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Our Staff

The Writing Center is staffed by graduate students. Each staff member has at least a Bachelor’s degree and is pursuing an M.A., M.F.A., or Ph. D in an English discipline.

Deidre Garriott
Director

Dr. Deidre Garriott, Instructor

Lily Howard-Hill
Assistant Director

Lily Howard-Hill

Lily Howard-Hill is a second-year PhD student in the English department, specializing in composition and rhetoric. Her research interests include labor studies, writing program administration, and the intersections of pop culture and rhetoric. Lily is a big fan of English breakfast tea, Her Majesty, and Patrick Stewart. She can also drop a Disney reference into any conversation and, when not tutoring, can quite frequently be heard singing Disney songs and/or showtunes.
Michael Kennedy
Assistant Director

Michael Kennedy

 

Michael Kennedy is a third-year Ph.D. student in the English department, specializing in rhetoric and composition. His primary research interests include the rhetorics of peace negotiations, critical theory studies, feminist theories and epistemologies, and continental philosophy. Personal interests include but are not limited to: musicals (especially Spring Awakening), purple (the color), black coffee, and helping you with your writing!
Lindsey Kim
Assistant Director

Lindsey Kim

Lindsey Kim is a PhD candidate with the Department of English specializing in Composition and Rhetoric. Her research interests include technical & professional communication, digital privacy, surveillance studies, and gender studies. When she isn't spending time with family, Lindsey enjoys watching movies (particularly documentaries or horror films!), playing video games, or reading books on topics that have nothing to do with her research.
Thomas Bedenbaugh
Tutor

Thomas Bedenbaugh

My name is Thomas Bedenbaugh and I am a first year M.A. in English with a focus on transatlantic modernism and feminist theory! Outside of school I love to watch rom coms, play music, and sleep in (when I have the chance)!
Dominique Barbee
Tutor

Dominique Barbee

Dominique Barbee is a first-year MFA student in the English department, specializing in writing poetry.  Her primary writing/research interests include hurricanes, Louisiana culture and history, Southern literature, modernism, and Russian history and literature. In her personal time, she enjoys riding horses, spending time with her puppy Chicory and her cat Abita, strange surrealist movies, crawfish, making artist books, and hiking among other things.
David Kim
Tutor

Hyunwook (David) Kim

Hyunwook (David) Kim is a first-year Ph.D. student in the English department, specializing in 19th Century American literature and Asian-American Literature. His primary research interests include biopolitics, ethnic and cultural studies, and English grammar. Personal interests include but are not limited to: swimming, navy (the color), travel, and helping you with your writing!
Annie Kolle
Tutor

Annie Kolle

Annie Kolle is a first year MFA candidate, specializing in fiction. Since graduating from Tufts University in 2016, she has taught 8th grade English and worked as an assistant to a literary agent. She spends her free time reading, writing, and playing with her mastiff puppy, Gately.
Nicole McCafferty
Tutor

Nicole (Niky) McCaffety

Nicole (Niky) McCaffety is from originally from Austin, TX and is a first year M.F.A. student in Creative Writing for poetry. Some of her favorite poets include Solmaz Sharif, Marie Howe, Maggie Nelson, and Nancy Huang. Niky considers all writing to be creative and is excited to collaborate on your work!
Victoria Mullis
Tutor

Victoria Mullis

Victoria Mullis is from Franklin, Indiana. She is a first year MFA student in the Poetry program here at SC.
Kersey Reynolds
Tutor

Kersey Reynolds

Kersey Reynolds is a first-year MA student in English, with a background in medieval/early modern literature and linguistics. Her futher research interests include gender and archetype studies, the Southern Gothic, and indigenous language conservation efforts, particularly in the UK. Outside of the Writing Center, she can be found enjoying crime shows and the outdoors, both in the peerless company of her dog Jack.

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