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Kelly Webster, M.A. in Literature, The University of California, Santa Cruz.  Teaching Fellow and Lecturer, UCSC Writing Program 1999-2003;  Composition Department, Cabrillo College 2002-2003; Co-director of The Writing Center, Chemeketa Community College 2004-2008; English Department Faculty, Chemeketa Community College 2003-2008; UM Writing Center Director and Tutor 2008-present.


Associate Directors

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Jake Hansen, M.A. in Teaching English, The University of Montana.  High School English Instructor 2003-2005; Institute Fellow, Montana Writing Project 2006; UM Writing Center Tutor 2006-present; UM Writing Center Associate Director 2009-present. 

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Gretchen McCaffrey, Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, The University of Oregon.  Lecturer and Research Professional in cell biololgy 1987-2005; UM Writing Center Tutor 2005-present; UM Writing Center Associate Director 2008-present.


2012-2013 Tutors

Tom Staff Photo Tom Bateridge, M.S. in Geology (Hydrology Emphasis), The University of Montana.  M.S. in Soil Science, Montana State University.  Diploma de Estudios Hispanicos, Universidad de Granada, Spain.  High School Earth Science Teacher 1969-1972.  Hydrologist and Water Resources Consultant 1978-2007.  Spanish Tutor 1994-1998.  UM Writing Center Tutor 2003-Present.
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Jerri Balsam, M.A., in English, The University of Montana.  High School and Middle School Instructor 1975-1984; Adult Education Instructor 1991-1992; LINC Educational Exchange Program 1999-2003; UM Writing Center Tutor 2007-present. 

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Sierra Bellows, M.F.A. in Creative Writing, University of Virginia. Managing Online Curator, Social Media Today 2012-present; Fiction Faculty, Sweet Briar College Creative Writing Conference 2012-2013; Associate Editor, Virginia Magazine 2008-2012; Writing Instructor, University of Virginia 2008-2011; University of Virginia Writing Tutor 2006-2008; UM Writing Center Tutor 2013-present.

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Judith Bledsoe, M.A. in English, The University of Montana. High School English Teacher 2007-2009; Development and Membership Coordinator, Tohono Chul Park 2006-2008; Government Documents and Maps Staff, Mansfield Library 2004-2006; Community Education Volunteer, U.S. Peace Corps; UM Writing Center Tutor 2012-present.

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Jacob Coolidge, M.A. in Sociology, The University of Montana. Adjunct Instructor, UM Sociology Department 2012; UM Sociology Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant 2011-2012; UM Moodle Consultant 2011-2012; UM Writing Center Tutor 2012-present.

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Susan Detwiler, M.S.Ed., Bank Street College of Education. Reading Specialist, Rye Elementary School 2006-2011; Teacher, International School of Prague and New York Public School 234 2001-2006; Youth Program Facilitator, Women’s Resource Center 2000-2001; Education Coordinator, Boys and Girls Club 1999; Teaching Assistant, Headstart 1999; UM Writing Tutor 2013-present.


Picture of Jana Jana Hood, M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and M.A. in Language and Literature, Columbia University Teachers College. Director, English Language Institute at The University of Montana 2004-2011. Lecturer, English Department, Charles University in Prague 1999-2004. Director, Center for Languages, Anglo-American College, Prague 1998-1999. Soros Teaching Fellow and Fulbright Lecturer, English Department at The University of Western Bohemia 1996-1998. Teacher, Missoula County Public School District 1973-1996. Teaching Fellow, Harvard Summer School 1992. UM Writing Center Tutor 2011-present.
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picture of Jessica Jessica Jones, Graduate Student, M.A. in Literature and Teaching English, The University of Montana. College of Wooster First-Year Seminar Faculty and Advisor 2007-2011; College of Wooster Writing Center Consultant and Outreach Liaison 2007-2011; Akron Art Museum Outreach Educator; UM Writing Center Tutor 2012-present.
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Robert Lee, M.F.A. in Creative Writing/Poetry, The University of Montana.  U.S. Postal Service 1972-2002; Angler Education Program 2000-2002; Missoula Writing Collaborative Teacher 2006-present; Resident Writing Teacher, Hydaburg, Alaska 2008-present; UM Writing Center Tutor 2009-present.

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Lauren Leslie, M.F.A. in Creative Writing, The University of Montana. Adjunct Writing Instructor, The University of Montana 2010-present; Writing Assessment Reader 2012-present; Writing Placement Coordinator 2009; UM Writing Tutor 2013-present.

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Demetra Perros, M.F.A. in Creative Writing/Nonfiction, Emerson College; ESL Tutor, Tokyo International University of America 2007-2010; Undergraduate Composition Instructor, Southeast Missouri State University 2010; TESOL Certificate, TEFL International. Writing Consultant, Emerson College 2011-2013; Writing/Reading Instructor, EF International Language School 2012; ESL Instructor, TEFL International, Corinth, Greece, 2010; UM Writing Center Tutor 2014-present.

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Nathalie Wolfram, Ph.D. in English, Yale University. Teaching Fellow, Yale University 2009-2011; Writing Tutor, Yale University Writing Center 2009-2011; Teaching Assistant, The Fulbright Commission 2006-2007; UM Writing Center Tutor 2012-present.

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