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The GWC offers one-to-one consultations for writers located at the University Park campus and online consultations for writers who are unable to visit University Park due to work or research.

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For Fall 2020, the GWC will be operating remotely. Please email gwc[dot]psu[at]gmail[dot]com to reach a consultant.


Get to Know Us

2019-2020 Consultants

Wendyliz Martinez earned an MS in Special Education from the City College of New York. At Penn State, she is an MA/PhD Student in the Department of English.





ShannonShannon McClellan Brooks is an MA/PhD Student in the Department of English, specializing in Rhetoric and Composition.




Ray RosasRaymond Rosas is a PhD student in the Department of English, specializing in Rhetoric and Composition.


2018-2019 Consultants

Michael Young, GWC Coordinator for Fall 2018 and Summer 2019, is a PhD student in Rhetoric and Composition. Michael researches at the intersections of rhetoric, gender, and religious studies. He has experience at Penn State teaching Rhetoric and Composition (English 15).



Layli Miron, GWC Coordinator for Summer 2018 and Spring 2019, is a PhD student in Rhetoric and Composition. Her research interests include rhetorics of immigration and religion. Layli has designed and taught first-year writing. She has also served as a graduate assistant for the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Penn State.



Gregory Coles is a PhD candidate in Rhetoric and Composition, with particular emphasis on the work of Kenneth Burke. He is (currently) intrigued by the intersections of Burkean theory and marginalized rhetorics, including but not limited to feminist rhetorics, racial minority rhetorics, sexual minority rhetorics, and non-Western rhetorics.




Photo of Jon OlsonJon Olson, GWC Director (on leave till Spring 2020), is a scholar in the field of rhetoric and composition who specializes in practices and theories of writing program administration, especially writing centers and writing-across-the-curriculum programs. He has a split appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of English and as the Scholar in Residence for Writing and Communication in Penn State Learning.



Photograph of Cheryl GlennCheryl Glenn, GWC Interim Director, is Distinguished Professor of English and Women’s Studies and Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric.

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