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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 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, and her teaching experience includes first-year composition, technical writing, and literature courses. Melissa also has 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, and she was co-editor of the Nebraska Writing Center Consortium’s e-newsletter in 2008-09. She has also volunteered as a judge for the Norman Mailer High School and College Writing Awards for the past several years. Outside the Writing Center, Melissa is always keeping busy, and she enjoys reading, writing, cross stitching, and many other things.

Stacey Storer, Consultant

Stacey Storer works face-to-face with students in the Bellevue University Campus Writing Center. She holds a BA in Liberal Studies and a BA in Communications (both with Summa Cum Laude honors), and a MA in Managerial Communications. Stacey was able to complete a five-year Master’s degree plan in three years with Bellevue University; for the entirety of her academic journey she was on the Dean’s Scholar’s List, the recipient of multiple scholarships for academic excellence, and received multiple Celebration of Student Writing awards. Stacey takes great pride in having past professors currently use her compositions in their curriculums, as well as her artwork in BU-sponsored community projects. She has been an Air Force spouse for two decades, has taught writing skills within the Department of Defense School System, and is dedicated to inspiring an equal balance of creativity and professionalism in all the students she serves. In her free time, Stacey likes to read, paint, refinish antiques, garden, and spend time with her husband and miniature Dachshund, “Pepperoni”.

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