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||Robin Greene is Director of the
Writing Center and Professor of English and Writing. Greene has published
three books—two poetry (Memories of Light and Lateral
Drift), one nonfiction (Real Birth: Women Share Their Stories)—and
has just published Augustus: Narrative of a Slave Woman,
a novel about a woman who was a slave in Fayetteville. Greene is co-founder
and editor of Longleaf Press, MU's literary press, which publishes
poetry collections. She holds a M.A. in English from Binghamton University
and a M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Art at Norwich
||Allison Bennett, Assistant Director
of the Writing Center, moved to Fayetteville from Fort Rucker, AL.
She is originally from Indiana, where, amid the cornfields and cows,
she received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Purdue
University. Always up for a challenge, Allison truly enjoys the rewarding
experience of working one-on-one with students. Combining her love
for dogs with her love for words, she volunteers as editor and contributor
for The Triangle Dog, a magazine dedicated to helping readers
create a better life for their canine companions.
||Celena Brock earned her B.A. in
English with minors in writing and business administration and her
Professional Writing Certificate from Methodist University. She is
a previous student editor of Tapestry, MU's literary magazine,
and a previous editorial assistant for Longleaf
Press, MU's literary press. She is a North Carolina native who
has a wide, sometimes curious, range of interests and who especially
loves film, music, literature, travel, and British TV on PBS.
||Baylor Hicks practiced law for
many years, in both North Carolina and the San Francisco Bay area.
Notwithstanding the fact that she lived for close to 30 years in northern
California (including three years at a Zen Buddhist retreat center),
she is one of those rare creatures – a Fayetteville native.
As a lawyer, she has worked in the fields of poverty law, civil litigation,
business law, tax/estate planning, probate, and guardianships; for
several years, she specialized in legal research and writing. A Buddhist
and a meditator, she has a broad array of interests, including art
and architecture, affordable housing, history, natural sciences and
the experience of nature, kayaking, qigong and yoga, gardening and
food fermentation (think sauerkraut and pickles), choral singing,
and all things Italian. She obtained her law degree at Stanford University
and her bachelor's at Duke University, from which she was graduated
Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude.
||Amy Jackson is near completion
of a doctoral degree in educational leadership, and also holds an
Ed.S., M.A., and B.A. in education. She has served in various capacities
within schools, and now works as an Instructional Designer for a large
financial institution. Amy is also a published author, and enjoys
both creative and technical writing. She is thrilled to be a part
of the Writing Center and working with the amazing students at MU.
||Rebecca King is a recent graduate
of Methodist University who fulfilled a life-long goal of returning
to school and earning her BA in Writing. She moved to the Carolinas
in 2007 from Maine, where she owned and operated a restaurant for
many years, sold real estate, and owned a retail shop. Rebecca enjoys
gardening, traveling, baking—her specialty is homemade pie—and
spending time with her dogs. She can often be found painting and repurposing
furniture which she sells in her cottage shop Sage and Twine. She
looks forward to sharing her passion for writing and learning with
||Patricia O'Donnell is originally
from the Atlanta, Georgia area. She holds an M.A. in International
Relations and a B.A in International Studies. Patricia comes to the
Writing Center after many years as a military reservist (retired)
and Department of Defense civilian. Patricia's interests include travel
and theater. Patricia enjoys the writing process and is excited at
the opportunity to work with MU students.
2014 Spring Hours
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Davis Memorial Library, Room 111