Our Staff

Dr. Brent House

Dr. Brent House

Director, Cal U Writing Center

Dr. Brent House is a native of Hancock County, Miss., where, prior to his years in higher education, he was a farmer who raised cattle and watermelons on his family farm. His father, John Bunyon House, was an avid reader when he was away from the fields, and, as a result, Dr. House was influenced to begin a career in English Studies. He still misses his life on the farm, and he will return to farming when he retires from his teaching life, but, until then, he finds that farming and teaching are similar crafts, and he enjoys planting knowledge in the minds of his students at Cal U.

Dr. House began serving as director of the Cal U Writing Center in the fall of 2016, after previously serving as a graduate writing consultant at Georgia College, a faculty writing consultant at the University of West Georgia, and an interim director at Shorter University. Most recently, he and staff members of the Cal U Writing Center presented their research at the 40th Annual East Central Writing Centers Association Conference.

Taylor Dunn

Taylor Dunn

Graduate Assistant Director

Taylor Dunn is a graduate student going for her masters degree in Clinical Mental Heallth Counseling. Taylor is the GA here at the CalU Writing Center. She is rather particular to APA formatting, though due to her love of both English and Film classes, has taken on quite a bit of MLA, as well. She loves coffee, animals, books (including of the comic variety), sci-fi and action movies, and video games.

Josh Proud

Josh Proud

Digital Media Intern

Josh is a senior English major with a concentration in Journalism. He has gained editorial and writing experience while studying at Cal U. He hopes to continue working in writing and editing after graduation and, one day, to enroll in Graduate School. Joshua is a member of Sigma Alpha Pi, The National Society of Leadership and Success. He is an avid reality TV watcher and writes songs in his free time.

Monica Flickinger

Monica Flickinger

Senior Writing Consultant

Monica is a senior English major with concentrations in Creative Writing and Journalism. She has experience in many writing and editorial roles. She hopes to enter the workforce in an editorial position after graduation. She is the Vice President for Cal U’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Monica is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta and is a mentor in the Cal U Peer Mentoring program. She is a proud member of Phi Sigma Sigma and serves as the Philanthropy and Ritual chair of the Epsilon Tau chapter. She is passionate about writing poetry and reading investigative news stories.

Alexis Klaproth

Alexis Klaproth

Senior Writing Consultant

Alexis is a communication disorders major and hopes to work in a classroom setting with elementary school children. She participates in a variety of on-campus activities; she is the Quidditch Club treasurer, plays saxophone and clarinet in multiple university ensembles, is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, and is a member of the University Honors Program. Her favorite things in life include Harry Potter, roller coasters, peanut butter, and spending time with friends and family.

Autumn Benjamin

Autumn Benjamin

Undergraduate Writing Consultant

Autumn is a junior majoring in  English with a concentration in Literature and a minor in Communication Studies. After completing her undergraduate education she hopes to pursue a career as an editor. She currently serves as the University Choir President and co-manager of the co-ed a cappella group Isolated Incident. She is also a member of the University Honors program where she serves as a tutor for HON 100 classes.

Kate Furlong

Kate Furlong

Undergraduate Writing Consultant

Katlyn is a junior English major with a focus in Creative Writing. She plans on getting her doctorate and going on to become English professor. She is a member of the Honors Program and also works as a CA on campus. In her free time she participates in The Underground Cafe where she sometimes performs slam poetry. Along with writing, Katlyn is also an avid reader. She enjoys anything from mythology to religion, but more than anything, poetry.

Brittany Kach

Brittany Kach

Undergraduate Writing Consultant

Brittany is a junior studying Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and a minor in Literature. She aspires to be an accountant in an industry she is passionate about, such as publishing or the performing arts. She currently serves as the Honors Ambassador on the Student Honors Advisory Board and sings in the University Choir as well as the Cal Singers. Brittany is a commuter who lives in Bethel Park and enjoys discovering new music on her drive to school. She hopes to help fellow business majors improve their writing abilities.

Caitlin Minkus

Caitlin Minkus

Undergraduate Writing Consultant

Caitlin is a junior English major with a concentration in Creative Writing. She has loved writing since she was little and has always felt drawn to teaching, so she feels the Writing Center is the perfect combination. Caitlin considers her strengths to be creativity and originality, as well as understanding and following assignment guidelines. She loves Star Wars and Chipotle, but hates spiders and the River Lot. Caitlin hopes to help students be better writers, in an environment that is welcoming and positive. It is her belief that everyone can learn to enjoy writing, no matter how much they currently hate it.

Megan Organist

Megan Organist

Undergraduate Writing Consultant

Megan Organist is a junior pursuing a duel major in Creating Writing and Fisheries & Wildlife Management. She enjoys fiction writing most of all but is familiar with writing formal lab reports, and both MLA and APA style. Her goal is to work with wildlife in national parks, preferably in northern Maine, and publish a few novels. She enjoys science fiction, Muay Thai boxing, knitting and spending time with her two cats, Tigger and Teddybear. She does not play the organ.

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