Matt Duffus, Writing Center Director

Matt Duffus, Writing Center Director

Matt Duffus is an instructor in the Department of English Language and Literature, specializing in creative writing, composition, and post-Civil War American Literature. A writer of academic and creative work, his first novel, The Unhomecoming, will be published by SFK Press in August 2019.

Brittney Jones, Graduate Assistant

Brittney Jones, Graduate Assistant

Brittney Jones is pursuing her Master of Arts in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Before working in the Writing Center, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Psychology with a minor in Sociology at GWU. She is passionate about APA research-focused papers, helping graduate students with their writing, and brainstorming. In her free time, she enjoys eating Salt & Vinegar chips and going on occasional hikes. She aspires to one day be a Play Therapist and own DVD copies of all 9 seasons of The Office.

Emily Grace, Consultant

Emily Grace, Writing Consultant

Emily Grace is your stereotypical senior: stressed to the max and perpetually addicted to caffeine. When she is not struggling to shoulder the weight of the world – or at least her nursing coursework – she can be found hanging out with her rather odd friend group, binge watching a wide variety of shows on Netflix, or across the street in Kind mainlining coffee and avoiding responsibility. She enjoys making grossly inept attempts at painting and getting her grandma on with some needlepoint. Despite her left-brain academic pursuits, she began writing for her own enjoyment once she could pick up a crayon and has been churning out class papers like a pro since they became a regular occurrence.

tl;dr: She’s pretty awesome, so you should definitely drop by and see her when you need someone to obsess over books, semicolons, or papers with.

Jeremiah Hamby, Consultant

Jeremiah Hamby, Writing Consultant

Jeremiah Hamby is the most-experienced consultant in the Writing Center. This is the start of his third year in the Gardner-Webb School of Divinity and Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy’s Graduate program. His writing specialties include religion papers, Turabian and SBL citations and formatting, working on the structure of papers, and thinking outside the box. When he’s not working in the Writing Center, he enjoys playing French Horn and piano, exploring nature, working with youth and students at his church home, and being a connoisseur of coffee.

Sarah Johnson, Consultant

Sarah Johnson, Writing Consultant

Sarah Johnson is double majoring in Missiology and Teaching English as a Second Language. Her hope is to one-day teach English in another country, but for now, she finds joy in teaching here (and playing with her puppy!). Due to the numerous religion classes she has taken, Turabian is the style she is most comfortable with (though she has dabbled in MLA and APA also). Writing has not always come naturally to her, but she has learned strategies to overcome her challenges. She loves helping others overcome and discover how much they can learn through writing.

Maya Mallory, Consultant

Maya Mallory, Writing Consultant

Maya Mallory is a junior majoring in psychology. She is a member of the GWU track and field team. She is a lover of music and food. Her favorite thing to do in her free time is to take naps :) 

Hannah Roberts, Consultant

Hannah Roberts, Writing Consultant

Hannah Roberts is a senior English major with an emphasis in creative writing. She’s well-versed in MLA, and her passions include sci-fi/horror fiction and media like podcasts, movies, games, and television shows. She’s been editing for five years and hopes someday to join a writing team that creates stories with diverse characters who can inspire people to be a bit kinder to themselves and the world. Her dog, Lu, is the very best girl, and she works hard every day to reach her goal of making Lu the most ridiculously spoiled pup in the entire universe.

Christian Vaughan, Receptionist

Christian Vaughan is a human being and senior English major.

Kate Vriesema, Consultant

Kate Vriesema, Writing Consultant

Kate Vriesema is a senior English major with an emphasis in Creative Writing and a minor in Psychology. She enjoys editing papers in search of the tiniest grammatical errors and working with people to create a draft they can feel confident about. She feels most comfortable working with either MLA or APA documentation styles. When she’s not doing homework or working in the Writing Center, she can be found watching Netflix or reading YA books in her room.

Jacob Watson, Consultant

Jacob Watson, Writing Consultant

Jacob Watson is a Senior Economics/Finance Major. He spends his spare time playing all sorts of music on his acoustic and electric guitars. He also enjoys hiking through local mountain ranges and parks with friends when the weather is nice. His preferred citation style is MLA, with APA as a close second.

Callie West, Receptionist

Callie West, Receptionist

Callie West is always happy to help you in any way she can. She is now a sophomore and can hardly believe time has whizzed by so fast. Callie currently lives in Fort Worth, Texas, when she is not at school. She plans on majoring in English with a literature emphasis and a minor in History. Callie loves to read in her free time. In writing, Callie is very familiar with MLA and APA format, and she knows a tiny bit of Turabian format. She knows how to write various types of papers from research, to book reviews, to reflections, to creative stories.

Samantha Wilkie, Consultant

Samantha Wilkie, Writing Consultant

As a lover of all things book related, Samantha Wilkie is an aspiring high school English teacher who is excited to help others with any of their writing necessities. She is a second-year English and Secondary Education major in the Honors Program from good ole Hendersonville, North Carolina. She is most familiar with the writing style MLA. Beware, if the words Disney, Harry Potter, The Office, Parks and Rec, the nineties, or The Perks of Being a Wallflower are said in her presence, she will go off on an involuntary tangent.