About Us


People in the writing center

At the Writing Center, we believe in the value of writers talking to writers about writing.

A number of academic disciplines understand this value as metacognition: awareness of the knowledge you have as you develop it, apply it, store it, retrieve it, and adapt it to new purposes. Our staff consists of graduate and undergraduate students trained in writing and collaborative tutoring strategies to encourage metacognition about writing so that you can address writing assignments and a range of writing purposes inside and outside of the classroom. In twenty-five minute sessions, through active discussion and modeling, our tutors work with you to address the writing questions you have at any stage of the writing process.

More broadly, through workshops and campus events, the Writing Center promotes an environment that celebrates writing as it cultivates the growth and creativity of all writers.


Bonnie Williams-Farrier

Bonnie Williams-Farrier

Writing Center Director

Bruce Swanlund

Writing Center Coordinator