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Walker Library, Room 362


The Writing Center
Box 70
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132


Fall 2015 Tutoring Staff

Amy Amy was born with a very loud voice. She continues to use her voice every day, and mobilizes our living language through written, spoken, and visual texts. Amy hopes to help others empower themselves by encouraging better relationships with the writing process.
Bridget My writing interests include basic composition, where I can help with everything from thesis statements to organization. Crafting an excellent piece of writing can be started with a belief, a statement, or even a single word. Let me help you create your excellent piece of writing!
David David is a first-year student in the English, M.A. program.  His writing interests include 20th Century literature, modernism and postmodernism, rhetoric and speeches, and creative works.  Before coming to MTSU, he served Tennessee Wesleyan College as both a writing center tutor and an editor for the school’s annual literary arts magazine.
Diana  With a firm belief in the power of written language, an arsenal of post-it notes, and enough colored pens to make the writing process both colorful and enjoyable, Diana happily composes all those research papers she has due (and is happy to help with yours too).
Dominique  F. Scott Fitzgerald said it best: "You don't write because you want to say something. You write because you have something to say." 
Gregory Gregory is a Murfreesboro native who earned his BA in English at MTSU and is currently working toward his MA. Gregory's primary area of study is the literature of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, as well as contemporary medievalism in popular culture. Some of his favorite modern authors are Charles Dickens, George MacDonald, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien. Gregory's writing style can be summed up best by the phrase "write deliberately," as he emphasizes a clear sense of purpose and structure in his writing.
Greta Writing is a messy process that tends to be recursive in nature. In other words, the end is the beginning is the end.
Heather Writing, for me, has always been a way to creatively express myself to others both through professional and personal avenues. Particular strengths within writing include brainstorming, outlining, composition especially in connection to creative and academic writing. 
Hillary Writing and the writing process is something that I’m very passionate about, and I’m really excited about going on that journey with you as a fellow writer. I love to talk about writing with writers (and guess what – we’re all writers!) so I can’t wait to meet you in a session!
Laura Writing is a process based on a myriad of complex conventions. The relationship between the infancy of a work and it's final product begins with the artistic purpose of its growth. That artistic purpose, my friends, is you: the writer.
Rachel  A second-year M.A. student, Rachel is a word-loving, coffee, animal, and outdoors addict. In the words of Ray Bradbury, "That's the great secret of creativity. You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you."
Sarah  Sarah is returning for her third year in the University Writing Center. She completed her Master's degree in English at MTSU in 2013; her thesis examined how modern media adaptations maintain and shape children's literature classics in the public consciousness. In addition to teaching composition and writing fiction, she is currently completing a monograph on "Doctor Who" and symbolic depictions of death, rebirth, and the afterlife in modern children's fantasy, which will see publication in 2016.   
Savannah B.  I write for a chance at the perfection life can never offer. To me, writing a piece of poetry, a story, a play, or even a paper, is one of the most extravagant vacations I can imagine.
Savanna T.  My writing philosophy is inspired by the works of Roald Dahl. Words can be conveyed through a myriad of ways to express the whole breadth of human experience, both the positive and the negative aspects. I want my writing, whether my fiction or my academic work, to give my readers a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.
Sherayah  I am an English major, who enjoys a good cup of tea, spending time with friends, and almost anything Sherlock Holmes. I was a writing center tutor at Vol State for two years before transferring to MTSU. Being a writing tutor allows me to fulfill one of my biggest passions: helping students become better writers and communicators in both their academic work and everyday lives. With each session, I strive for a creative, fun, and collaborative learning opportunity for everyone who is involved.
Skyler Hey guys! I’m Skyler, a senior here at ole MTSU with an English major and a Writing minor. This is my 3rd year in the writing center (second as a consultant), and I’m excited to be back. In my spare time, you’ll find me reading, playing video games, watching T.V, etc. I’m basically a huge nerd (Fallout 4 and Battlefront will soon take over my life). Anyway, I look forward to helping you the best I can with whatever writing project you’re working on. Come see me!
Will B.  Will enjoys writing creatively.  He has a very flexible tutoring philosophy, and thrives on bringing students to the next level with their work.  To him, all written work is in process.  The goal is to keep clarifying and sophisticating.  It’s a never-ending battle.
Will U.  My experience as an English student and teacher has taught me that writing well, like living well, is a process-- a slow sorting of what is important and a shedding of ego-- during which the more we learn, the more we know there is to learn. Papa Hemingway: "We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master."



Administrative Staff

For general questions about Writing Center services, scheduling, or resources, please call (615) 904-8237.

 Name Position Phone Number Email 
Dr. Bené Cox Director (615) 898-2921
Caty Chapman Assistant Director (615) 494-8930
Dr. James Hamby   Assistant Director, UWC & GTA Coordination    (615) 494-8932

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