Meet the WCC Staff

Jora Burnett, Peer Consultant

Jora Burnett, Peer Consultant

Hello! My name is Jora and I am an Art Education major. I'm here to help you with your writing needs from planning a paper to going over the final small details. I am handy in MLA, APA, and Chicago style writing, and I'm excited to work with you!

Rosa Cantu, Peer Consultant

Rosa Cantu, Peer Consultant

My name is Rosa and I am a Senior Psychology major with a concentration in Healthcare. After I graduate in the Spring, I plan on pursuing a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling or Social Work. I enjoy helping others fulfill their potential and love tutoring my peers! My specialty is in organization and structure. I have a knack for seeing how a paper should “flow.” I have always been the one my friends come to when they needed help with their writing, and I am so excited to be able to offer the same help to all of my peers at UTC!

Logan Clem, Peer Consultant

Logan Clem, Peer Consultant

Hi, I'm Logan. I am a senior English Literature major. I like brick walkways, old wooden chairs, and full coffee mugs. Bring me all of your literary or rhetorical analysis papers, research projects, and resumes/CVs. Whether you need help with developing a strong thesis, organizing ideas in your essay, or just getting that comma in the right place, make an appointment and come hang out.

Carson Cook, Peer Consultant

Carson Cook, Peer Consultant

Carson is a senior majoring in Communication and minoring in International Studies, and last year studied abroad at Vesalius College in Brussels, Belgium. She is happy to help any student organize their ideas, overcome writer’s block, or better understand rules of grammar.

Elaine Gunn, Graduate Assistant

Elaine Gunn, Graduate Assistant

I'm working to complete my MA in Rhetoric and Professional Writing. I sincerely love writing, especially collaboratively. My skills lean more toward application writing, research work, and literary analysis. As the graduate assistant, I'm available to work with both graduate students and undergraduates. I also work with the director and staff specialist, conducting writing center research and assisting with administrative operations.

J. Wolfe Harris, Peer Consultant

J. Wolfe Harris, Peer Consultant

I'm currently a sophomore majoring in Philosophy with a minor in French. Most of the time when I'm not in class or reading, I'm outside climbing. Climbing is a passion of mine and I try to do as often as I can. In the past year, I've traveled to Virginia, Las Vegas, and Yosemite for climbing trips. At the WCC, I enjoy helping people develop their thoughts and ideas into solid arguments.

Olivia Haynes, Peer Consultant

Olivia Haynes, Peer Consultant

Olivia is an English major who has worked in the WCC for two years. During that time, she has participated in two research projects on inclusion in the writing center. She enjoys working with analysis papers, specifically literature, rhetoric, and political science. She also likes dogs.

Samantha Lange, Peer Consultant

Samantha Lange, Peer Consultant

My name is Samantha Lange. I am a Senior here at UTC, and I am majoring in Secondary Education: English with a minor in English: Literature. I enjoy traveling, crocheting, coffee, reading, and listening to music. Need help with a paper? MLA or APA citations? Building a resume? I’m your gal! Even if you need to see whether your punctuation is correct, I can help! Hope to see you in the Writing and Communication Center.

Kate Sweat, Peer Consultant

Kate Sweat, Peer Consultant

Hi, I’m Kate. I’m a senior double-majoring in English Literature and Psychology. I enjoy food, reading, and sarcasm, and I would love to help you out with organizing your paper or building a thesis statement. Bring in your literary and rhetorical analysis papers, research papers, and any questions you have about MLA and APA citation styles, and I’d be happy to sit down and work with you.

Madison Witt, Peer Consultant

Madison Witt, Peer Consultant

Hey, my name is Maddie, and I’m a Junior Communications major and Spanish minor. I love helping students develop ideas and organize their papers. My favorite topics include environmental issues, music, food, and feminism. Got a rhetorical or literary analysis, resume or CV, or just don’t know how to get your paper started? Come make an appointment!

Beth Leahy, Director

Beth Leahy, Director

elizabeth-leahy@utc.edu

Dr. Leahy is the director of the WCC and is available for consultations with faculty and students. She especially enjoys helping faculty brainstorm ideas for writing assignments and working with students on applications for scholarships and graduate programs. She has an MA in English from the University of New Mexico and a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Arizona. She has taught college writing courses at UTC as well as in New Mexico and Arizona. She is over-reliant on coffee and probably too obsessed with her cats.

Agnes Fellner, Staff Specialist

Agnes Fellner, Staff Specialist

agnes-fellner@utc.edu

Agnes has an MA degree in English Language and Literature from Budapest, Hungary, where she grew up. She is happy to help with graduate or undergraduate assignments and talk to you about strategies that can help you become a better editor of your own work. If you are an ESL student, Agnes gladly shares her own experiences and the knowledge she gained from being a non-native speaker of English herself. She likes languages, obscure films, and Darth Vader.