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Our Staff

The Writing Center is staffed by graduate students. Each staff member has at least a Bachelor’s degree and is pursuing an M.A., M.F.A., or Ph. D in an English discipline.

Deidre Garriott


Dr. Deidre Garriott, Instructor


Assistant Director

Brittany (she/her)

Brittany is First-Year English instructor and is trained to teach Business Writing as well as Technical and Professional Communication. She has tutored in several Writing Centers and has specific experience working with ESL students. Her MFA background makes her partial to creative writing, but she also enjoys helping students craft strong personal statements for job and/or graduate school applications.


Assistant Director

Claire (she/her)

Claire is a Composition & Rhetoric Doctoral Student and a writing instructor. She researches writing pedagogy and the history of writing instruction in the university. Claire enjoys working with students from all disciplines to achieve their composing goals, and she especially enjoys discussing argumentation and organization.



Laiken (she/her)

Laiken is a first-year PhD student in the English Department specializing in Rhetoric and Composition. Her research interests include identity and academic discourse, composition pedagogy, and rhetorical theory. Laiken graduated from Washington College with a B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. In her free time, Laiken loves reading fantasy novels, exploring nature, and spending time with friends. While Laiken works with people from a wide variety of disciplines, she especially enjoys supporting students in FYE. She also has experience in resume and cover letter writing. 

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