Staff

Director

Deepak Pant, Ph.D. - Dr. Pant directs the Henderson State University Writing Center. His teaching and research areas are writing center theory and practice, rhetoric and composition, literacy studies, and second language writing. He advocates the use of narrative inquiry as a research methodology and believes that students can enhance their critical thinking and research skills by writing from their lived experiences. He has master's degrees in English literature from Tribhuvan University and TESOL from West Virginia University. His PhD is in Composition and TESOL from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Assistant Director

Taylor Henry - Taylor is a Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) student studying literature. He is a writer who spends too much money on books, records and video games. Four cats and one dog equal five reasons his house is never clean.

Graduate Tutors

Alex Arce - Alex has recently graduated with Bachelor of Arts in psychology, with a double minor in Spanish and business administration. Currently, he is working on a dual master’s degree in clinical mental health and school counseling. Alex is also a part of League of Latinos, Alpha Kappa Psi, Heart and Key and Alternative Breaks. His hobbies include listening to music, spending time with friends and family and watching Netflix.

 

Heather Wright - Heather is a graduate student pursuing an MLA in literature studies. As an undergrad, she majored in secondary English education with a minor in communication here at Henderson State University and then taught high-school English for several years before returning to attend graduate school. She plans to pursue a PhD in renaissance literature in the future. In her free time, Heather enjoys training for marathons, sewing and collecting books. Heather's favorite thing about English is grammar and she is most passionate about Shakespearean studies.

Jerry Miller - Jerry is in the MLA program, focusing on Literature and Philosophy. He is interested in rhetoric and composition. His future plans include maybe attending law school. He served in the U.S. Navy for seven years, and is a combat veteran. He's walked "El Camino" through Henderson, expanding on his Spanish minor as an undergrad. He believes that visiting the Writing Center is an integral part of the writing process. “Through tutoring, not only are we exposed to the problems many writers face, but we are enriched in new ways to allow our content to be read and understood.”

Undergraduate Tutors

  • Audrieka Jones
  • Tristan Pacheco - Tristan is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in the field of aviation to be a professional pilot. He also has a great appreciation for language; he is minoring in Spanish and enjoys the challenges behind understanding the rhetorical and grammatical obscurities in his native tongue. Though not related directly to his line of work, communication, both written and verbal, is important for everyone; thus, to him, sharing his knowledge of English is both important and enjoyable. Of note are his additional interests in astrodynamics, astronomy and video games.