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Director and Professor of Writing
Office Address: 117 Niemeyer
Phone: (616) 331-2540
After growing up mainly in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Roger Gilles earned a BA in creative and professional writing from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and an MFA in creative writing and a Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition from the University of Arizona in Tucson. At Grand Valley, he has directed the first-year writing program, chaired the English and Writing departments, and chaired the General Education Committee. With his colleague Dan Royer, Gilles co-edited Directed Self-Placement: Principles and Practices (Hampton, 2003), and he is author of Women on the Move: The Forgotten Era of Women’s Bicycle Racing (Nebraska, 2018).
Meijer Honors College Assistant
Office Address: 120 Neimeyer
Phone: (616) 331-3219
Robyn Toth has been working at Grand Valley State University since 1998. Originally from St. Joseph, MI she received her BBA in Human Resource Management from Western Michigan University and later completed a Master of Education in Higher Education as well as School Counseling from GVSU. Robyn enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters, watching her two daughters swim and play water polo, and read. As the Meijer Honors College Assistant she most enjoys talking with perspective students and their families as well as supporting current student and faculty in anyway that she can.
Senior Honors Academic and Enrichment Advisor
Office Address: 116 Niemeyer
Phone: (616) 331-8155
Kelly McDonell is one of the Academic and Enrichment Advisors in the Frederik Meijer Honors College. She is originally from the east side of Michigan and earned both her B.A. in English-Language Arts and M.Ed. in College Student Affairs Leadership from GVSU. Kelly enjoys running, golf, and crafts of any kind and she has a love for travel and has been to Ghana, Thailand, England, and Costa Rica. She enjoys that her job helps to support students and contribute to their success.
Honors Academic and Enrichment Advisor
Office Address: 132 Niemeyer
Phone: (616) 331-2838
Meg Marshall is an Academic and Enrichment Advisor in the Frederik Meijer Honors College and also facilitates a Live.Learn.Lead class in the Fall. Originally, from Tolland, Connecticut, Meg received a B.A in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island and an M.A in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University in Chicago. Meg’s previous work has centered around the disciplines of higher education, humanitarian aid, human rights, and mental health support. Meg has lived abroad including significant time in Belize and El Salvador and pursues artistic hobbies like photography and printmaking.