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Writing Center Staff

Dr. Amy Nejezchleb, Coordinator

Amy Nejezchleb received her Ph.D. in British Modernism from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, her M.A. in English and American Literature from Marquette University, and her B.A. in English and Visual Communications from Creighton University. In addition to her experience tutoring in the Writing Center during her graduate education and graduate-level coursework in Writing Center Administration, she has seven years’ experience teaching courses in composition, advanced composition, remedial or Basic English, British and American Literature, World Literature, and literary surveys. Nejezchleb has been published in New Hibernia Review, Is It about a Bicycle: Flann O'Brien in the 21st Century (Four Courts), Review of Contemporary Fiction, and The Parish Review. Additionally, she was awarded the Dissertation Research Assistantship, a university-wide, graduate fellowship, from Southern Illinois University Carbondale as well as the Research Assistantship for study in Ireland at the National University of Ireland Galway in conjunction with Irish and Immigration Studies in the Department of English at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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 Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from UNL. In addition to teaching all levels of English composition at Bellevue University, he also teaches regularly in the Kirkpatrick Signature Series. Jasnowski has 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.

Melissa McDonald, Consultant

Melissa McDonald is the Writing Center's online consultant. She holds a BA in English from Nicholls State University and an MA in English from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her teaching experience includes first-year composition, technical writing and literature courses. McDonald has also worked in various university writing centers as a writing consultant and is an experienced editor, Webmaster and writer. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of College Writing, Honor Cord and She was also co-editor of the Nebraska Writing Center Consortium’s e-newsletter in 2008-09. Outside the Writing Center, Melissa is always keeping busy. She enjoys reading, writing and cross-stitching.

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