ABOUT THE AUTHORS

 

Jen Childs earned her B.A. and M.A. in English from Mississippi State University, where she is currently an English Composition Lecturer and Writing Center Coordinator. She is also the co-editor of MSU Writing Center's veteran's project journal, For Those Who Serve.

William De Herder  is the assistant director of The Michigan Technological University Multiliteracies Center, where he also teaches Advanced Composition and Technical and Professional Communication. Currently a doctoral student, his research interests include writing center studies, cultural studies, and scientific and technical communication.

Kayleigh Few is the Director of the Writing Center and Instructor of English at Mississippi State University, where she also earned her B.A and M.A. In addition to administrative duties, she teaches freshman composition, professional writing, and writing pedagogy courses.

Kiley Forsythe is the Instructional Resource Consultant for the Center of Distance Education at Mississippi State University. She has both a B.A. and an M.A. in English and is currently an Educational Psychology Ph.D. student.

Stacy Kastner, Ph.D., is the Associate Director of the Writing Center and Writing Support Programs at Brown University. She holds a B.A. and M.A. from St. Bonaventure University and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Writing from Bowling Green State University. Her research focuses on counter-classroom, research-responsive, and cross-disciplinary writing pedagogy; the autobiographical dimensions of writer identity; and literacy acquisition.

Shelley Keith, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Memphis. Her research focuses on the social psychological causes of crime. Recent work has appeared in Justice Quarterly, the American Journal of Criminal Justice, and the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Laura Jean Kerr is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology at Mississippi State University.  Her research examines place and institutions in shaping individual health, education achievement, and occupations.

Whitney Knight is a teacher of English Learners at DeSoto County Schools in Mississippi. Whitney earned her B.S. in Education and M.A. in English from Mississippi State University. Her research interests include social perception of linguistic changes over time and student growth with teacher collaboration.

Barbara Rau Kyle teaches writing and editing as an instructor in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Central Florida, and has previously run UCF’s Cocoa and Daytona Beach regional campus writing centers. She works both on-site and remotely for the Department of Traffic Engineering at Tongji University in Shanghai as a tutor-editor and founder of the Tongji University Writing Center.

Jessica Moseley earned her B.A. in English at The University of Montevallo (AL) and her M.A. in English at Mississippi State University, where she is an Instructor of English composition and literature; additionally, she reads for MSU’s Jabberwock Review, works with the MSU Writing Center as a tutor and workshop leader, and grades for the Maroon & Write QEP, scoring work from across the curriculum for institutional research. As Jessica M. Lockhart, she has poems appearing in Storysouth, Storm Cellar Quarterly, Verse-Virtual, and Sixfold.

Kristen L. Stives is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at Mississippi State University, with a specialization in Criminology. Her research examines issues in corrections, sex offender registration, and predictors of delinquency.

Roxanne Zech is a former Undergraduate Writing Consultant at the University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated with a B.A. in Rhetoric & Writing and a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders: Deaf Education. She is currently a Residential Specialist at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired where she supports DeafBlind students in their development of language and independent living skills. She has published work in the International Journal of Interpreter Education.

Jing Zhang is a Ph.D. student of Composition and Applied Linguistics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She received her B. A. in English and her M. A. in Linguistics Abroad and Linguistics Applied at Sun Yat-sen University in China. Prior to her doctoral
study in the United States, Jing taught as an English instructor at Sun Yat-sen University for five years. In the meantime, she founded the SIS Writing Center to provide Chinese students with English writing support outside of classroom teaching. Drawing on her first-hand experience of implementing writing center practice in China, Jing has presented research at writing center conferences both in China and in the United States and has been advancing her academic pursuit in writing center studies and second language writing.