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Our Staff

The Clark University Writing Center has a Director and a staff of graduate Writing Consultants who are described below.

Director of the Writing Program and Writing Center

Jennifer Plante

This is Jennifer's thirteenth year at Clark University and her seventh year as Director of the Writing Program and Writing Center.  During her time at Clark, Jennifer has taught a variety of courses, including Expository Writing, Introduction to Literature, Writing: The Beats (a course that studies texts from Beat Generation writers), and she has taught Continuing Education courses in both literature and film.

Jennifer comes to this position with a lengthy history in the Worcester area.  She graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Humanities; after working as a technical writer in the area, Jennifer decided to pursue a graduate degree in English from Clark University.  Since earning her degree, Jennifer has been teaching composition and literature courses at several Worcester area colleges.


Graduate Writing Consultants

David Meuser

David Meuser joined The Writing Center in the fall of 2005. He is a graduate student of International Development in the International Development, Community, and Environment program. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in Political Science, Dave also maintains a deep affection for fiction, poetry, and philosophical literature. After working and traveling the world for twelve years as a courier with Federal Express, he has returned to graduate study to pursue his interests in issues of global equity and social justice.


Joe Schwab

Joe Schwab is a graduate student of Developmental Psychology, working under the supervision of Dr. Jeffrey Arnett. Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Joe joined The Writing Center in the fall of 2013. He is currently conducting research on a specific phase of life, emerging adulthood, and investigating the thoughts emerging adults have on what makes a life good. Taking a narrative approach to psychology, Joe is interested in all forms that stories take, including literature, film, television, and art.


Jessica McKenzie

As a PhD Candidate in the Psychology Department, Jessica studies cultural constructions of moral development. She spent the past year living in Thailand, where she conducted her dissertation fieldwork on intergenerational perceptions of morality and modernity. Now back at Clark, her passion for multidisciplinary pedagogy led her to teach in the Education Department, and her belief that "smaller is better" in regards to learning environments led her to work one-on-one with students in the Writing Center. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading, writing, and finding an excuse to be in nature.


Jason Tingler

Jason is a PhD student at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. He completed his undergraduate degree at Youngstown State University in 2010, when he majored in history and political science. Before coming to Clark, Jason completed a Master of Arts degree at Drew University, where he focused on modern European intellectual and cultural history. He enjoys literature, philosophy, and has an unfortunate affliction with Cleveland/Ohio sports teams. Jason is currently researching the German occupation of Poland during the Second World War, particularly the mass atrocities committed against Jewish and Polish populations. 


Theresa Jackson

Theresa is a PhD candidate in the psychology department studying urban girls' transition to womanhood in her dissertation project. As an advocate of interdisciplinary studies, Theresa joined the writing center in Fall 2012, firmly believing in the "writing to discover" approach to learning. After growing up in a small town situated by Lake Erie in Ohio, Theresa's favorite pastime involves reading works of fiction or literature at Walden pond, followed closely by training to compete in a triathlon.