ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Elisabeth H. Buck, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. In addition to teaching courses on writing center theory and practice, she also directs the campus’s Writing and Reading Center.

Elizabeth Busekrus, M.A., is the Writing Lab Coordinator at Missouri Baptist University.  She received her M.A. in English, with a specialization in the Teaching of Writing, from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She has been published in The Writing Lab Newsletter and FORUM: Issues about Part-Time and Contingent Faculty. She is passionate about research and enjoys learning new ways to approach writing because it allows her to express her creativity.

Snežana Đurić, M.A., graduated with a master's degree in English Linguistics from the University of Niš, Faculty of Philosophy, Serbia. Interested in world cultures and languages, Snežana wrote her master’s thesis in the field of Contrastive Linguistics comparing kinship terms in English and Serbian. She works as a marketing project manager in Niš, Serbia.

Jennifer Grouling, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of English and former Writing Center Director at Ball State University. She studies writing program administration, including graduate teaching assistant preparation and assessment.

Mary Hedengren, Ph.D., completed a post-doc in 2015-16 focusing on research in graduate student writing. During that time, her own writing group read drafts of this review. She now teaches at the University of Houston, Clear Lake where she participates in another faculty writing group.

Katie Hupp, Ph.D., is an English Instructor and Writing Center Coordinator for Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska, where she directs over 40 consultants across five campuses.

Elizabeth Mack, M.A., is a Writing Center Consultant for Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska. She also maintains the writing center blog, Writing Center Underground. 

Claire McMurray received her Ph.D. in French with a minor in Film Studies from Yale University in 2010. From 2010 to 2013 she worked in higher education administration in study abroad and fellowships. In addition, she taught first-year experience and film courses. She joined the field of Writing Center administration in August 2013 when she began working as the Graduate Writing Specialist at the University of Kansas Writing Center. She currently creates writing resources for graduate students, gives workshops, organizes graduate/research write-ins, and coordinates graduate writing groups.

Violeta Molina-Natera, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali, Colombia. Molina-Natera earned her Ph.D. in Education at Universidad Pedagogica Nacional in Colombia and an M.A. in Linguistics from the Universidad del Valle, Colombia. Molina-Natera is the founder and director of Centro de Escritura Javeriano (Javeriano Writing Center). She has also served as director of the Latin American Writing Centers and Writing Programs Network. She is also a member of Writing Across Borders LAT-WRAB and the International Writing Centers Association. Additionally, she has served on the Association Board on behalf of Latin American Regional. Molina-Natera has been nominated for the Muriel Harris Outstanding Service Award in 2014 and won the Luiz Antonio Marcushi Travel Award of CCCC 2016.

Liliana M. Naydan, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of English and the Writing Program Coordinator at Penn State Abington. Her research centers on writing centers, rhetoric and composition, multiliteracy, social justice, contemporary American literature, the literature of 9/11, and religion. Her work on these subjects has appeared in journals including Praxis: A Writing Center JournalSouthern Discourse in the Center: A Journal of Multiliteracy and InnovationAcademic Exchange Quarterly, The John Updike Review, LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, and Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction.

Kathryn Raign, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the University of North Texas where she has served as the Director of Composition, Director of Developmental Writing, and Director of the UNT Writing Lab. She is the author of several texts, including: Writing for Results: An Introduction to Writing in the Real World of Science and Technology, The Decisive Writer, and Writing Now. Her research interests include the history of the writing lab, the origins of professional writing, and writing center practices.

Brooke Ricker Schreiber, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of English at Baruch College, City University of New York. Her research focuses on writing pedagogy in English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) settings, including ways of supporting multilingual writers across the curriculum.