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Our Staff

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

Jennifer Plante
Jennifer Plante

Assoc Dean Academic Success

Jennifer has been working at Clark since 2000, and has been the Director of the Writing Center and Writing Program since 2006.  During her time at Clark, Jennifer has taught a variety of courses, including Expository Writing, Queer Horror, 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.

Writing Consultants

Henry Severance has been a Clarkie since the fall of 2017. He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s in economics in the spring of 2021, and is currently enrolled in the accelerated master’s program in Community Development and Planning. Henry is happy to help students at any stage of the writing process, whether that be overcoming a blank page or grammar-checking a final draft. He has experience with ESL education from his time teaching English in Lanzhou, China, and is comfortable working with students at all proficiency levels.

Once he completes his graduate degree in the spring, Henry plans to return to his hometown of Burlington, Vermont, where he will seek a job that fits with both his professional abilities and his interests in art, music, language, politics and justice.

Alex Sklarz head shotAlex is a senior at Clark with a major in Political Science and a minor in History. He is also pursuing his Master of Public Administration degree through Clark’s fifth-year program. Alex has experience writing literary essays, policy briefs, historical research papers, business analyses, plays, and more. Outside of the Writing Center, he is involved around campus as Secretary of Clark University Players Society and as an active member of Clark University Hillel. He is also a Peer Reviewer and Copy Editor for the Scholarly Undergraduate Research Journal (SURJ). Alex is a self-proclaimed theater nerd who enjoys hiking, singing, and watching House Hunters International. After his time at Clark, he hopes to find a career in government or nonprofit management.

 

Alex’s favorite place to study on campus: in the Hillel office on the third floor of the UC, overlooking the Campus Green.

Abby Beilman headshot

Abby Beilman (they/them) is a junior at Clark, majoring in Environmental Science – Earth Systems Science track, and minoring in Political Science. They are particularly experienced with writing scientific manuscripts, policy briefs, and research papers, but they are happy to help with any kind of writing at any stage of the writing process. Outside of the writing center, Abby is on the executive board for PRISM, Beekeepers and Arboretum Advocates, and they play trumpet in Concert Band. Abby is the parent of a betta fish, Chicken Nugget, and they like to cook, play Sims, hike, and do the New York Times crossword puzzle in their free time. After Clark, they hope to pursue a career in nonprofits, government, outdoor education or academia.

Abby’s favorite place to study on campus:  The geography building lobby

Ann Zimmerman headshotAnnie (she/her) is a sophomore at Clark with an undeclared major. Her experience centers around literary analysis and argumentative writing. Annie is happy to help you at any stage of the writing process for any piece, and she can provide guidance for any upcoming oral presentations. Outside of the Writing Center, Annie can be found in the gym or the Mock Trial practice room. In the future, she plans to work in the field of law, either for the government or a nonprofit.

 

Annie’s favorite author: Toni Morrison

Camryn Langille headshotHi everyone, my name is Camryn and I’m so excited to be a writing consultant at the Writing Center this year! I am a senior majoring in English and minoring in History, and I am participating in Clark’s 5th year accelerated Master’s program in Communications. When I’m not working on my academics, I love to cook homemade meals and watch the Bachelor franchise with my friends, as well as watch my favorite Premier League soccer team, Arsenal. As an English major, my expertise centers around literary analysis and research papers surrounding literary theory and historical texts. However, I’m open and flexible when it comes to examining writing from all subjects! I’m looking forward to meeting and working with you if you make your Writing Center appointment with me!

Camryn’s favorite poem: “The Layers” by Stanley Kunitz

Henley is a senior at Clark double majoring in English and Women’s and Gender Studies on track to complete a 5th year Master’s of Science in Communications. They are considering a wide range of career options, including social media management for non-profit organizations and higher education. They love dancing and can be found practicing with Variant Dance Troupe most weekday evenings. In their spare time, Henley cares for their plants, fish, and

Henley’s favorite book: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Mo Small headshot Hello!  My name is Mo Small (she/her) and I am a current senior at Clark majoring in Political Science on the American Politics track.  Complementing my major, I have a concentration in Law & Society, which serves as an interdisciplinary combination of courses from the Social Sciences, Humanities, and even a few Hard Science courses.  I also have a minor in English, with some of my favorite classes being African American Literary Critical Race Theory and Speculative Fiction — a science fiction literature course.  Outside of the classroom, I enjoy playing soccer on the Clark University Women’s Soccer Team, learning new recipes to try out in the kitchen, and challenging my friends to Mario Super Smash tournaments on the Nintendo Switch.

Mo’s favorite place to study on campus: the second floor of the library near the periodical section.  It’s the perfect mix of quiet and busy that helps me stay focused on my writing!

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Writing at Clark

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  • Academic Commons, Suite 104
    Goddard Library, First Floor
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610

  • 1-508-793-7405
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