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UVM Writing Center: Writing Center Staff

Meet the UVM Writing Centers Staff

Sue Dinitz

Director of the Undergraduate Writing Center and Senior Lecturer in English

Sue Dinitz Sue has taught writing at the University of Vermont since 1980. She directed the UVM Writing Center from 1983-88 and returned as director in 1998. Sue is currently working with the WID Program to develop an undergraduate peer mentoring program for writing-intensive classes. Her scholarship has focused on teaching writing and on writing centers. Sue has published articles on topics such as the use of Universal Design in writing centers, whether writing tutors need disciplinary expertise, and the complications of inter-disciplinary teaching.

Nancy Welch

Director of the Graduate Writing Center and Professor of English

Nancy WelchNancy has taught at the University of Vermont since 1995. With support from the Graduate College, the UVM Undergraduate Writing Center and the Writing in the Disciplines program, she coordinates the Graduate Writing Center. Her recent scholarship includes Composition in the Age of Austerity (Utah State University Press, 2016) plus articles on public writing and social movement rhetoric in College English, Pedagogy, and the Community Literacy Journal. Her essay "'We're Here and We're Not Going Anywhere': Why Working-Class Rhetorical Action Still Matters," received College English's Richard Ohmann Award for Outstanding Article and her short story, "Pretty," published in Ploughshares, earned citations from Best American Short Stories and Best American Nonrequired Reading. With the Graduate Writing Center's ten peer consultants, she is especially interested in helping graduate student writers in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities grasp the rhetorical features and explore the rhetorical possibilities of the academic genres in their fields.

April Christenson

Program Coordinator, Writing in the Disciplines Program

April joined the Writing in the Disciplines Program in 2016. As Program Coordinator, she provides operational and budget support, coordinates events, and manages communications, including program materials and the websites, for WID and the UVM Writing Centers. April holds a BA in biology from the University of Vermont. Prior to coming to this position at UVM, she provided medical office support and owned her own business.

UVM Writing Centers Tutors and Consultants

The UVM Writing Centers could not provide services without the hard work of its tutors and consulants. The UVM Writing Centers are staffed by over 60 undergraduate and graduate peer tutors and consultants from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. To learn more about the tutors and consultants, visit the Undergraduate and Graduate Writing Center pages.

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