Director, Global Communication Center
Office: BH 145A
I have a Ph.D. in English with a focus on computers and writing from the University of Texas, Austin. Before coming to CMU, I was a Professor and Director of Composition at the University of Louisville. My interests are in scientific and technical communication, engineering writing, and data visualization. I look forward to learning from CMU students as we work together on a variety of projects.
Diana Awad Scrocco
Associate Director, Global Communication Center
Office: BH 245-A
I have a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition as well as a B.A. in English and Psychology and an M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition. My dissertation research focused on the argumentative strategies that novice and expert physicians use. I have been tutoring in university and online writing centers for over nine years, and I have experience writing in the humanities and social sciences. My areas of expertise in writing include brainstorming, clarifying arguments, considering persuasive appeals, organizing ideas, and writing from sources.
I am a masters student in the Literary and Cultural Studies program. I have several years' worth of experience as a writing tutor. My areas of expertise include History and Creative Writing, and I particularly enjoy working with students on issues of organization and clarity.
I graduated from Brandeis University in 2010 with bachelors degrees in English, Creative Writing, and International Studies and a minor in Anthropology. At Carnegie Mellon, I’m working towards my Masters degree in Professional Writing. I have experience with academic writing – especially in the Humanities – as well as professional and informational writing. I also have experience in teaching and oral presentation.
I have a BA in Political Science from Drew University. My graduate school focus at CMU is Professional Writing. I spent the last few years working in non-profit direct services as a refugee resettlement caseworker. My goal is to meld my political science and professional writing skills to work as a communications director for a national or international refugee, asylum, or immigration advocacy organization. My current interests include technical writing, corporate communication, and cross-cultural communication. I think the way that two people from totally different cultural backgrounds negotiate conversations and understanding with each other is fascinating.
I graduated from Oberlin with a BA in English, and now I am pursuing my MA in Rhetoric at CMU. I'm most proficient in reviewing papers for English courses, but I also have experience at the introductory level with science courses in Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Psychology, and Physics. I also speak Spanish fluently (although not perfectly), so if your first language is Spanish, I can be a good person to see.
I am a first-semester graduate student in the Masters of Professional and Technical writing program here at Carnegie Mellon. I graduated from Xavier University in May of 2012 with a BA in English and a minor in Psychology. As an undergraduate at Xavier, I worked as a writing tutor in Xavier’s writing center and as a copy editor for the Xavier Newswire
. During my graduate work, I plan to focus on non-profit communication and grant writing, as well as corporate and public relations communication; I hope to pursue a career in either of these fields. My tutoring specialties include personal essays, business writing, cover letters, research proposals, and essays for various applications.
My name is Maggie Goss and I was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I received my Bachelor of Arts from The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, where I majored in English and minored in Sociology. I am currently a Master's student in Rhetoric here at CMU and am interested in feminist rhetoric and writing center studies. My research examines how different writing conventions and genres influence a writer's composition process. At the moment, my long term goals are to gain more experience as a tutor in a university-based writing center and to work with a diverse group of students in their academic pursuits.
I am earning my MA in Rhetoric at Carnegie Mellon. I received my BA from Mount Holyoke College, where I majored in English and minored in History. My undergraduate mentoring work in speaking, arguing, and writing fostered my passion for writing center theory and practice. My academic interests lie in Journalism, History, Psychology, and Gender Studies, but I have experience in tutoring across the disciplines. I am particularly interested in gender-based and language-based discrimination in higher education. I look forward to engaging with the dynamic student body at Carnegie Mellon.
I earned my BA from the University of Vermont with a major in English and a minor in Political Science. I’m currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Literary and Cultural Studies with a primary focus on Women and Gender Studies, especially in early modern literature. For me, the most exciting stage of the writing process occurs after the initial drafting when writers can start making innovative connections and creating meaningful conclusions from their research.
I am originally from Seattle, Washington. I earned BAs in both English and Communications at Washington State University. My current endeavors have led me to Carnegie Mellon University in hopes of earning my Master's in Rhetoric.
I am studying Rhetoric as a graduate student at CMU. I’m excited to get to know a lot of new people from CMU and offer communications help when they need it. My undergraduate degrees are in English and Psychology, and I also completed minors in Women’s Studies and Writing. I like being able to push people on their ideas so that they include the points that seem obvious to them – and not everyone else. I also enjoy putting people through ‘Presentation Boot Camp,’ by working with them on how to construct PowerPoint presentations and speak to an audience.
I am a current CMU graduate student studying Rhetoric. In my undergraduate career I majored in Professional Writing and minored in Political Science. As such, my focus in graduate school is politics and media, especially how media influences politics. My previous writing center experience includes 3 years during my undergraduate study. I enjoy appointments that focus on brainstorming, organization, and other developmental aspects of the writing process. I have experience in research projects, technical writing, and creative non-fiction writing.