As Director of The IU Southeast Writing Center, I would like to invite all students who would like to discuss any writing project to come either to KV 208 or the Library location and to meet our friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful writing consultants. I have been a writing/literature instructor here for twenty years and have worked with students and their writing at every level and stage of development. At the beginning of my college education, I had not been prepared by my high school to write at the university level, so I am grateful to those who took the time to help me grow into the writer I am today, and I welcome the opportunity to pay it forward to some degree. I believe in our mission to make our students “stronger writers.”
Every day I enjoy working with students who need help with writing, and in helping those students, I aspire to become, fully, me.
My own writing passion is poetry. Check out my poetry by searching Ebscohost, Academic Search Premier. Type in Patricia Spencer and Speaking—be sure to type in the word “and.”
If you want to know more, take a look at my Web page.
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Jonathan Moody is a psychology major with a French minor. He is also a member of the Student Government Association, where he holds the position of Chairman of the Student Senate. He enjoys creative writing, but has a strong focus on scientific and research writing. After he graduates from IU Southeast, Jonathan plans on attending medical school in order to become a child and adolescent psychiatrist.
Conner is our audio engineer. His main job is recording and editing podcasts for our Web site.
Greetings, my name is Jonathan Carson. Like many English majors, I am pursuing a dual concentration in literature and writing. I recently joined the staff of the IU Southeast Review and look forward to engaging with the submissions from the perspective of an editor. My main area of literary interest would be the modernist period, with particular emphasis on the works of James Joyce and Malcolm Lowry. Inspiration may be the kernel of good writing, but revising (through personal critical appraisal in conjunction with the collaborative process this Center offers) allows good writing to become polished. One always needs a second, objective perspective, and I hope to provide that voice during my time at The Writing Center.
Hi! My name is Karyl Anne Geary, and I’m a senior English student at IU Southeast (literature and writing) with a philosophy minor and studies in Deaf culture at JCC through Metroversity. I am also the vice-president of the English Club. A day without words, without reading or writing, is worse than a day without food—writing is my sustenance and my joy, and I wish to help others discover the bliss that comes from writing well through my work in The Writing Center. I am first and foremost a poet, and wish to eventually gain my MFA in poetry, but I also love research and writing in all its wonderful forms. When I’m not losing myself in my books and notebooks, I enjoy learning, hiking, painting, crafts, Broadway Musicals, folk/rock/indi pop music—I even have a Hanson tattoo!—and spending time with the people who make life worth living. I look forward to working with you and conversing about writing. Stop by any time!
Hey everyone! I’m Shannon, and I’m a new transfer student. I’m currently taking Leigh Ann Meyer’s W397: Theory and Practice in the Writing Center and hope to be hired on as a writing center consultant next semester. I’ve been writing pretty much since I could hold a pencil (or use a keyboard, which is my preferred method nowadays), and my mother still has a copy of the first story I ever wrote. I love to write and read poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, and I collect Stephen King books. I’m currently double-majoring in psychology and English with a writing focus. I proudly consider myself a nerd, and I’m borderline obsessed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Doctor Who. I’m affectionately known as the “that’s what she said” girl, but I guess I’ll take what I can get.
. . . That’s what she said.
I’m Stacy, an English major who loves to write but also enjoys digital photography, movies, video games, crochet, landscaping, urban exploration, and have even been known to tag along with paranormal investigators on occasion. I’m also a Pogo.com addict. If you’ve had class with me, you’ve probably sampled my homemade candy. I believe that the university is the best atmosphere for learning, because it is a place of new ideas and knowledge sharing. Everyone is a writer, and every writer requires revision. I have practiced writing for decades, and I have experience converting the intended thesis-what you want to say-into gradable text.
Hi, my name is JoEllen. I am working on my Master of Liberal Studies degree with a concentration in college instruction of English. I decided to complete a chapter in my life by coming back to school after being out for many years (I won’t say how many)! I enjoy working with writers. I am looking forward to working with The Writing Center. I love helping people, so come on over!
My name is Jon McManus, and I am a computer science major with a focus in information systems. I enjoy playing video games and taking my dog, Murphy, out for walks. I have learned to love writing during my time at IUS, and my goal in The Writing Center is to help others build a relationship with writing, as well.
My name is Christopher Morris; I am a general studies major with a double minor in psychology and sociology. I have come back to school after a twenty- year hitch in the United States Army. During my time in the service, I visited a lot of places and met a lot of people. This made me very diverse and knowledgeable in a multitude of different cultures. Since my return to school, I have discovered that I really enjoy writing, and I dedicate a lot of time to it. This year, I joined the ranks of editors for the Indiana University Southeast Undergraduate Research Journal, and I am looking forward to working with other students in The Writing Center.