We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Writing Center in the library, room 251. You can find us on the main floor to the right of the circulation desk. (We are directly over Starbucks.) We offer both online and in-person tutoring.
John is a continuing education student and has degrees in English and Creative Writing. He enjoys writing and reading comic and YA fiction as well as chasing his dog Rose around the backyard. She usually wins the race. He likes to travel with his wife and experience new cultures and food. John enjoys helping students get started or finish their writing assignments.
Mackenzie is a second-year graduate student in the English MA program in the Writing, Teaching, and Criticism track. She enjoys helping students find their voice within their writing as all writers are unique. This is her third semester in the Writing Center and she is very excited to meet people and build friendships.
Sophie is a graduate assistant at West Chester University. Her major is English . She has been at the Writing Center since Fall 2022. Outside of the Writing Center, she enjoys running and teaching yoga. Fun Fact: Sophie can speak French and is in the process of learning Spanish.
Jarrett Dello Buono
Jarett Dello Buono is a Graduate Student at West Chester University starting his first semester in the Masters of Arts in English program. Outside of this being Jarett’s first year at the writing center, it is also his first year as a special education assistant for a local school district. In his free time, he enjoys yoga, writing music, and spending time with friends.
Jada Dickerson is a first year graduate student in the TESOL MA program at West Chester University. This is her first semester in the Writing Center. In her free time, she enjoys watching Chinese dramas and playing video games. Fun fact: she spent the last three year living in Japan and teaching English to grades 1-9.
Diana Dopheide is a graduate student at West Chester University majoring in English. She has been at the Writing Center since Fall 2022. Outside of the Writing Center, Diana enjoys horseback riding, reading and writing. She is excited to join the Writing Center this fall and to bring her expertise from her previous tutoring roles as an undergraduate student at Penn State University and her most recent role at the Tutoring Club in Wilmington, Delaware where she tutors K-12 students in reading, writing and math.
Rose Fanara is a graduate student at West Chester University. She received her undergraduate degree in history from WCU in 2021. She has been at the Writing Center since fall of 2022. Outside of the Writing Center, she competes for the WCU gymnastics team!
Veronica is a graduate student at West Chester University. Her major is English with a focus in Creative Writing. She has been at the Writing Center since Fall 2021. Outside of the Writing Center, she enjoys gardening, traveling, and working on furniture DIY projects.
Teeyanna Harris is a First Year Grad Student at West Chester University. Her major is the MBA program. She has been at the Writing Center since Spring 2019. Pronouns: She/Her Outside of the Writing Center, she enjoys going to the movies and reading.
Spencer is a senior at West Chester University. He is a history major on the track to obtain his masters. This is his second semester working in the writing center. Outside of the writing center, Spencer enjoys painting, gardening, and canoeing.
Rhiannon Loza is a senior at West Chester University. Her major is studio arts with a minor in literature and diverse cultures. She has been at the Writing Center since Fall 2022.
Olivia Mathers is a second year graduate student in West Chester's English MA program. She has been at the writing center since Fall 2021. Outside of the Writing Center, she enjoys literature, video games, concerts, and spending time outdoors. Fun fact: Olivia is a twin!
Ashlynn is a second-year graduate student at West Chester University. She is an English major, with a specialization in Writing, Teaching, & Criticism. She has been at the Writing Center since Spring 2022. Outside of the Writing Center, she enjoys traveling, hanging out with her family and friends, and taking her dog on long walks.
Faculty and Staff
Dr. Margaret Ervin
Professor of English and Writing Center Director
Dr. Ervin received her BA in History at Harvard University and her PhD in Writing, Teaching, and Criticism from the State University of New York at Albany. She serves half time in the English Department, teaching a course in tutoring as well as first-year writing and courses in the English major. She also serves half time as Director of the University Writing Center. Her research focuses on writing center tutoring and rhetorical genre. She is also active in the faculty union, currently serving as President of the West Chester University chapter of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF).
Dr. Kaitlyn Machcinski
Associate Director of the Learning Assistance and Resource Center and Writing Center
Dr. Kaitlyn Machcinski received her BA in History with Teacher Certification from West Chester University, her MA in Education from Villanova University, and two graduate certificates (Higher Educational Policy and Student Affairs & Educational Technology) from West Chester University. She holds an EdD in Policy, Planning, and Administration from West Chester University. Before moving to higher education, Kaitlyn worked as a secondary social studies teacher. Currently, Kaitlyn works as the Associate Director of the Learning Assistance and Resource Center and Writing Center at West Chester University. This role supports student success through the hiring, supervising, scheduling, and training of peer tutors in both centers. Kaitlyn serves as the Professional Development Officer on the executive board for the National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA). She holds a Level II Leadership Certification with the NCLCA. Her research interests include student engagement, game-based learning, and educational technology.
Interim Associate Director of the LARC & Writing Center
Gabby Stanley is a graduate student who will be earning her MA in English (Writing, Teaching, & Criticism) in May 2023. She has been tutoring at WCU's Writing Center since Fall 2021 and has been the PTC at the Writing Center since Fall 2022. Gabby has a BA in English and Writing Studies from Moravian University, where she also served as a Writing Fellow from Fall 2018-Spring 2021. Her research involves understanding student conceptions of writing and how to foster a sense of agency and autonomy within peer tutoring.
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