West Chester University
Dr. Karen Fitts
Associate Professor of English
214 Lawrence Center
Writing Center Administrators
Dr. Karen Fitts, Writing Center Director and Associate Professor of English
Dr. Fitts's scholarship and teaching expertise is in composition and rhetoric, writing pedagogy, writing center praxis, and rhetorical and critical theory. She has advised students at the undergraduate and graduate levels who plan to teach, and she is a former co-director of WCU's composition program.
Timothy Ballingall, Writing Center Assistant Director
Tim Ballingall has a BA in Professional Writing from Kutztown University. He calls Downingtown home and will be commuting from there during his enrollment in West Chester's MA in English program.
Breyoncé is from Philadelphia and attended Cardinal Dougherty High School. She is a fourth year student here at West Chester University majoring in Illuminati Symbolism.
Erin is graduate of Central Dauphin High school in her hometown, Harrisburg, PA. She is a sophomore at West Chester University, pursuing a BM in Cello Performance and a BA in English.
Brittany graduated from Lincoln University in May 2011 with a BA in English Liberal Arts. She is in the MA English Literature (thesis) program and plans to pursue her PhD at Princeton, Columbia, or New York University in African-American Literature.
Kate is originally from Altoona, PA. She earned her BA in English Literature and Professional Writing at Slippery Rock University. Currently on the Writing, Teaching, and Criticism track, she plans to pursue her PhD possibly out of state.
Ryan graduated from West Chester University in December 2011 and is now a graduate student pursuing his MA in Literature.
Monica Montes is a third year student going for her BSEd in English. She is from Eagleville, PA. In addition to studying English, she is interested in learning other languages and cultures. She knows a fair amount of Spanish and hopes to learn more Chinese.
Steve is from Dunmore, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Keystone College with his BA in Communication Arts & Humanities, he chose to continue his education at West Chester University. Currently pursuing his MA in Communication Studies, Steve hopes to someday earn his PhD and teach at a collegiate level.
Kim, a recent escapee from the faculty of North East High School, sought refuge in a world she recognized: helping writers express themselves succinctly and with style, while she studies Social Work at the graduate level. She comes with a host of experiences: an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College; an out of print novel; ropes course and edible plants instructing; and knitting fingerless gloves.
Missi is originally from East Fallowfield, PA and attended Coatesville High School. She is a senior going for her B.S.Ed. in English and is pursuing a minor in Philosophy. In addition to working at the Writing Center, she also works at Kooma Sushi Bar & Restaurant on Gay Street.
Jackie is currently a junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English on the writings track with a minor in Communications. After college she hopes to earn her Master’s in Communications at a university in the Philadelphia area.
Joann is from Shohola, Pennsylvania. She is a second year student going for her BSED in English Literature and plans to pursue a minor in Linguistics.