Writing Center Tutors

Get to know our talented tutors! They are ready to help you with any writing task you have, but each tutor has some additional areas of expertise.

Sierra Blachford

Graduate, English

Areas of specialty:

  • Agriculture
  • Memoir
  • Prose
  • Marketing
  • Idea generation for getting started

Elizabeth Ciancio

Graduate English, Literature Track

Areas of specialty:

  • Creative Writing
  • Pharmacy

Johnathan Darrington

Senior, English

Areas of specialty:

  • Humanities writing
  • Creative writing
  • Multi-lingual students
  • Students with disabilities

Tom Dienst

Graduate Student, Writing & Rhetoric

Areas of specialty:

  • Creative writing
  • Prose
  • Composition

Kaitlyn Frank

Senior, English Education

Areas of specialty:

  • Humanities writing
  • Personal statements

Lauren Franken 

Senior, English

Areas of specialty:

  • Creative Writing
  • Humanities
  • Composition 1 and 2

Rebecca (Becca) Handley

Junior / P1 in Pharmacy

Areas of specialty:

  • Pharmacy entrance essay

Kevy Konynenbelt

Graduate, English

Areas of specialty: 

  • Composition
  • Arts/humanities writing
  • STEM writing
  • ESL

Katelynn Kunkel

Senior, English and French Education

Areas of specialty: 

  • Composition 1 and 2
  • Creative writing
  • Humanities
  • Education
  • MLA and APA style
  • French

Mariah Macklem

Senior, English with History minor

Areas of specialty:

  • Creative writing
  • History
  • Humanities

Cory (Wren) Murphy

Junior, Journalism with English and Spanish minors

Areas of specialty:

  • Creative writing
  • Literature papers
  • Composition
  • News stories

Kalynn Slabaugh

Graduate, English

Areas of specialty:

  • Composition Classes
  • Chicago & MLA Style
  • Editing, Syntax, Grammar

Erin Smith

Junior, English

Areas of specialty: 

  • Humanities writing
  • Composition
  • Personal statements

Grace Varilek

Senior, English

Areas of specialty:

  • Professional writing
  • Creative writing
  • Science writing