina Fey's BossyPants

Tutoring Specialties: Creative writing, brainstorming, essays

When in doubt I refer to: Peers, Purdue Owl and Professors

Maria Grzywa - Sophomore

 Maria Grzywa

Major:  Cross Media Graphics Management

Minor:  Spanish
Hobbies:  Reading, Art, Sketching, Baking, Outdoors, and Hanging out with Friends and Family.  

Favorite Authors:  J.K. Rowling

Favorite Books:  Harry Potter, Where the Wild Things Are, 1984, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.  

Tutoring Specialties:  Analysis, AP Style, Business/Technical Writing, Compare an Contrast, Creative, Grammar, MLA, Research Papers, Scholarship Applications, and Brainstorming.  

When in doubt I refer to:  Purdue Owl Online, Thesaurus, Dictionary, Professors, and Peers.  

Kelsy-Ann Hayes - Senior

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Major:  Cross Media Graphics

Minor: Business

Hobbies: Dirt Track Racing, Snowmobiling, and Scrapbooking

Favorite Author: Julia Alvarez, and Dave Pelzer

Favorite Books: In the Time of the Butterflies, and A Child Called It

Tutoring Specialties: APA, Analysis, Business/Technical Writing, Compare and Contrast, Creative, Essay Exams, MLA, Research Papers, and Thesis/Brainstorming.

When in Doubt I refer to: Hacker Handbook



 

Jace Johnson - Senior

Photo of Writing Center Tutor Jace Johnson 

Major: Professional Communication and Emerging Media:  Digital Humanities concentration.

Hobbies:Rock climbing, Longboarding, Traveling, Reading, and Hopscotch

Favorite Authors: Brent Weeks, Patrick Rothfuss, Hermann Hesse, and Jiddu Krishnamurti

Favorite Books: The Name of the Wind, Night Angel Trilogy, and Heart of a Dog

Tutoring Specialties: Analysis, Business/Technical Writing, Compare and Contrast, Cover Letters, Creative, Grammar, MLA, Research Papers, Resumes, Scholarship Applications, and Brainstorming

When in Doubt I refer to: Google


Alyson Kehn-Sophomore

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Major: PCEM: Applied Journalism

Minor: Psychology

Hobbies: Being Outdoors,Working Out,Reading, Watercolor Painting, Cooking, Hanging out with Friends

Favorite Author: Sylvia Plath, David Foster Wallace, and John Knowles

Favorite Books: Infinite Jest, and A Separate Peace

Tutoring Specialties: Analysis, Compare and Contrast, Creative, Essay Exams, Grammar, MLA, Research Papers, and Thesis/Brainstorming.

When in Doubt I refer to: Sparknotes, APA Stylebook, and Purdue Owl


Kori Klaustermeier - Senior

 Kori Klaustermeier

Major:  Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management

Minor: Business Administration and Economics

Hobbies: Reading, Driving, Baking Soufflés, and listening to my favorite song over and over.

Favorite Authors: Nora Roberts and Robyn Carr

Favorite Books: Romance Novels

Tutoring Specialties: Business/Technical Writing, Cover Letters, Online Tutoring, Research Papers, Resumes, and Scholarship Applications.

When in Doubt I refer to: Purdue Owl

 

Abby Knott - Junior

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Major:  Interior Design

Hobbies: Reading, Interior Design, shopping, outdoors.

Favorite Authors: J.K. Rowling, and George R.R. Martin

Favorite Books: Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Bloodmark, Wuthering Height's

Tutoring Specialties: Analysis, Art History, Chicago, Compare and Contrast, Essay Exams, Grammar, Lab Reports, MLA, Online Tutoring, Research Papers, Resumes, Scholarship Applications, and Thesis/Brainstorming.

When in Doubt I refer to: Rules for writers 

Michael Mataczynski - Senior

 Michael Mataczynski

Major:  Applied Science: History and Politics

Minor: Paralegal Studies

Hobbies: Music,Guitar, Drums, Piano, Movies, Hiking, Riding Bicycles

Favorite Author: Chuck Palahniuk

Favorite Books: The Giver, Rant, and The Hobbit

Tutoring Specialties: APA, Analysis, Compare and Contrast, Essay Exams, Grammar, Lab Reports, Research Papers, and Thesis/Brainstorming.

When in Doubt I refer to: Google



 

Grant Soe - Junior

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Major: Psychology

Minor: Human Development and Family Studies

Hobbies: Golf, Basketball, Exercising, Skydiving, and
spoiling my dog.

Favorite Authors: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bo Burnham, and J.K. Rowling

Favorite Books: Space Chronicles, Egghead: Or, You Can’t Survive on Ideas Alone, and Harry Potter

Tutoring Specialties: APA, Creative, Grammar, and Research Papers.

When in Doubt I refer to: Internet

 

Taylor Smith - Senior

 Tutor photo Taylor Smith Spring 2014 

Major:  Professional Communications and Emerging Media:  Applied Journalism: Marketing

Minor: Spanish

Hobbies: Fitness, Cooking, Crocheting, Hanging out with Friends.

Favorite Author: John Green, J.K. Rowling, and J.R.R. Tolkien

Favorite Books: Harry Potter, Lord of The Rings, and The Great Gatsby

Tutoring Specialties: Analysis, AP Style, Art History, Compare and Contrast, Creative, Resumes, and Thesis/Brainstorming.

When in Doubt I refer to: Purdue Owl, APA Stylebook, and Grammar Girl



Megan Verhagen - Sophomore

 Megan Verhagen 

Major:  Applied Social Sciences

Minor: Women and Gender Studies and Psychology

Hobbies: Reading, cooking, and spending time with friends.

Favorite Author: Jane Austen

Favorite Books: Pride and Prejudice, Angels and Demons, and Perks of Being a Wallflower

Tutoring Specialties: APA, Analysis, Compare and Contrast, MLA, Research Papers, and Thesis/Brainstorming.

When in Doubt I refer to: Purdue Owl or MLA/APA Handouts


Barbara Young - Junior

 photograph of tutor Barb Young 

Major:  Professional Communications and Emerging Media

Hobbies: Reading, Writing, Crafting, and Sewing

Favorite Author: Jane Austen

Favorite Books: Harry Potter and Pride and Prejudice.

Tutoring Specialties: APA, Analysis, AP Style, Creative, MLA, and Thesis/Brainstorming.

When in Doubt I refer to: Purdue Owl

Contact Information

Main Location
Room 211 Robert S. Swanson Learning Center (the University Library)

We are on the second floor near the periodicals.

Contact
Phone: (715) 232-5284

Writing Center Hours

The Writing Center hours for Spring 2015 are as follows:   

Monday -- Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Library.

Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Library.

Additional Tutoring Hours

Evening & Weekend Tutoring hours are available to all students on a walk-in basis.

Locations:  

Sundays: 
MSC 5 - 7 p.m.  Room 110
HKMC 8 - 10 p.m.  Room 131

Mondays: 
MSC 7 - 9 p.m.  Room 110

Tuesdays:
CKTO  8 - 10 p.m  Room 169
Fleming 8 - 10 p.m. Room 007

Wednesdays: 
MSC 7 - 9 p.m.  Room 110

Thursdays: 
South  8 - 10 p.m. Room 122
AFM 8 - 10 p.m.  Room 103

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