Meet the Tutors
|Jessica Bonner||Jessica is a third-year graduate student in the English Department. She graduated in 2010 from Samford University with a dual-major BA degree in English and Communication Studies. Jessica enjoys volunteering, sewing, and reading works not required for school.||Student feedback: "I learned a lot. Jessica knew exactly what my essay needed!"|
|Alex Brown||Alex is a first-year graduate student in the English department. She graduated from The University of Alabama in May 2012 with a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in English. Here at UAB, Alex is getting a Master's in English with a concentration in literature.||Student feedback:"Alex was really helpful! She helped me focus on all my problems within the paper, how to look for them, and how to correct them."|
|Ashley Burge||Ashley is an adjunct instructor who teaches English 101 and 102.||Student feedback: "Ashley is a great tutor and definitely helped me get started with my essay."|
|Susan Cook||Susan is an adjunct instructor who teaches English 101 and 102. She is our online tutor||Student feedback: "My tutor had a great attitude and was very helpful."|
Michael is a first year undergrad majoring in Philosophy. Currently working the UWC front desk, he hopes to join the Peace Corps after graduation. He enjoys traveling, hiking, and learning about new cultures.
Student feedback: "The staff is so nice, and I found mistakes that I couldn't have found on my own."
|David Hornbuckle||David is a second-year graduate student who also teaches English 102. This semester, David is serving as Assistant Director of the writing center. He is also a published novelist and sings in a rock and roll band.||Student feedback: "Thank you so much for your unique insights, comments and suggestions."|
|Melba Major||Melba is one of two tutors who answer questions from Ask-a-Tutor. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Antioch University Los Angeles. She is currently pursuing an MA in English with a concentration in Rhetoric and Composition. Her work has appeared in The Citron Review and the Southern Women's Review. When not reading and writing, Melba enjoys gallivanting with her phenomenal canine companion Nikita.||Student feedback: "She was very helpful. Thanks!"|
|Bethany Mitchell||Bethany Mitchell graduated from UAB with a BA in journalism. Currently, she is pursuing her MA in creative writing at UAB. She is the nonfiction editor at the nationally known publication Poem Memoir Story and a staff member of Birmingham Poetry Review. She served as the Managing Editor and Fiction/Nonfiction Editor of UAB’s Aura Literary Arts Review. Her published work includes a variety of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and photography that has appeared in publications such asThe Trussville Tribune, The Pioneer, Aura, and Wingspan Literary Arts Review.||Student feedback: "Thank you Bethany. You asked awesome questions that made me think. I have confidence I can write a super paper."|
|Brynn Nightenhelser||Brynn is the writing center's ESL specialist. She recently finished a Master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has taught ESL/EFL in many U.S. community programs, as well as in the Dominican Republic and Paraguay.||Student feedback: "She is so kind and knowledgable. I would love to have her help along with any task. Thanks!"|
|Stephanie Shelton||Stephanie is a first-year graduate student in the English Department. She once sang the national anthem at the Talledega 500, but she doesn't know anything about NASCAR.||Student feedback: "Stephanie was an amazing tutor. She knew exactly what I was lacking and helped me with it."|
|Mike Stowell||Mike is a second-year graduate student who also teaches English 101. He graduated from Auburn University in 2007 with a BA in Radio, Television & Film. He enjoys playing guitar.||Student feedback:" Mike is informative, helpful and optimistic. Thanks!"|
|Jaclyn Wells||Jaci is director of the UWC and an assistant professor of English. She graduated with a Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition from Purdue University and spent two years as an assistant professor at the University of Southern Indiana before coming to UAB. She enjoys reading, teaching writing, and conducting research to see who really has the best barbeque in Birmingham.||Student feedback: "I love the WC!"|
|Judy Wilson||Judy is an adjunct instructor who teaches English 091 and 102. A Chicago native, she holds an MSEd from Northwestern and an MA in English from UAB. She also enjoys acting and is involved in community theater.||Student feedback: "Judy was great! She really gave me points that will help me complete my assignment with less stress! I have a clear understanding now!"|
|David Vinson||David is a second-year graduate student who also teaches English 102. He handles questions from Ask-a-Tutor.||Student feedback: "I came out knowing exactly what I wanted to know."|