Writing Center Staff
Dr. Tony Jasnowski, Director
Tony Jasnowski has taught at Bellevue University since 1993. He received his BA in English from the University of Dallas, his MA in English from UNL, and his PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from UNL as well. Besides teaching all levels of English composition at Bellevue University, he also teaches regularly in the Signature Series, for which he served as Campus Director for several years before accepting the position of Writing Center Director. When possible, he tries to keep up with his writing of poetry and short fiction. He’s had poems, short stories, and an article published in the Cumberland Poetry Review, Poetic Expressions, Lake Effect, Short Story, Hereditas, Catholic Exchange, and Writing on the Edge.
Linda Ruoff, Consultant
Linda Ruoff received her BA in English from Bellevue College, and her MA in English from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). She taught both levels of composition at UNO as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, taught eleven separate courses at Bellevue University, and helped to design several online courses at BU, as well. She is experienced in all levels of composition. Linda was adjunct English faculty at Bellevue University for over ten years. She later moved over to the Writing Center as a consultant. Linda enjoys crocheting, walking in the forest with her daughter, playing on the internet, and watching Star Trek. Her favorite Star Trek movie is Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
Melissa McDonald, Consultant
Melissa McDonald works with online and face-to-face students in the writing center. She holds a BA in English from Nicholls State University and an MA in English from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In past years, she has taught first-year composition, technical writing, and literature courses and has worked in various university writing centers as a writing consultant. She also has experience as a journal and a newsletter editor, a webmaster, and a writer. She has published articles in the Journal of College Writing and Honor Cord. Currently, she is serving as co-editor of the Nebraska Writing Center Consortium’s e-newsletter. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, reading, writing, and cross stitching.
Harley Trimble, Consultant
Harley Trimble received his BA in English with an emphasis in writing and rhetoric from UNL in 2005. He then went on to obtain his MA in English from UNO in 2008, focusing his studies on American Literature. During his time at UNO, he worked in the Writing Center and taught English Composition as a TA for the English department. Harley's personal and educational interests include pop culture studies, philosophy, and youth literature.
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