Staff Biographies

Administration

Andrea Deacon - Co-Director

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Professor of English

wcdirectors@uwstout.edu


Kristin Risley - Co-Director

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Professor of English

wcdirectors@uwstout.edu

Kim Blomquist - 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 17 tutors below by clicking on the tutor's name.

Matt Adam - Sophomore

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Major:  Professional Communication and Emerging Media: Applied Journalism

Hobbies: Listening to music, snow-  boarding, going to the gym, and working on cars

Favorite Author: S. E. Hinton

Favorite Books: The Outsiders, Found, and the Alex Rider series

Tutoring Specialties: Analysis,  Annotated Bibliography, Compare and Contrast, Creative, Essay Exams, Grammar, MLA, Personal Statements, Research Papers, Document Style, and Thesis/Brainstorming

When in Doubt I Refer to: Music, books, and my intuition

 

Maggie Clarke - Senior

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Major: Game Design and Development: Art

Minor: Computer Science and Creative Writing

Hobbies: Sketching, digital painting, and creative writing

Favorite Authors: Katherine Kurtz and Ruth Ozeki

Favorite Books: Ella Minnow by Mark Dunn

Tutoring Specialties:  Grammar, Sentence Structure, Research Papers, and Creative Writing

When in Doubt I Refer to: Purdue OWL



 

Gabi Dunlop - Senior

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Major:  Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Minor: Applied Foreign Language

Hobbies: Shopping, sewing, baking and traveling

Favorite Author: Victor Hugo

Favorite Book: Les Misérables

Tutoring Specialties: Literary Analysis, Resumes, and Research Papers

When in Doubt I Refer to: Purdue OWL



Alexandra Fischer - Senior

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Major: Dietetics

Hobbies: Reading, music, cooking, and martial arts

Favorite Authors: J.K. Rowling and Rick Riordan

Favorite Books: Harry Potter, Heroes of Olympus, and To Kill a Mockingbird

Tutoring Specialties: Analysis, Compare and Contrast, Creative, Grammar, Lab Reports, and Thesis/Brainstorming

When in Doubt I Refer to: Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Purdue OWL

 


Madison Gordon - Sophomore

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Major: Entertainment Design: Animation

Minor: Studio Art

Hobbies: Digital illustration, cuddling with my cat, filling up my online shopping cart, spending too much money on food, dancing, and painting

Favorite Authors: Margaret Atwood, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ernest Hemingway

Favorite Books: The Handmaid's Tale, The Glass Castle, The Yellow Wallpaper, and Fun House

Tutoring Specialties: Thesis Construction, MLA, Rhetorical Analysis, Grammar, Artist Statement/Purpose Statement, Research Papers, and Compare/Contrast

When in Doubt I Refer to: Purdue OWL, The Oxford Guide for Writing Tutors, and my peers!

Isabella Graber - Sophomore

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Major: Packaging

Minor: Communication Studies

Hobbies: Cross-stitch, finger painting, and side walk chalk

Favorite Authors: Nicola Yoon, Arthur Golden, and WM. Paul Young

Favorite Books: Memoirs of a Geisha, The Shack, and This Present Darkness

Tutoring Specialties: Scientific Papers, Lab Reports, and Rhetorical Papers

When in Doubt I Refer to: Books


Macy Helgeson - Junior

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Major: Professional Communication and Emerging Media: Digital Humanities

Hobbies: Playing the ukulele, going to concerts, watching Gilmore Girls, tweeting, and petting dogs

Favorite Authors: Gillian Flynn and Rainbow Rowell

Favorite Books: Gone Girl, Eleanor and Park, and Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too by Jomny Sun

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

When in Doubt I Refer to: Purdue OWL


Rachel Horn - Senior

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Major: Retail Merchandising and Management

Minor: Business

Hobbies: Dance, shopping, napping, and eating

Favorite Authors: Dr. Seuss and Nicholas Sparks 

Favorite Books: Make Lemonade and The Lucky One

Tutoring Specialties: I really enjoy helping with resumes, scholarship applications and professional letters

When in Doubt I Refer to: Purdue OWL, dictionary.com, and the MLA and APA handouts


 

 

Jake Huffcutt - Senior

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Major:  Entertainment Design

Hobbies: Drawing, reading, Pokémon, cats, carpets, celery, stuff, and cufflinks

Favorite Authors: Kurt Vonnegut, Michael DeForge, and Sam Alden

Favorite Books: Cat's Cradle, Harry Potter, and Big Kids

Tutoring Specialties: Analysis, Art History, Creative, Compare and Contrast, Essay Exams, Grammar, Research Papers, Document Style, and Thesis/Brainstorming

When in Doubt I Refer to: Purdue OWL forever


Abby Kuisle - Senior

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Major:  Professional Communication and Emerging Media: Applied Journalism and Digital Humanities

Hobbies: Reading, knitting, writing, coaching, baking and fangirling

Favorite Authors: J. K. Rowling, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Jane Austen

Favorite Books: Pride and Prejudice, Hamlet, The Great Gatsby, and The Invisible Man

Tutoring Specialties: Analysis, Creative Writing, AP Style, Grammar, MLA, and Thesis/Brainstorming

When in Doubt I Refer to: Purdue OWL and AP Stylebook



 

Ike Huftel - Senior

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Major:  Entertainment Design: Comics and Sequential Art

Hobbies: Watching horror movies, drawing, and playing video games

Favorite Authors: Junji Ito, Clive Barker, Richard Matheson, Shel Silverstein, Mary Shelly, and Isaac Asimov

Favorite Books: The Phantom Tollbooth, The Werewolf's Guide to Life: A Manual for the Newly Bitten, Chew, and Calvin and Hobbs

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

When in Doubt I Refer to: Dictionary, Thesaurus, and the Internet



Brenna Lesnar - Senior

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Major: Entertainment Design: Animation and Comics

Hobbies: Biking, gardening, journaling, and traveling

Favorite Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Favorite Books: Moving Castle, Emma, and the Saga series

Tutoring Specialties: Analysis, Art History, Compare and Contrast, Creative, Essay Exams, MLA, Personal Statements, Research Papers, Scholarship Applications, and Thesis/Brainstorming

When in Doubt I Refer to: Roommates, professors, and the World Wide Web



Stephanie Pladies - Junior

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Major:  Dietetics

Hobbies: Track and field, DIY-projects, and watching Netflix

Favorite Author: John Green

Favorite Book: The Fault in our Stars

Tutoring Specialties: Resumes, Lab Reports, and Research Papers

When in Doubt I Refer to: Purdue OWL



Rachel Rohe - Junior

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Major:  Entertainment Design: Animation

Minors: English Writing and Art History

Hobbies: Reading and drawing

Favorite Authors: Brandon Sanderson, Rick Riordan, and Rainbow Rowell

Favorite Books: Mistborn: The Final Empire, Harry Potter, Eragon, and The Way of Kings

Tutoring Specialties:  Analysis, Art History, Compare and Contrast, Creative, Essay Exams, Personal Statements, Research Papers, Resumes, Scholarship Applications, and Thesis/Brainstorming

When in Doubt I Refer to: Purdue OWL and Google

 

Emilie Rosin - Senior

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Major:  Professional Communication and Emerging Media: Digital Humanities

Hobbies: Reading, writing, painting, cooking, and baking

Favorite Authors: J. K. Rowling, John Green, and C. S. Lewis

Favorite Books: Harry Potter, An Abundance of Katherines, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and Catcher in the Rye

Tutoring Specialties:  Analysis, APA, Compare and Contrast, Creative, Essay Exams, Lab Reports, Research Papers, Document Style, Resumes, and Thesis/Brainstorming

When in Doubt I Refer to: Purdue OWL and Grammar Girl

 

Katie Schulzetenberg - Sophomore

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Major:  Professional Communication and Emerging Media: Applied Journalism

Hobbies: Reading, watching Rom Coms, and playing with dogs

Favorite Authors: Cassandra Claire, Sarah Dessen, and J. K. Rowling

Favorite Books: Mortal Instruments and Magnus Bane

Tutoring Specialties:  Idea Generation, Sentence and Paragraph Structure, and Grammar

When in Doubt I Refer to: Grammarly and Purdue OWL

 

Megan Southwick - Sophomore

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Major:  Game Design and Development: Art

Hobbies: Video games, art, reading, writing, special effects makeup, and scuba diving

Favorite Authors: P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast, and Laurie Faria Stolarz

Favorite Books: House of Night series, Maximum Ride series, and Blue is for Nightmare series

Tutoring Specialties: Analysis, Annotated Bibliography, Art History, Compare and Contrast, Creative Writing, Grammar, MLA, Research Papers, Documentation Style, and Thesis/Brainstorming

When in Doubt I Refer to: Professors, peers, Purdue OWL, and any other online resource



 

Contact Information

Main Location
Harvey Hall, Room 174

Contact
Phone: (715) 232-5284

Writing Center Hours

Mondays - Thursdays
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Fridays
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Additional Tutoring Hours

Evening and weekend tutoring hours are available to students on a walk-in basis.

Sundays 
Library, Room 117, 7-9 p.m.
AFM, Room 103, 8-10 p.m.
HKMC, Room 131, 8-10 p.m. 

Mondays 
Library, Room 117, 7-9 p.m.
South, Room 122, 8-10 p.m.

Tuesdays 
Library, Room 117, 7-9 p.m.
CKTO, Room 168, 8-10 p.m.

Wednesdays 
Library, Room 117, 7-9 p.m.
North, Room 108, 8-10 p.m.

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