Janet

Dr. Zepernick

I have a Ph.D. in English, and I’ve been associated with writing centers in various ways since my first WC job as a peer tutor in 1988. I’m interested in practically everything, so I love being in the Writing Center because that lets me work with people from all over the university. I think my biggest strength as a writer (and writing consultant) is getting to the point and staying on point. In aspects of writing where I’m not naturally gifted (for example, in getting to the point!), I’ve worked hard to develop those skills, so I’m also a good example of someone who has become a proficient writer over time with a lot of effort and feedback from others rather than being a “born” writer.

Lora

Lora

I’ve been one of the assistant directors of the Writing Center since 2014.  I have a BSED in English Education and an MA in English with an emphasis in Literature.  I love learning, and so I’m interested in basically everything.  My current interests are sewing, teaching English as a foreign language, fiction writing, and reading about how the brain works.  One thing that I think helps me as a writer, and also as a writing center consultant, is that I am very detail-oriented. 

Glenn

Glenn

I am one of the assistant directors of the Writing Center and have been since 2016. I have an MA in English with an emphasis in Literature, but I have spent the past several years developing into a writing specialist. Besides work in our center, I teach English composition courses here at PSU, and I do grant writing. I am passionate about history (I have a BA in the subject), especially medieval British history, and I think a day at a ballpark watching a baseball game is the best way to spend a day. I am filled with wanderlust, so if you can’t find me in the Writing Center, you can find me on adventure!

Eli

Eli

My name is Eli, and I’m a Political Science major.  I’ve been working in the Writing Center for 6 semesters. I have an intense love for philosophy and philosophical writing. The social sciences as a whole are an area of strong interest for me, and I have a lot of experience writing and working in those areas. I am especially good at developing new ideas and explaining and expanding on ideas already present within a paper. I also excel at identifying and narrowing focus and relevant information, and do well at connecting ideas together in order to improve focus.

Savannah

Savannah

My name is Savannah, and my major is Political Science (Pre-Law).  This is my 4th year working in the Writing Center. In my spare time, I paint, draw, do photography, and started tattooing recently! As a writer, I am good at getting started and developing an outline with a thesis statement. I also pride myself in generally good grammar and editing!

Izzy

Izzy

Hi, my name is Izzy! I am pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education, and have worked in the Writing Center for three semesters so far. While I do enjoy being an English major and studying literature, I am also passionate about creating art! I work on digital illustrations and comics whenever I have time, and am pursuing a minor in Studio Art. As a writer, I excel in literary analysis and have also written quite a few papers on my cat. So, if you need any assistance writing a paper, or would just like to ask me about my cat (he’s really great), feel free to set up an appointment with me!

Caleb

Caleb

My name is Caleb, and I am a senior majoring in Electronics Engineering Technology here at PSU. My interests and hobbies include, reading, video making, playing the piano, and of course, electronics.  I have worked a full year at the Writing Center, and in that time, I have been exposed to a variety of writing; I have a lot of experience in technical writing, which includes memos and business letters, I have experience in EET Lab Reports, and I have written the Ethics Paper for ETECH 502-Engineering Economy.

Jaylynn

Jaylynn

My name is Jaylynn, and I’m an English major who has been working at The Writing Center for one summer and nearly four semesters. As a writer, I believe I excel at organization as a whole. I typically plan out all my essays with a detailed outline that arranges my thoughts into a clear, concise format. Along with writing, reading, and studying literature, I also enjoy learning about chemistry and other languages. 

Vincent

Vincent

My name is Vincent and I am an English major with an emphasis in creative writing. This is my second semester working in the Writing Center, but this time I am working from home. In my free time I play a lot of videogames. I think my strengths as a writer are being able to defend my ideas and an understanding of grammar.

Elli

Elli

Hi everyone! My name is Elizabeth and I am a super senior English major with a Psychology minor. I have worked at the Writing Center at PSU for a little over a year now. As a writer, I am especially good at research papers and literary analysis papers. I have spent quite a long time developing my research skills and have a list of databases and resources that I can always count on to get a paper started in the right direction. I recently adopted a stray cat that gave birth to four kittens two days after I got her so my current research topic is cat and kitten care. Aside from writing, I really enjoy the fine arts. I am interested in traditional styles of tattooing and would love to travel around the world to get tattooed by different cultures.