About the Authors

Wenqi Cui, M.A. is a Ph.D. candidate in the English department at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is also a composition instructor and a writing center tutor. Her work has appeared in The Journal of English as an International Language, The Journal of Literature in Language Teaching, and The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics. Her research interests include writing center research, writing transfer, digital rhetoric, multimodality, and multilingual writers.

Andrea Rosso Efthymiou, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Writing Studies & Rhetoric and Director of the Writing Center at Hofstra University. She chaired the 2017 National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing (NCPTW) and regularly mentors tutors’ research. Andrea’s research interests include writing center administration, tutor education, and tutors’ civic engagement.

Sarah Franco, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of English at New England Institute of Technology.

Tiffany Kinney, Ph.D.  is an Assistant Professor of English at Colorado Mesa University, where she teaches courses on composition pedagogy, rhetorical theory, and technical writing. Kinney has worked in a variety of writing centers and even established a writing center at her current university. She earned her B.A. in English at Westminster College, her M.A. from the University of Oregon, and her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Utah. Her research is typically located at the intersection of writing studies, feminism, and historiography. 

Sumiko Martinez, Ph.D. earned her B.A. in English at Westminster College, where she served as a writing consultant in the Writing Center. Her Master's and Doctorate degrees in Communication are from the University of Utah. She is currently Associate Director of Scholarships and Student Funding at the University of Utah College of Nursing, where she brings her humanities training and social justice perspective to issues of financing higher education. Her current research interests center on rhetorics of subjectivity, particularly concerning students' agency and accountability within the context(s) of K-12 and higher education.

Randall Monty, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Composition, & Literacy in the Department of Writing and Language Studies and the Associate Director of the Writing Center at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. His is the author of The Writing Center as Cultural and Interdisciplinary Contact Zone (Palgrave MacMillan, 2016), and in addition to his current research of the neoliberal academy, he is currently studying writing centers' intersections with institutional success, articulation, and DeafSpace.

Liliana M. Naydan, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of English and Writing Program Coordinator at Penn State Abington. She researches social identity in relation to writing center work and her publications on the subject have appeared in journals including Forum: Issues about Part-Time and Contingent Faculty and Praxis: A Writing Center Journal. She is also the author of Rhetorics of Religion in American Fiction (Bucknell UP, 2016) and the co-editor of Terror in Global Narrative (Palgrave Macmillan 2016) and Out in the Center (Utah State UP, 2018).

Elyse Pelzer is the Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance Specialist at the College of DuPage Learning Commons, located in Glen Ellyn, IL. She began working as a writing tutor while attending the College of DuPage and has worked in various departmental roles ever since. Elyse holds a B.A. of General Studies with a concentration in Arts and Humanities and is currently pursuing a M.S.Ed. in Adult Education from Indiana University.

Anna Sicari, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center at Oklahoma State University. Her scholarship focuses on writing center theory, writing program administration, and feminist theory and scholarship. Anna is a co-editor of a forthcoming collection, Out in the Center: Public Controversies, Private Struggles (Utah State UPress, 2018) and served as an associate editor of The Writing Center Journal.

Molly Tetreault, M.A., M.Ed. is the former writing center director at the University of New Hampshire, serving in this position from 2015-2018.

Patty Wilde, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of English and Writing Program Administrator at Washington State University, Tri-Cities.

Julie Snyder-Yuly, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Marshall University where she teaches social media, public speaking, and leadership courses. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Iowa, M.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies at Iowa State University, and her Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Utah. Her research interests include critical race theory, microaggressions, new media, and women's studies.