Writers can connect with us with quick questions via chat on Discord by joining the UWC @ IUPUI server (we recommend using the Chrome browser) or phone at 317-274-2049 during our regular business hours. General questions can be sent to email@example.com.
Digital Community Coordinator: Questions regarding the UWC’s social media platforms and blog can be addressed to Rachel Cox (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Rachel Cox is a senior English–Writing & Literacy major and coordinator of the Digital Community Committee. Along with her degree in English with a concentration in Writing & Literacy, Rachel is pursuing minors in history and linguistics. As a coordinator in the University Writing Center, she is responsible for overseeing the front-facing digital communications for the UWC to the broader IUPUI community. She, along with two of her colleagues, presented at the Spring 2020 East Central Writing Centers Association conference about the ways in which writing centers can humanize themselves in digital formats. Before she was coordinator, she facilitated the restructuring of the UWC blog, The Writer’s Block. Outside of work and school, she is an avid reader who enjoys spending time with her family and pet cat, as well as occasionally embroidering to destress.
Language & Cultural Diversity Across Campus Coordinator: Questions regarding LCDAC programming–including the UWC’s Difficult Conversations Series–can be addressed to Ethan Marley (email@example.com).
Ethan Marley is a senior English-Creative Writing major and the coordinator of the Language and Cultural Diversity Across Campus committee. Along with writing, he is studying to receive a certificate and film studies, as well as minors in history and literature. Within the University Writing Center, his work focuses on the decolonization of language, multiple Englishes, linguistic hierarchies, and the creation of on-campus and virtual events which will help spread these concepts to both the students and staff of IUPUI. When he takes a break from reading, writing, and watching movies, you can find him hiking with his girlfriend or laying around with his two cats.
Graduate Writing Coordinator: If you have questions about graduate writing support and programming offered by the UWC, please visit the Graduate Writers page on our website or reach out to Brandilyn Worrell (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Brandilyn Worrell is in her second year of IUPUI’s English M.A. program with a Certificate in Teaching Writing. She is passionate about working with writers holistically and is currently crafting her thesis regarding Graduate Writer Support. Within the University Writing Center, she puts this research to work to aid in the creation and maintenance of graduate programming such as graduate writing groups, write-on-site meetings, and various workshops. When not consulting or writing, her time is occupied by caring for her cat, Yusef; learning about cryptozoology and Modernist writers; and spending time with her family.
Online & Communication Resources Coordinator: If you would like information regarding communications or technology at the UWC, please address questions to Cory Pettit (email@example.com).
Cory Pettit is a third year Political Science and English student with a focus on written and spoken communications as they relate to leadership and communities. As OCR Coordinator, he shares responsibility for the management of the University Writing Center’s Discord server, website, and for general technological and communication concerns which may arise within day-to-day operations. Outside of working at the UWC and studying writing center pedagogy, Cory is usually doing homework, playing video games, or doing more homework.
Research & Assessment Coordinator: Questions about UWC student research and assessment practices should be addressed to Alexa Quezada (firstname.lastname@example.org) and also sent to UWC DIrector Marilee Brooks-Gillies (email@example.com).
Alexa Quezada is a first year graduate student in the M.A. in English program. She also received her B.A. in English from IUPUI and worked at the University Writing Center (UWC) during that time. As the Research & Assessment Coordinator, Alexa provides undergraduate and graduate writing consultants with research support and facilitates the UWC’s four-fold assessment approach, which includes consultant observations, consultant-self-assessments, writer surveys, and administrative focus groups. In addition, she oversees the management of the UWC archive, which maintains historical documents from the Center, and the UWC library of Writing Center and Writings Studies texts. Her research in the UWC has centered on neurodiversity, disability, and accessibility. When not in class or at work, Alexa reads, knits, writes poetry, and edits for genesis, and serves as the Graduate Advisor for the English Club @ IUPUI.
Assistant Director: Questions about our schedule, daily operations, and scheduling workshops should be sent to Assistant Director Kelin Hull (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Kelin Hull is a Visiting Lecturer of English and Assistant Director of the University Writing Center where she has the primary responsibility for managing the daily operations of the Writing Center. Primary duties include overseeing the schedule, providing professional development programming for consultants, supervising consulting, participating in campus outreach, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate consultants engaged in program development across three locations (two physical, one online). Her scholarship is positioned within cultural rhetorics and writing center studies with an emphasis on the rhetoric of community. She has presented at international and regional writing center conferences and is the founder of Kindness Week at the University Writing Center. Her current projects focus on emotion and emotional labor, power dynamics, identity, and decolonial and antiracist pedagogies in writing centers. Outside of her professional life, Kelin is an avid cook, gardener, hiker, and traveler who loves adventuring with her family and snuggling with her two cats.
Director: Questions about UWC administration, program development, and research collaborations should be sent to Director Dr. Marilee Brooks-Gillies (email@example.com).
Dr. Marilee Brooks-Gillies is an Assistant Professor of English and the Director of the University Writing Center where she has the primary responsibility for enacting the long-term mission and vision of the UWC, implementing strategic plans, and maintaining administrative oversight of the UWC. She is responsible for cultivating long-term relationships across the university, representing the UWC in the English Department, the School of Liberal Arts, and the broader IUPUI community. She mentors undergraduate and graduate consultants conducting writing center research, and mentors consultants with leadership roles in the UWC. She recruits consultants, teaches the writing center education course, and works with the Assistant Director to support ongoing consultant education. Her scholarship is situated within cultural rhetorics and writing center studies with an emphasis on place-making in communities of practice. Her work has been published in the Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics, The Peer Review, Across the Disciplines, Harlot, and enculturation. Her current projects focus on antiracist and decolonial pedagogies, power dynamics, emotional labor, assessment practices, and professional development in writing centers. When she’s not writing, mentoring, or teaching, she enjoys hiking with her family and crocheting.