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Tutors

You are welcome to make an appointment with any tutor and are not restricted to working with a tutor from your college. The bios below are provided to help you find the best tutor for your project. If you have statistics questions, make an appointment with Alex or Wilson.

Kathy Devecka, College of Arts & Sciences
Kathy’s doctoral work at the University of Michigan had a dual emphasis: acting/directing and theatre history/dramatic criticism/theory. She has two master’s degrees: U of M in Theatre and the University of Pittsburgh in English. Kathy has taught composition, speech, theatre, and voice. As a Faculty Associate for OU’s Center for Teaching Excellence, she offered workshops in diction, coached graduate students and faculty, and created participatory plays for education. Her areas of interest are performance/theatre as a tool for social change, first-person living history and historical plays (period sources and history interwoven with narration, music and song).

Don Dudding, College of Arts and Sciences
Don completed his PhD in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition in 2009.  He is co-director of Ohio University’s Appalachian Writing Project. He recently retired from teaching high school English and Language Arts after 30 years in the classroom. Don has a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling and a BS in Journalism. His interests include writing and performing folk music and he publishes a daily cartoon, Pencilzania.

Wilson Figueroa, College of Arts and Sciences
Wilson is currently a 5th year PhD student in the department of psychology with an emphasis on experimental health psychology. Currently he is working on a dissertation entitled “Biopsychosocial profiles and stress and resiliency in sexual minority adults.” Wilson is proficient in SPSS (ANOVAs Regressions, etc.) and AMOS (structural equation modeling) as well as psychophysiological software such as BioPac and Kubios. Wilson is also proficient in APA style and in the citation software Zotero. 

Hillery Glasby, College of Arts and Sciences
Hillery Glasby is an ABD PhD Candidate in English: Rhetoric and Composition. Her research interests include LGBTQ studies, queer composition, queer and alternative rhetorics, and feminist and queer pedagogies. Her current research projects examine the connection between (sexual) identity and writing and the unique literacy and writing practices of LGBTQ students. Hillery has experience with digital and multimodal projects and writing tasks, journal articles, grants, fellowship proposals, conference proposals and papers, ethnographies, limited qualitative and quantitative research, and job application materials (including ePortfolios). Hillery can also help with MLA and APA citation styles.

Animesh Rathore, Scripps College of Communication
Animesh Rathore is a Ph.D. Candidate (Mass Communication) in the Scripps College of Communication. He holds an M.A. in International Affairs (Southeast Asian Studies) from Ohio University and studied English Literature (B.A.) and Development Communication (M.D.C.) earlier on in his career. His research interests include: Media and Culture in Asia, Research Methods, International Communication, Media Management/Business, and Communication Technologies. His disciplinary interests include: Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Higher Education, History, Journalism, Media Arts & Studies, Sociology, Psychology, and others. In addition to working as a sub-editor and a researcher, he has peer-reviewed research articles and papers for multiple conferences and publications over the years. He has experience in APA and Chicago styles and can help with a variety of writing projects/tasks.

Adedayo Ogundimu, Patton College of Education
‘Dayo is a doctoral candidate in Educational Administration at the Patton College of Education. A veteran of social science research and publications, health communication, and community engagement, his doctoral research focuses on University-Industry collaborations and quality assurance in Nigerian universities. His academic qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, an MA in Communication and Development studies, and Graduate Certificates in International Health and African Community Health Services. Dayo is adept at academic writing, journal articles, grants and project proposals. He is very much at home with research designs including the qualitative and mixed methods.

Talinn Phillips, College of Arts & Sciences
Talinn holds a doctorate in English Rhetoric & Composition and directs the GWRC. She specializes in working with multilingual writers and in working on personal statements and statements of purpose. Talinn enjoys working with writers from all fields.

Bob West, Patton College of Education
Bob recently completed his doctorate in Instructional Technology in the Patton College of Education. A retired public school teacher, Bob has extensive experience in elementary, post secondary, and adult education with an emphasis on implementing technology into classrooms. Bob's dissertation on Teacher Self-Efficacy used mixed methods.

Alex Woody, College of Arts and Sciences
Alex is a fourth-year graduate student in Experimental Health Psychology. His research focuses on how psychosocial stress and rumination affect the cardiovascular, endocrine, and immune systems. This research brings together psychology, physiology, and biology. Alex has taken six graduate-level statistics courses and has taught statistics for the social and behavioral sciences. Additionally, he has experience with using and writing about biological and physiological measures through coursework and manuscript submissions. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of his work, Alex has used APA and AMA citation styles.

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