Graduate Tutor Biographies
Brett Beasley is a doctoral candidate in English literature. His research focuses on the 19th century literature, but in addition to scholarly writing he enjoys writing about popular culture and entertainment at The Curator (www.curatormagazine.com). When he's not reading or writing Brett likes to cook and spend time with his wife, Anne, and pitbull, Bea.
Hours: Fridays 10-1:30 at the Lake Shore Campus
Vicki Bolf is the Assistant Director of the Writing Center for the 2013-14 academic year and a Ph.D. candidate in the English department at Loyola. She studies Latina/o literature, 20th century transnational literature, and feminism and gender studies. She is also a manager at the Loyola Community Literacy Center (luc.edu/literacy). In her free time she likes to swim, bike, run, cook, and read celebrity gossip blogs (sometimes)
Hours: Fridays 1:30-3 at the Lake Shore Campus; Mondays 12:30-3, Tuesdays 1:30-3, and Wednesdays 3-5 at the Water Tower Campus
Alex Christie is a PhD candidate in Loyola's English department. He is primarily focused on critical theory, the state of the contemporary novel, and digital humanities, taking specific interest in the architecture of the contemporary novel. He has also been mounting a steady battle against Ezra Koenig's stance on the Oxford Comma. His non-academic interests include playing guitar, going to concerts, cooking, and drinking coffee.
Hours: Mondays 12.30-4 and Wednesdays 10-1.30 at the Lake Shore Campus
Missy Coleman is a doctoral candidate in Loyola's English Graduate Program with experience teaching Composition and Women in Literature. Her research focuses on the British publishing industry and the profession of authorship at the end of the 19th century, with a particular emphasis on the work and careers of female authors. Her personal interests include visual art, theater, poetry, and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Hours: Substitute Tutor
Lyle Enright is an MA student in the English Department at Loyola University Chicago. He has worked closely with a number of publishers, writing and editing for venues including Antler, Catapult Magazine, Cruentus Libri Press, Flashes in the Dark, Lovecraft eZine, Relief, and Unfolded.
Hours: Wed. 5:30-7:30 LSC
Carly Francis is a first-year graduate student in the Master’s/Dietetic Internship Program. As an aspiring Registered Dietitian, her main goal is to teach hands-on nutrition education programs to help establish healthy lifestyles, with a focus on children and their families. In her spare time, Carly enjoys baking and experimenting with healthy alternatives, any outdoor activities, watching or playing sports, and spending time with family and friends.
Hours: Thursday 1-4 Water Tower Campus
Tess Griswold is a first-year grad student at Loyola, receiving her Master's in Secondary Education. She has over five years of teaching and tutoring experience - specializing in English, Spanish, and Anthropology - both in the non-profit sector and the public schools. She has lived in Seattle, Chicago, Tucson, and Santander (Spain) at various points in her life, and expects her days of travel are far from over. Outside of her classes and the Writing Center, Tess works as a swim instructor and yoga teacher.
Hours: Thursday 5:30-7:30 LSC
Kelsey Henke is a first year student in the Sociology department, focusing on social and economic inequality in localism movements. Her non-academic interests include rock climbing, avocados, lava lamps, and Parks and Recreation.
Hours: Monday 3-4:30, Thursday 2:30-4 Lake Shore Campus
Casey Jergenson is a first year student in the English Ph.D. program. He plans to study modern and contemporary literature, focusing specifically on Cormac McCarthy’s novels, aesthetics, and the ways in which contemporary writers treat issues of social and environmental justice. His non-academic interests include running, watching movies, and eating.
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 2-5:30 LSC
Stephanie Kucsera is a doctoral student in the Department of English where she focuses in Renaissance literatures. She is interested in the intersection of theatre and theology during the Reformation period--primary research topics include religious aesthetic theory, the interpretation of sacred ritual onstage, and the transmission of religious heritages through drama. Personal interests include sewing, theatrical design, and marathon viewings of Masterpiece Classic on the BBC.
Hours: Monday and Wednesday 10-12:30, LSC
Brandiann Molby is a first-year Ph.D. student in English, specializing in 19th c. literature, Pre-Raphaelitism, and the Arts and Crafts movement. She is an avid runner and enjoys cooking and home improvement projects of all kinds.
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 10-1:30, WTC
Kamaria Porter brings writing skills and enthusiasm from a range of experiences including publications in America Magazine, the Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Notre Dame, and film blogging. She is a Masters level student in the Higher Education program. Kamaria's personal interests include film, television, and cultural criticism.
Hours: Monday 3-5 WTC, Wednesday 5-7 WTC