Debby Ellis Writing Center

Meet Our Staff

Each of our consultants has been trained to work on any kind of writing assignment, and we encourage you to drop by and visit us anytime.  If, however, you’re working on a project and would like to see where our consultants’ specialties lie, or if you worked with a consultant who was particularly helpful and you’d like to see that consultant again, please consult our staff list below & our staff schedule here.                                                        

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Consultant 

 
SPECIALTIES INCLUDE:
Brainstorming 
Introductions
Organization

 

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Jacob BROWN

Ell Consultant

 
SPECIALTIES INCLUDE:
Argumentative Essays
English Language Learning

Outlining

 

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Consultant 

 
SPECIALTIES INCLUDE:
Writing in Biology
Introductions & Conclusions
Organization

 

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Blake CarreRA 

consultant 

 
SPECIALTIES INCLUDE:
MLA Citation & Bibliography
Developing Arguments
Style & Flow

 

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consultant 

 
SPECIALTIES INCLUDE:
Writing in Psychology
Argumentative Essays
Developing a Thesis

 

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Assistant Director

 
SPECIALTIES INCLUDE:
Argumentative Essays
Résumés
Personal Statements

 

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KIRA GEDDES

CONSULTANT

 
SPECIALTIES INCLUDE:
MLA Formatting & Citation
Creative Writing
Outlining

 

 Heather Gronewald

 assistant director

 
  SPECIALTIES INCLUDE:
  Developing a Thesis
  Personal Statements
  Frustrated Writers

 

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 Nicol Hurst

 Consultant  

 
  SPECIALTIES INCLUDE:
  MLA formatting
  Citations & Works Cited
  Organization

 

Elizabeth Spieckerman

consultant

 
 SPECIALTIES INCLUDE:
 Writing in the Humanities
 Analysis and Close Reading
 Mechanics and Grammar

 

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 consultant

 
 SPECIALTIES INCLUDE:
 Writing in Communications Studies
 Writing in Economics
 Syntax

 

imageDANIELLE VANZANDT

CONSULTANT / Department Liaison

 
SPECIALTIES INCLUDE:
Business Writing
Developing a Thesis
Organization

 

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mara weidmann

CONSULTANT

 
SPECIALTIES INCLUDE:
Writing in Education
Argumentative Essays
Brainstorming
 

 

 By specialty:

WRITING FOR BUSINESS

- DANIELLE VANZANDT

 

WRITING IN THE NATURAL SCIENCES

- SHANNON BROWN (BIOLOGY)

- HEATHER GRONEWALD (MATH)

 

WRITING IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

- CONOR FLANNERY (PSYCHOLOGY)
- MARA WEIDMANN (EDUCATION)
- HELENE THOMPSON (ECONOMICS)

 

WRITING IN THE HUMANITIES

- AUSTIN ARCHINAL (ENGLISH)
- JACOB BROWN (ENGLISH & SPANISH)
- BLAKE CARRERA (ENGLISH & FRENCH)
- JAMES FRIERSON (ENGLISH)
- NICOL HURST (ENGLISH) 
- ELIZABETH SPIECKERMAN (ENGLISH & FEMINIST STUDIES)
- HELENE THOMPSON (COMMUNICATION STUDIES)

 

BRAINSTORMING & DEVELOPING ARGUMENTS

- AUSTIN ARCHINAL (BRAINSTORMING, INTRODUCTIONS)
- JACOB BROWN (OUTLINING)
- BLAKE CARRERA (DEVELOPING ARGUMENTS)
- CONOR FLANNERY (DEVELOPING A THESIS)
- KIRA GEDDES (OUTLINING)
- DANIELLE VANZANDT (THESIS DEVELOPMENT)
- MARA WEIDMANN (BRAINSTORMING)

 

ORGANIZATION

- AUSTIN ARCHINAL
-JACOB BROWN
-SHANNON BROWN
-JAMES FRIERSON
-KIRA GEDDES
-HEATHER GRONEWALD
-NICOL HURST
-DANIELLE VANZANDT
 

MECHANICS & GRAMMAR

-HELENE THOMPSON
-JACOB BROWN

-ELIZABETH SPIECKERMAN

CITATION

-BLAKE CARRERA (MLA)
-KIRA GEDDES (MLA)
-NICOL HURST (MLA) 
-ELIZABETH SPIECKERMAN (MLA)

 

DEVELOPING JOB MATERIALS

- HEATHER GRONEWALD (PERSONAL STATEMENTS)
- JAMES FRIERSON (RÉSUMÉS)