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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 University.

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 others.

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.

The Writing Center

2014 Summer Hours
May 19 - August 8
Monday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: Davis Memorial Library, Room 111
Phone: 910-630-7264