Meet Our Team

The UWC is staffed by several people: a faculty director, graduate assistant directors, graduate consultants, undergraduate consultants, and undergraduate office assistants.


Dr. Kara Poe Alexander
Associate Professor in Professional Writing and Rhetoric
Department of English

Phone: x7400
Office: Carroll Science, room 316 / UWC 2024

Dr. Alexander has served as Director of the University Writing Center since May 2017. Dr. Alexander joined the faculty at Baylor in 2006 after finishing a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Louisville. She is currently an associate professor in the Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) Program in the English Department. Her research examines the ways that writers use writing to develop identity and effect change. She is interested in the ways that writers negotiate and fulfill the complex task of writing, including the narratives they tell about writing, the challenges they face as writers, and how they transfer what they know about writing to various contexts.

Since joining the Baylor faculty, Dr. Alexander has taught a range of courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, including literacy studies, argumentative and persuasive writing, digital and multimodal composition, technical writing, professional and workplace writing, and creative nonfiction. She served as Coordinator of the PWR major from 2013-2017 and a Baylor Fellow for the Academy of Teaching and Learning from 2014-2015. She also served as the resident director of the Baylor in Maastricht Study Abroad Program in Summer 2017 and will return in Summer 2020.

Since becoming director of the UWC, Dr. Alexander hired the first cohort of undergraduate consultants (2018-2019), implemented online tutorial sessions, initiated and executed a move to Moody Library in Spring 2019, added weekly walk-in hours for the UWC, and expanded the UWC's social media presence. Dr. Alexander attended the 2019 IWCA Summer Institute in Baltimore, Marlyand, and is an active member of IWCA (International Writing Centers Association) and SCWCA (South Central Writing Centers Association).

2019-2020 Graduate Assistants to the Director (GADs)

  • Christina Lambert: GAD of Training and Promotion (2018-present)
  • Harrison Otis: GAD of Staff Management and Multilingual Writer Consulting (2019-present)
  • Hannah Wells: GAD of Outreach and Online Consulting (2019-present)

2019-2020 Graduate Consultants (GCs)

  • Anna Beaudry
  • Kelly Collins
  • Andrew Hicks
  • Jonathan Kanary
  • Samantha Kiser
  • Shannon McClernon
  • Allison Scheidegger

2019-2020 Undergraduate Consultants (UGCs)

  • Jose Arraiz-Rada (Philosophy and International Studies)
  • Sydney Baker (Professional Writing and Rhetoric)
  • Baylee Bonham (Professional Writing and Rhetoric)
  • Travis Bridges (English)
  • Jasmine Crabb (Communication Sciences and Disorders)
  • Lucy Fisher (Biology)
  • Geo Flamenco (Health Sciences/Physical Therapy)
  • Anna Frazier (Professional Writing and Rhetoric)
  • Greta Gessert (University Scholar)
  • Claire Nevill (International Studies)
  • Julia Pantleo (English)
  • Brayley Payne (Professional Writing and Rhetoric)
  • Cristina Pierce (English)
  • Addison Prewett (Professional Writing and Rhetoric)
  • Josh Thompson (Pre-Business)
  • Kendall Tsuei (Business Fellow)
  • Josie Van Divier (Business Fellow)
  • Elizabeth Velasquez (Professional Writing and Rhetoric + History)
  • Lauren Wetzel (University Scholar)

Undergraduate Office Assistants

  • Brayley Payne, Undergraduate Office Manager
  • Savannah Cooper, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  • Samantha Crouch
  • Wyatt Hales
  • Matt Mills
  • Madison Shrum
  • Megan Thiesfeld