Get to Know the Writing Consultants
Undergraduate Writing Center consultants represent a variety of academic majors and are from diverse backgrounds. All consultants, regardless of major, are trained to engage with student writing across the disciplines. Consultants participate in a selective application process, extensive training at the start of the fall semester, and ongoing training and supervision throughout the year.
ESL Writing Center consultants have considerable experience teaching ESL students, from beginner to advanced learners. They have completed graduate-level coursework, are TESOL certified, and have worked in intercultural contexts.
Our consultants believe that writing effectively can be a way of serving Christ, and they desire for the Center to be a site of Christian hospitality. They find their work in the Writing Center to be both professionally rewarding and personally meaningful.
Learn a bit more about our consultants by clicking on their photos below to read how they answer the question, "What is writing like for you?"
Dr. Alison Gibson, Director
Dr. Gibson is Associate Lecturer of English at Wheaton College, where she teaches First-Year Writing and general education courses in drama. She is the director of the First-Year Writing Student Conference and the Jameson Essay Contest, which recognizes outstanding undergraduate student writing. She has presented her research on hospitable writing pedagogy at multiple academic conferences, and she is a member of the International Writing Centers Association and the Midwest Writing Centers Association.
She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in English at the University of Virginia and her B.A. in English at Wofford College.
For Dr. Gibson, writing is like "welcoming a stranger to join you for your favorite meal."