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is the Director of University Writing Centers, and coordinates the
University Writing Center and the First-Year Writing Studio. She enjoys
working with the writing consultants and helping them help the students
of East Carolina University. Nicole also teaches in the Writing Program
and Rhetoric and Composition program.
She is currently working on a book-length
treatment of the emotions teachers experience while they are reading and
responding to student writing. Her new research projects consider the
emotions of teachers and students in a writing classroom and how
emotions are constructed through responses. In true writing center
collaborative spirit, Nicole is teaming with two other Writing Center
Directors on a study to follow six new directors in their first or
second year on the job.
serves as the Administrative Assistant in the First Year Writing
Studio. She manages the day-to-day activities of the Studio as well as
the graduate student staff. She also acts as a liaison between students,
tutors, and faculty/staff. Rachel earned her MA in English from Clemson
University in Spring 2011.