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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

Director

Dr. Deidre Garriott, Instructor

Elizabeth (Beth) Dellinger

Assistant Director

Elizabeth (Beth) Dellinger

 

Beth Dellinger is a third-year Ph.D. student in the English Department, specializing in post-1945 American literature. Her primary research interests include ecopoetics, documentary poetries, and poetry by women. For fun, she enjoys drinking tea, getting outside to hike or run, learning new things, and, when she has the chance, making pottery.

Christina Xan

Assistant Director

Christina Xan

 

Christina Xan is a poet, playwright, photographer, and Adjunct Professor of English at the University of South Carolina. She graduated with her M.A. in English from UofSC, where she is now pursuing her Ph.D. with a focus on Southern Literature and Women’s and Gender Studies. She has tutored at three universities and presently tutors concurrently at Allen University. In her spare time, she spreads education about art on the Board of Directors at The Jasper Project and sharpens her mom skills to spoil her cats, Fitz and Pepper.

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Tutor

Alana, she/they

Alana, an interdisciplinary creative from Providence, R.I., is a first-year M.F.A. student in poetry. Their favorite things include chocolate oat milk, dogs, the color yellow and listening to music before bed.

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Tutor

Alexandra, she/her

I am a first-year M.A. student in the English Department, specializing in 19th-century English literature. My research interests include the Gothic, monsters, and dark romance. I love to write novels, work on improving my digital art, watch movies, and, most importantly, spend what time I can with my beagle, Maggie.

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Tutor

Briley, he/him

Briley is a first-year M.F.A student at The University of South Carolina. He is from Lawton, Oklahoma.

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Tutor

David, he/him

David is a first-year English M.A. student in the English department, taking particular interest in women's literature and British literature of the 19th/20th centuries. David graduated cum laude in 2019 from UofSC with a degree in English with a concentration in Secondary Education. Outside of reading and writing, David loves going to concerts, rewatching old SNL episodes, and waiting for One Direction to get back together.

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Tutor

Hannah, she/her

Hannah is a first-year M.F.A Creative Writing student in fiction. She graduated from Clemson University with degrees in American Sign Language and English with a concentration in Writing and Publication Studies. She is a former Walt Disney World cast member and has a pet rabbit named Turtle.

Senior Tutor

Senior Tutor

Hyunwook, he/him

Hyunwook is a second-year Ph.D. student in the English Department, specializing in contemporary Asian-American literature. His primary research interests include ethnic literature and American comics. For fun, he enjoys watching movies and doing new sports activities.

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Tutor

Jake, they/them

Jake is a first-year Creative Writing M.F.A student at UofSC, concentrating the poetry. They graduated from the University of Georgia with a dual B.A. in English and Sociology. Prior to that, they tutored in writing at a small two-year college. Although working on their poetry is their primary focus currently, they maintain many literary research interests including comics theory, animal standpoint criticism, children's literature, queer literature, disability in literature, posthumanism, and fantasy genre studies. Among their innumerable hobbies are singing, reading and collecting tarot, watching copious amounts of anime and cartoons, and -of course- reading.

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Tutor

Kaitlyn, she/her

Kaitlyn is a first-year M.F.A student in the English Department, specializing in short fiction and novels. She graduated from Presbyterian College with a bachelors in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. In 2018, her short story "Helpless" was published by Z Publishing House, establishing a spot in South Carolina's Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction. Her hobbies include but are not limited to digital art, worshiping Critical Role, and having extensive, one-sided conversations with her cat, Jasper.

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Tutor

Kenny, he/him

Kenny is a first-year graduate student pursuing an M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition, specializing in cultural studies and rhetorics of science. He received a bachelors in chemistry with a minor in English from Texas A&M University College Station and is now branching out into the humanities.

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Tutor

Madeline, she/her

Madeline, first-year student in the English and American literature master's program, is a recent graduate from DePauw University. Her research interests include early modern women writers, anthropocene literature, and modernist fiction. In her free time, she likes to cook, play with her dog, and go down rabbit holes of tangential thought.

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Tutor

Samantha (Sam), she/her

Samantha is a first-year M.F.A. student in the English Department.  Outside poetry, her interests include photography, swimming and hiking, cooking, and gardening.


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