Who We Are

Our Staff

Our current staff is comprised of...

  • 69 undergraduate and graduate peer writing consultants
  • 3 graduate consultants (2 are full-time graduate assistants)
  • 3 student receptionists
  • 1 full-time COT-3 (Office Coordinator)
  • 1 half-time AP coordinator (Writing Center Coordinator)
  • 1 full-time director (AP) (Writing Center Director)


Most of our consultants come from majors like...

English -- Literature & Linguistics


Education -- Elementary, Secondary, and CSAT Special Education

Biology -- General Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Science, and Cellular & Molecular Biology

Psychology - General Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience

Liberal Studies


Public, Nonprofit, and Health Administration

Communications -- Communication Studies and Advertising & Public Relations

Business -- General Business, Business Management, and Accounting

Social Work

Some consultants come from other majors like...


Film & Video




Political Science


Recreational Therapy

Information Science

Exercise Science


Conferences & Awards



Since 2004, peer writing consultants from GVSU have regularly attended and made presentations at the following conferences: 


ECWCA 2018

Consultants traveled to The Ohio State University in March of 2018 to present on topics related to Linguistic Diversity, Student Publications, Writing for Business, and High-impact Learning among Consultants. 


Going to conferences allows consultants and administrators to

  • Share current work at GV
  • Learn from others in our field
  • Collect new strategies, friendships, and ideas for future work
  • Practice professionalism among academics

Here are just a couple of significant accomplishments made by our consultants over the years:

  • In 2016, we sent 6 consultants, our Writing Center Coordinator, and the Director of Writing Across the Curriculum to East Central Writing Centers Association conference in Alliance, OH; these consultants presented on topics including Multimodal Consulting, Personality Types in the Writing Center, Faculty Collaboration with Writing Centers, Legal Writing Consulting, and Language Diversity among Writing Center Clients.
  • In 2015, we sent 3 consultants and our Writing Center Coordinator to the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing; the presentations covered topics including Multimodal Consulting, Mission Statements Composition and Implications, and Integrating Visual Learning Materials into Writing Center Practice. 
  • In 2014, the Fred Meijer Center for Writing and Michigan Authors hosted the Michigan Writing Centers Association conference. 
  • In 2012, Dale Johnson won Tutor of the Year at the East Central Writing Center Association conference. 

We are proud of the consultants' professional development and the scholarship they produce!

History of the Writing Center

Much of who we are today is owed to where we've come from. Follow the History of the Writing Center link to learn more about how we started!



Have other questions? Stop in and visit! Or call us at 331-2922.

Page last modified August 10, 2018