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Writing Studio Staff

Writing Consultants

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Alex Cendrowski

Education:

  • M.F.A., Creative Writing – Fiction, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • B.A., English Literature, University of North Florida (2014)

Current Research:

Alexander is currently writing a novel about a fictional hotel at the bottom of the nonfictional Atlantic Ocean.

Studio Initiatives:

  • Embedded Tutoring
  • Visual Resources Team

 

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Wendy Duprey

Education:

  • Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition, Wayne State University (2016)
  • B.A., English Literature and Creative Writing, Wayne State University (2004)

Current Research:

Wendy is currently working on a dissertation that investigates the cognitive, emotional, and motivational aspects of the individual writer and the writing process.

Studio Initiatives:

  • Drop-In Tutoring
  • Newsletter/Bulletin Board Team

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Paul Flagg

Education:

  • M.A., Library and Information Science, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • B.S., Public Relations, University of Florida (2013)

Current Research:

Also currently a library assistant with the public library, Paul is interested in learning more about intellectual freedom and knowledge management.

Studio Initiatives:

  • Newsletter/Bulletin Board Team

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Will Forde-Mazrui

Education:

  • Ph.D., English Literature, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • M.A., English Literature, Wake Forest University (2013)

Current Research:

Will is studying eighteenth century literature with a focus on gender and sexuality; his current research interests include eighteenth-century utopian fiction and queer environmentalism.

Studio Initiatives:

  • Embedded Tutoring
  • Social Media Team

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Giuliana Gazabon

Education:

  • M.A., Early American Studies, University of West Florida (2016)

Studio Initiatives:

  • iSessions
  • Social Media Team


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Sashi Gurram

Education:

  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech (2009)

Current Research:

Sashi is currently working on research which involves understanding and predicting the impact of urban transportation infrastructure design on human exposure to traffic-related pollutants with a focus on impacts on social equity.

Studio Initiatives:

  • New Media Team

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Jennifer Iceton

Education:

  • M.A., Geography, University of South Florida (2016)
  • M.A., Women’s and Gender Studies, University of South Florida (2015)
  • Graduate Certificate, Women’s and Gender Studies, University of South Florida (2014)

Current Research:

Jennifer’s research focuses on how public policies are literally “mapped” on the human body. She is also interested in how feminist and queer pedagogies are enacted at the university level.

Studio Initiatives:

  • iSessions
  • Blogging Team

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Georgia Jackson

Education:

  • M.F.A., Creative Writing – Fiction, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • B.A., English – Creative Writing, University of South Florida (2014)

Current Research:

Georgia is writing a young adult novel that explores perception and the reciprocal relationship between public life as projected via social/televised media and private life as it exists without an audience.

Studio Initiatives:

  • Social Media Team

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Brianna Jerman

Education:

  • Ph.D., English Literature, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • Graduate Certificate – Women’s and Gender Studies, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • M.A., English Literature, University of South Florida (2012)

Current Research:

Currently, Brianna is working on a dissertation that makes a pedagogical argument for using fictional literature in sexual assault prevention and response courses in order to dispel rape myths, encourage bystander intervention, and incite empathy towards victims of such crimes.

Studio Initiatives:

  • Online Consultations

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Nikhil Menon

Education:

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Transportation), University of South Florida (in progress)
  • M.Sc., Transportation Systems (CTIS), MIT Portugal Program (Técnico Lisboa) (2013)

Current Research:

Nikhil is currently working on the theme of driverless transport (self-driving cars/autonomous vehicles) and their anticipated impacts on human travel behavior.


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Karl Payne

Education:

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • M.Eng., Civil Engineering, University of Toronto (2008)
  • M.Phil., Physics, University of West Indies (2006)

Current Research:

Karl is currently working on computational models of flow and reactive transport in engineered porous media to support enhanced bioreactor design.

Studio Initiatives:

  • Drop-In Tutoring

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Melanie Pickett

Education:

  • Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • M.EVE., Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida (2015)

Current Research:

Melanie is currently working on designing and scaling-up an algae cultivation system to simultaneously treat polluted waters (e.g. stormwater and agricultural runoff, and wastewater) while generating a valuable algae crop.

Studio Initiatives:

  • iSessions

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Seth Spencer

Education:

  • M.A., English Literature, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • B.A., English, Florida Southern College (2011)

Current Research:

Seth is currently exploring how women writers of the eighteenth century subvert patriarchal and colonial power structures in their novels.

Studio Initiatives:

  • Embedded Tutoring
  • New Media Team

Coordinators

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Coordinator: Danielle Farrar

Education:

  • Ph.D., English Literature, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • M.A., English Literature, University of South Florida (2012)
  • M.Litt., Shakespeare and Performance, Mary Baldwin College (2008)

Current Research:

Danielle is a doctoral candidate in Literature. Her research incorporates digital humanities techniques to examine staging practices of embodiment at intersections of early modern drama and histories of anatomy and medicine.


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Assistant Coordinator: Annalise Mabe

Education:

  • M.F.A., Creative Writing – Nonfiction, University of South Florida (in progress)

Current Research:

Annalise is currently working on a collection of essays that examine the view of the female body in western society, relationships, and spirituality or lack thereof.


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Assistant Coordinator: Jay Thompson

Education:

  • M.F.A., Creative Writing – Fiction, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • MUPP, Masters in Urban Planning and Public Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago (2007)
  • B.S., Psychology, North Central College (2003)

Current Research:

Jay writes fiction, edits the literary magazine weirderary.com, and hosts the monthly live lit event First Draft.


Intern

Justin Hillery

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Justin is a senior in the Professional Writing, Rhetoric, and Technology program at USF. He holds an Associate of Arts from Hillsborough Community College.   

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