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Writing Studio Staff

 

James Cartwright

Education:

  • M.A., Art History, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • B.A., Art History, University of South Florida (2014)

Current Research:

James is currently researching cross-cultural exchanges in art production with a focus on shared spaces in Christian and Islamic communities.


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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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Casey Clague

Education:

  • M.F.A, Creative Writing – Poetry, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • B.A., Psychology, University of South Florida (2015)

Current Research:

Casey is currently working on a collection of poems that examines humans’ anxiety over their transitory nature in a vast, indifferent universe.


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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:

  • 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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Cat Modlin-Jackson

Education:

  • M.A., English – Rhetoric and Composition, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • B.A., International & Middle Eastern Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University (2011)

Current Research:

Cat writes and makes videos about feminism, social justice and community.

Studio Initiatives:

  • New Media Team

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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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Leslie Reed

Education:

  • M.F.A., Visual Arts, University of South Florida (2016)
  • B.F.A., Photography, Atlanta College of Art (2001)

Current Research:

Leslie uses non-linear narratives, constructed realities, and experimental photographic techniques to make work about the interplay between language and image in contemporary culture, and in systems of power related to gender, class, and nature.

Studio Initiatives:

  • Visual Resources Team

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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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Assistant Director: Danielle Farrar

Danielle has been working for the Academic Success Center since 2011 as a writing consultant, Assistant Coordinator, and Coordinator before stepping into her current role. Danielle is a Ph.D. candidate in English Literature at USF and HASTAC Scholar and holds an M.A in English Literature from USF and an M.Litt. in Shakespeare and Performance from Mary Baldwin College. Her research interests include early modern revenge drama, digital humanities, embodiment theory, lexicography, and body studies. Additionally, she is interested in writerly embodiment and how digital technologies in writing centers reinforce writing as a social and bodily process. Danielle has also worked as a studio artist and graphic designer and continues to enjoy painting as well as digital methods of artistic and instructional creation.


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Coordinator: Annalise Mabe

Annalise started working for the Academic Success Center as a writing consultant in 2015 and as a Coordinator in 2016. Annalise is currently completing her M.F.A. in Creative Writing – Creative Nonfiction at USF and holds a B.A. in Psychology from Florida State University. She 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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Coordinator: Jay Thompson

Jay has been working for the Academic Success Center as a writing consultant since 2014 and as a Coordinator in 2016. Jay is currently completing her M.F.A in Creative Writing – Fiction at USF and holds a master’s degree in Urban Planning and Public Policy from the the University of Illinois at Chicago and a B.S. in Psychology from North Central College. Jay writes fiction, edits the literary magazine weirderary.com, and founded and hosts the monthly, live literature event First Draft.


Intern

Tiana Coven

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Tiana is currently pursuing a B.A. in English Literature and is interested in how race, gender, and sexuality intersect in literature.   

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