ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Diane Awad Scrocco, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of English at Youngstown State University where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in professional writing, composition, and pedagogy. She earned a Ph.D. in Literacy, Rhetoric, and Social Practice from Kent State University before collaborating with Joanna Wolfe at Carnegie Mellon University to establish the first communication center on the campus.

Joseph Cheatle, Ph.D., is currently an Associate Director in the Writing Center at Michigan State University. Before working at MSU, Joseph was a Lecturer of Professional Communication in the English Department at Case Western Reserve University as well as a consultant in the Writing Resource Center. At Miami University, where he received his PhD in English, he worked at the Howe Writing Center as a graduate student consultant. His interests include improving the writing center for students throughout the university, creating multiliteracy spaces in writing centers, and implementing best practices for training graduate student and professional consultants.

Kristeen E. Cherney is a doctoral student in Rhetoric and Composition at Georgia State University, where she has also worked in the institution’s Writing Studio. Her research interests include disability studies, rhetorics of health and medicine, literacy studies, and composition pedagogy. In addition, Cherney teaches first-year writing courses with themes of literacy studies and primary research.

Edward Santos Garza, M.A., (Twitter/Instagram: @edwardsgarza) has published work in Enculturation, Reflections, and the Houston Chronicle, among other venues. He is a graduate of the University of Houston and Texas State University, where he earned his Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition.

Chris Leary, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of English at Queensborough Community College in Queens, NY. He received his doctoral degree from CUNY’s Graduate Center in New York, NY. Before joining QCC, he was a writing tutor for fifteen years, at several universities in New York.

Meredith McCarroll, Ph.D., served as Director of the Writing Center and Director of Writing Fellows Program at Clemson University 2012-2015. She is now the Director of Writing and Rhetoric at Bowdoin College. Her work has appeared in Southern Cultures, Avidly, Appalachian Journal and is forthcoming in Writing in the Performing and Visual Arts: Creating, Performing and Teaching Across the Disciplines Book Series.

Beatrice Mendez Newman, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Writing and Language Studies Department at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley where she teaches first year writing and advanced composition classes. Her research, focused on translingual writing, has been published in several collections and in the Writing Center Journal, the English Journal, Voices from the Middle, and HETS Online Journal. She has also published several books on preparation for Texas educator certification exams. Dr. Newman serves as an NCATE reviewer, a reader for NCTE journal manuscripts, and judge for the NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing.

Talinn Phillips, Ph.D., founded and directs the Graduate Writing and Research Center at Ohio University where she is also a faculty member in English. Her work has appeared in Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, WPA: Writing Program Administration and in books by University of Michigan Press and Parlor Press.

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.