College of Arts and Sciences

Macomb Writing Center Consultants

Fall 2021 - Spring 2021 [ View  Staff Archives >>> ]

 

Administration

Amy Mossman

Amy Mossman, Director University Writing Center

Office: Simpkins 217 & Malpass Writing Center (3rd Floor)
 
Email: ap-mossman@wiu.edu 
Office Hours: FACULTY PAGE


Consultants (A-K)

A.J., Graduate in English

I got my undergraduate degree in philosophy at WIU, and now after a couple years overseas, I’ve come back to try for a master’s in English. I’m still really into philosophy and theory, but now I’m exploring those philosophical issues primarily as they relate to art and literature. I’m particularly interested in looking at popular forms: How does Ready Player One interpolate the reader as subject? What do H.P. Lovecraft’s depictions of weird non-Euclidean geometry tell us about his fear of immigration reordering social space? I have a range of interests outside of philosophy and literature including film, history, video games, music, cooking, and YouTube. I also do some creative writing of my own, primarily short stories and the occasional desperate stab at a novel. Writing is painful. It is also a fascinating and deeply rewarding process that allows you to, in the words of the great 16th century essayist Michel de Montaigne, interrogate yourself with the Question, “What know I?” I hope that I can sooth the pain a little bit and help writers to get the most out of asking themselves that question.

Primary Documentation Style: MLA

Amanda, Graduate in English

I graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in English Literature from Illinois Wesleyan University in the spring of 2020. I am currently pursuing a Master's degree in English here at Western Illinois University, as well as teaching one section of ENG 180 in addition to my work as a consultant for the writing center. I am a member of both Sigma Tau Delta and Phi Beta Kappa, and received the Nikki K. Pape President's Club Award for Excellence in Writing during my time in undergrad. I look forward to sharing the joys of writing with you!

Primary Genres: Academic Essays, Literary Analysis, Literary Criticism

Primary Documentation Style: MLA

Anna, Graduate in Clinical/Community Mental Health

I earned my Bachelor’s degree from Knox College in Galesburg, IL. At Knox, I graduated with majors in both Psychology and Creative Writing. Currently, I am a graduate student in the Clinical/Community Mental Health program at WIU. In the past year, I have enjoyed working with students, particularly helping students develop strong writing skills. I consider myself to be an interdisciplinary student with investment several subjects. I would be happy to help students in a variety of academic subjects. Outside of class, I love to read, write, jog, and spend time with my friends.

I am looking forward to working with all of you in the University Writing Center! 

AshuntiAshunti, Undergraduate in English Education

Hello to all! I am a second-year undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Education with a minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. I am apart of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society and Golden Apple Scholars. I was apart of my High Schools Writing Center, and so it was a very natural decision to join the one here. 

Some out of school interests of mine include crocheting, painting, collecting books, and hanging out with my many nieces and nephews.  I enjoy writing my own poetry and short stories. I'm eager to see different assignments and to work with my peers on their writing!

Darrin, Undergraduate in English

Hello! My name is Darrin, and I am a sophomore majoring in English Education and minoring in Sociology here at Western. Aside from my duties as a student, I enjoy writing short stories, reading, playing my instruments (bass trombone and bassoon), photography, spending time with friends, and hiking. I am extremely excited to work at the UWC because I will be learning more about myself as a writer as I help others do the same. 

I’m excited to begin working with you and the UWC this year!

Emma, Undergraduate in English

I'm a junior hoping to snag a career in the field of writing in the semi-near future. My dream is to be a best-selling author one day, most likely not in the near future. I have three younger siblings and a dog named Zeus. I like videogames, sad music, and cheese cubes.

I look forward to working with people to help enhance their writing skills, and learn from them as well.

KayleeKaylee, Undergrad in English

Hello!  I’m a senior studying English with minors in Film and Creative Writing. I am from the Quad Cities and in the summers I work as a camp counselor for Girl Scouts. Outside of class and the Writing Center, I am the discussion facilitator for Feminist Action Alliance and treasurer for Film Club.

Consultants (K-Z)

 

LilianLilian, Graduate in Health Sciences

I’m a graduate student from Nigeria. I had my first degree at the prestigious Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, in Microbiology. I have a passion for writing and I keep a lot of diaries. I have over 5 years of peer tutoring experience.

I enjoy the look on the faces of my students with the sudden realization that they do not actually know what they thought they knew, after the most mind-blowing writing sessions.

Rachael, Graduate in English 

I am a first year graduate student in English. I earned my undergraduate degree in English language and Literary Studies in 2017. Communication for me is an essential part of human existence, writing being one of the major media. My specialization is investigating users of the English language especially second language users, and helping them to improve their use of the language.

My three years tenure as an academic officer during my undergraduate enabled me achieve this and better prepared me as a tutor. I look forward to helping students not only to become better writers, but also to make use of the English language as an excellent tool for communication and expressions.