who we are
The Knowledge Market is a partnership between the Library Research Center, Digital Creator Lab, Writing Center, and Speech Lab. Belonging to three different colleges across the university, the key to our partnership is shared vision and active collaboration. For information about the Knowledge Market, please contact Jennifer Torreano, Knowledge Market Manager for the University Libraries.
Library Research Center
Jennifer Torreano (she/her) is the Knowledge Market Manager for the Grand Valley State University Libraries. She earned her Master’s degree in higher education at GVSU. Jennifer is responsible for the Library Research Center and the coordination of the Knowledge Market, a collaborative partnership between the Library Research Center, Digital Creator Lab, Writing Center, and Speech Lab. Her research interests include peer learning, student development, and the intersections of cognitive bias and information literacy.
Digital Creator Lab
Gabrielle Miller is the Digital Student Experience Coordinator at Grand Valley State University and coordinates the Digital Creator Lab. Gabrielle earned their Bachelors of Science degrees in Biology and Liberal Studies at Oklahoma State University. They also have a Master’s degree in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a minor in Queer Studies from Oregon State University. Their research focused on practices of Black and Native storytelling as meaningful paradigms for thinking through Black and Native liberation. Gabrielle enjoys reading, going to the movies, swimming, and spending time with their family.
Patrick Johnson is the full-time Director of the Fred Meijer Center for Writing and Michigan Authors. He earned his Master's degree in Rhetoric and Composition from Washington State University, followed by several years of work as a writing tutor, teacher, and Writing Center Coordinator. His scholarship and presentations have focused on small-group tutoring, program assessment, teaching, and tutor training. He enjoys movies, books, and games from any medium or genre, hates pickles, and has an inexplicable love of rain.
Meredith Fedewa holds the position of Writing Center Specialist. She is responsible for developing and offering professional development and other training opportunities for writing consultants. Meredith received her bachelor's degree in English and secondary education from Grand Valley, and is currently pursuing a master's degree in English. Her current research interests include navigating self-care in an all online workspace, and discovering new virtual methods of interactive online training.
Isaac Simon is a Laker alum who has taught at Grand Valley since 2017. During his undergrad and graduate studies at GVSU, Isaac Simon served as a speaking consultant and graduate assistant with the GVSU Speech Lab and an ambassador for the Office for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship. He was also an S3 student scholar who conducted research on the effects of deception on memory. In addition to teaching, Isaac Simon currently serves as a coach for the GVSU Speech Team and the Interim Director of the Speech Lab.