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Writing Group Facilitator Spotlight: David and Scott

This week, we’re spotlighting David Young and Scott Morris, two Ph.D. candidates in English who facilitate our Graduate Student Writing Groups. These writing groups meet for three hours each week in the Graduate Center. During their meetings, participants check in on their writing goals and write independently. What made you decide to join/facilitate a Graduate … Continue reading Writing Group Facilitator Spotlight: David and Scott


Director Spotlight: Dr. Messuri

Dr. Messuri has been the Associate Director of the Graduate Student Writing Center (GSWC) at Texas Tech since February 2015. Her job is to develop and oversee services and initiatives that help graduate students grow their writing skills. Her favorite part of working with graduate students is learning about their research; she is continually impressed … Continue reading Director Spotlight: Dr. Messuri

Tutor Spotlight: Taryn

Today’s tutor in the spotlight is Taryn. Taryn is a third year PhD student in the English Department, specializing in American Literature. In 2015, she started working in the University Writing Center and moved to the Graduate Student Writing Center in 2016. She teaches 2000-level English courses such as English 2307: Introduction to Fiction and … Continue reading Tutor Spotlight: Taryn

Tutor Spotlight: Brandy

Today’s tutor in the spotlight is Brandy. Brandy is a PhD student in Technical Communication & Rhetoric with a specialization in second language and composition pedagogy. She brings several years of entrepreneurship combined with international work and study to the writing center. Her most recent work studies mechanisms that bring international students to U.S. universities. … Continue reading Tutor Spotlight: Brandy

Tutor Spotlight: Brian

Today’s tutor in the spotlight is Brian. Brian earned his Bachelor’s in Philosophy and Psychology from The University of Virginia in 2005, and he earned his Master’s in Philosophy and Master’s in English from Texas Tech in 2014 and 2015, respectively. While pursuing his Master’s degrees, he taught courses in general philosophy, ethics, and rhetoric … Continue reading Tutor Spotlight: Brian

Tutor Spotlight: Alicia

Today’s tutor in the spotlight is Alicia. Alicia is a third year doctoral student in the Fine Arts Doctoral Program School of Theatre & Dance. Her tracks are Arts Administration and Theatre History/Theory/Criticism. Her dissertation is about arts management practices in Bermuda. Alicia joined the Graduate Student Writing Center Team in the spring of 2017, … Continue reading Tutor Spotlight: Alicia

Tutor Spotlight: Susan Stone-Lawrence

Today’s tutor in the spotlight is Susan. Susan is a Fine Arts Doctoral Program student in the School of Theatre and Dance with tracks in History/Theory/Criticism and Playwriting. She recently passed her qualifying exams and now tutors at the Graduate Student Writing Center while starting her dissertation work. Susan also teaches a section of Programs … Continue reading Tutor Spotlight: Susan Stone-Lawrence

Tutor Spotlight: Luke

Today’s tutor in the spotlight is Luke (Iantorno, not Skywalker). Luke is a First-Year Writing instructor for the Department of English at Texas Tech University. He received his English Ph.D. in 2015 and started working for the University and Graduate Student writing centers in August 2015. When he is neither teaching nor tutoring, Luke spends … Continue reading Tutor Spotlight: Luke