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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.

Kathy Devecka
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
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.

Lisa Mosier
Lisa has an interdisciplinary background in architectural design, art history, and Islamic and Latin American studies. She holds a BArch (University of Kentucky), an MS (MIT), and attained PhD candidacy (Tulane). She has conducted research in diverse cultural contexts, such as city planning in Morocco, historic preservation in India, political art in Argentina, and grassroots organization in New Orleans. As an editor for academic publications, Lisa worked closely with non-native speakers of English, and translated articles from French and Spanish.  She enjoys assisting the development of research and grant proposals, conference and journal submissions, and planning international projects. In addition to editorial feedback, she advises on research methods, library resources, bibliographic compilation, and Chicago and APA styles.

Adedayo Ogundimu
‘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
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
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
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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