Faculty & Staff

Brenda Boyle Boyle, Brenda Boyle

Brenda Boyle
Faculty  |  English, International Studies, Queer Studies, Writing Center
Associate Professor, English/Writing Center Director
Barney-Davis Hall
316
740-587-5770
Service: 
2003-Present
Degree(s): 
A.B., Davidson College; M.A., University of Southern California; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University
Biography: 

As a member of the English faculty and Director of the Writing Center, Brenda Boyle is interested in American literature of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, with a special focus on issues of rhetoric, race, gender, sexuality, and disability. Her research and publications extend from the study of American masculinity's formations in war, especially the Vietnam War, to representations of gender and sexuality through disability, to gender in The Gilmore Girls. She teaches classes in composition and rhetoric, British and American modernism, the contemporary novel, fiction and non-fiction war narratives, and academic writing.

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Marlaine Browning Browning, Marlaine Browning

Marlaine Browning
Staff  |  Queer Studies, Writing Center
Assistant Director of the Writing Center
Higley Hall
103
740-587-6206
Service: 
2006-Present
Degree(s): 
B.A., University of Florida; M.F.A., Indiana University
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Heather Johnston Welliver Johnston Welliver, Heather Johnston Welliver

Heather Johnston Welliver
Staff  |  Academic Support & Enrichment
Associate Director
Doane Administration
102
740-587-6483
Service: 
2009-Present
Degree(s): 
B.S., M.S., University of Dayton
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Heidi Trace Trace, Heidi Trace

Heidi Trace
Staff  |  Academic Support & Enrichment
Administrative Assistant
Doane Administration
102
740-587-6666
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Jennifer Grube Vestal Vestal, Jennifer Grube Vestal

Jennifer Grube Vestal
Staff  |  Academic Support & Enrichment
Associate Dean of Students/Director of Academic Support & Enrichment
Doane Administration
102
740-587-6666
Service: 
1999-Present
Degree(s): 
B.A. Miami University M.A. The Ohio State University
Biography: 

When a student meets with Academic Support & Enrichment staff, our conversation does not focus only on academic classes or “study tips.” Instead, we talk about how all aspects of a student's life are helping to shape his or her academic experience. Put differently, “when life gets in the way” of being a student, it's a safe place to talk out options and implications of managing the issue while balancing multiple commitments, an essential life skill. We support students as they develop their ability to set goals, manage competing priorities and self-advocate, so our conversations with students as well as faculty, colleagues and parents reflect the students' responsibility in developing and navigating their own educational goals.”

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