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Writing Center

Writing Center

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


Dr. Deidre Garriott, Instructor


Fiona (she/her)

Fiona is a first-year MFA student in poetry. She enjoys helping students at all stages of the writing process, including pre-writing, drafting, and revision.


Meg (she/her)
Assistant Director

Meg is a doctoral student at the University of South Carolina studying Composition and Rhetoric. Her background in English Education and Women’s and Gender Studies informs her critical research on gender-neutral language use, first-year composition textbooks, and rhetorical action and enaction to challenge linguistic violence in the U.S. Her aim is to continue the work of undoing systemic injustice through understanding and navigating complex terrains with rhetorical intentionality. Her work can be seen in Critical Sexuality Studies, Lavender Languages, and Everyday Life (Bloomsbury, 2024) and in Ex ӕquo 49 (2024).


Sam (she/her)
Assistant Director

Sam is a second year PhD student in Composition and Rhetoric and an English instructor at UofSC. She earned her both her BA (2021) and MA  (2023) in English from Winthrop University. While at Winthrop, she worked as a tutor in the WC at Winthrop University. Sam enjoys working with students across all disciplines and helping them strengthen their writing skills. 

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