ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Alice Batt, Ph.D. is assistant director of the University Writing Center and lecturer for the Department of Rhetoric & Writing at the University of Texas at Austin. She currently serves as president of the South Central Writing Centers Association. Alice’s research interests include neurodiversity in the writing center and partnerships between libraries and writing centers, particularly in learning commons.

Laura Feibush, M.A. is s a Ph.D. student in Composition at the University of Pittsburgh. She investigates listening and embodiment in scenes of writing instruction. Her sites of interest are primarily classrooms and writing centers, but her work also extends outward towards acts of listening in public arenas, such as scenes of protest and worship. Her dissertation, “The Earful Body: Towards a Rhetoric of Listening in and Beyond Scenes of Writing Instruction,” lies at the intersection of sound studies, gesture studies, and pedagogy, which she brings together to argue for listening, especially embodied, or “gestural” listening, as a rhetorical force. Feibush received a BA in Comparative Literature from Bryn Mawr College in 2013. During the 2018-2019 academic year, she will be an Assistant Professor at Juniata College.

Justin B. Hopkins, Ph.D. serves as the Assistant Director of the Writing Center at Franklin and Marshall College, where he graduated with a BA in English Literature and Theatre. He received his MA in International Performance Research from the Universities of Warwick, England, and Tampere, Finland, and he recently completed a PhD in Composition/TESOL at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has published his MA thesis “Abstract and Brief Chronicles: Creative and Critical Curation of Performance” in online journal Liminalities, and his article “Coming Home: An Autoethnographic Exploration of Third Culture Kid Transition” appears in Qualitative Inquiry. Justin has contributed dozens of performance reviews to Shakespeare Bulletin and other periodicals.

Sarah Johnson, M.F.A. is a PhD student in Writing and Rhetoric at George Mason University, where she also teaches Composition. She received her MFA in poetry from American University, and her poetry appears in Bird's Thumb, District Lit, SCOPE, Twisted Vine Literary Arts Journal, and others.

Daniel Lawson, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Writing Center at Central Michigan University. His research interests include writing center studies, visual rhetoric and new media, and writing across the curriculum. He has published in venues such as WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship, the Journal of College Literacy and Learning, and Studies in Comics.

Zachary W. Taylor is a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on the linguistics of higher education, and he has published work in Higher Education Quarterly, the Journal of College Student Development, and the Community College Journal of Research and Practice among others.

Julie Wilson, Ph.D.  is in her tenth year directing the Writing Studio at Warren Wilson College. Previously, she tutored in the UNC-Chapel Hill Writing Center. She is currently researching writing centers in college-in-prison programs.