ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Pam Bromley, Ph.D. is Assistant Director of College Writing and Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations at Pomona College. In addition to her cross-institutional research, she is interested in work of writing centers outside the United States. With her co-authors, she currently co-edits The Writing Center Journal.

Stephen K. Dadugblor, M.A. is a third-year doctoral student at The University of Texas at Austin. His research interests are in writing center studies and rhetorical deliberation around divisive public policy issues.

Yanar Hashlamon is an MA/PhD student at The Ohio State University, working as a graduate consultant at the OSU Writing Center. His research interests lie in critical pedagogy, the evidence-based practices of writing centers, and how both are brought to bear upon professionalization and institutional assessment. He is currently a graduate co-editor of The Peer Review and has a co-authored article forthcoming in Computers and Composition.

Kelsey Hixson-Bowles, M.A. is the writing center coordinator at Utah Valley University and a doctoral candidate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses primarily on writing transfer, dispositions, and social justice.

Carolyne King, M.A. is a doctoral candidate at the University of Delaware, where she has also tutored and administrated in the writing center. Her research interests include reading theory and practice, disability studies, research methods, and composition pedagogy. King teaches first year writing and advanced composition classes, where she particularly enjoys bringing a focus to writing through undergraduate research.

Michelle Miley, Ph.D. is Director of the Writing Center and Assistant Professor of English at Montana University. Her research focuses on how institutional relationships shape Writing Center work, and what those relationships can reveal about the teaching and learning of writing. She is currently conducting an institutional ethnography of writing center work from the standpoint of students.

Kara Northway, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of English at Kansas State University. Aside from her interest in writing centers, her research includes the practices of writers in the early modern period.

Havva Zorluel Ozer, M.A. earned her B.A. and M.A. in English Language Teaching from Turkey. She is currently a Ph.D. student in Composition and Applied Linguistics program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include writing center studies and second language writing.

Jerry Plotnick, M. Sc., M.A. has been director of the University College Writing Centre at the University of Toronto since 2000. He studied physics and mathematics as an undergraduate and computer science and then English literature as a graduate student. His current research interests include the unsettled history of passive voice in the sciences and the logical and epistemological underpinnings of evidence-based medicine.

Roger Powell, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of English and writing coordinator for the Center of Academic Excellence at Buena Vista University. His research explores composition pedagogy and theory, writing centers, responding to student writing, dispositions, and learning transfer.

Elaina Schonberg, Ph.D. is Director of the Duke Writing Studio, where she is also Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Thompson Writing Program. She is currently researching knowledge transfer in various contexts and also consultants’ use of writing center key terms, specifically collaboration. At the time of the data collection for this project, she was Director of the University Writing Center at the University of Denver.

Sidney Thompson, Ph.D. holds an MFA in creative writing and a Ph.D. in American literature. He is the author of the short story collection Sideshow, winner of Foreword Magazine’s Silver Award for Short Story Collection of the Year (2006). His fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in numerous anthologies and in such literary journals as American Literary Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Cleaver Magazine, The Cortland Review, Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine (UK), Grey Sparrow Journal, The Human Journal, Paste Magazine, Prick of the Spindle, Rhino, The Southern Review, storySouth, and Waxwing Literary Journal. He serves as a Writing Consultant for the William L. Adams Center for Writing at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.