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Graduate Writing Center Consultants

Melanie Thongs
PhD Physics
MFA Creative Writing – Nonfiction
Editor, WSU Professional Editing Service Center
GWC Consultant


Bill Engels
PhD English Literature
International Instructor of Writing 1998 – 2014
Former Principal of English Medium School in Bangladesh
Instructor of Writing at Spokane Falls Community College
GWC Consultant

Sherwin K. R. Sales
PhD Student Rhetoric and Composition, WSU
MA English
BA Literature and Creative Writing
Research Interests: composition studies, writing center theory, Filipino American studies, Asian American studies
GWC Consultant

Troy Rowden
MA Candidate Rhetoric and Composition, WSU
BA Philosophy & English and American Literature, University of Texas-El Paso
Research Interests: Identity, Writing Center Theory, Political Economy, Rhetoric and Composition
GWC Consultant and Outreach Coordinator


Richard Shafer
PhD Rural Sociology and Journalism, University of Missouri
Emeritus Professor of Journalism, University of North Dakota
Conducted journalism courses and workshops in 40+ countries for Fulbright, Soros Foundation and US State Department
GWC Consultant

Judy Sobeloff
MFA Creative Writing, University of Washington
MSW, University of Michigan
BA Psychology, Wesleyan University
Teaching Artist with the Idaho Commission on the Arts since 2004
Founder and Director, Moscow Community Creative Writing Workshop
GWC Consultant

Chris Duke
PhD Candidate Biological Sciences, WSU
MS Biology, Syracuse University
BS Biology/Zoology, Western Washington University
Research Interests: Restoration & Conservation of Endangered Ecosystems; Fish Physiology, Phenotypic Plasticity, & Genomics; Aquaculture Systems
GWC Consultant

Mohammad Nouman
MS Computer Science Candidate, WSU
BS Computer Engineering, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences
Research Interests: Healthcare IT, AI in Healthcare, Precision Medicine
GWC Consultant

Intissar Yahia
PhD Candidate Language, Literacy, and Technology, WSU
MA Applied Linguistics, Libyan Academy
BA English, University of Tripoli
Research Interests: Computer-assisted Language Learning, Second Language Writing, Composition Studies, Teaching Methods, Culture and Learning, and Adult Education
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