Rhonda Reid is an assistant clinical professor, has been teaching college writing for over twenty years, and has also worked as a writer and editor in freelance and industry contexts. She has completed all coursework toward a PhD in English and is currently in the doctoral program for English Education in Learning and Instruction specializing in writing instruction. She teaches English 495 Composing/Consulting, the preparation course for undergraduate consultants and LAI 414/514 Adolescent Writing Across the Curriculum, manages the CEW, and supports and oversees the TAs in the execution of their responsibilities.
Ramsey Perry is the Staff Assistant for the CEW. Ramsey recently completed his Master’s in Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University in May 2016. Prior to working at UB, Ramsey began his professional career at Fisher-Price in East Aurora, New York where he worked with major retailers ordering toys. Ramsey is a huge sports fan and he has a passion for the Bills and Sabres. Ramsey occasionally travels to various cities throughout the country to cheer for his team. Another one of Ramsey’s passions is traveling. Ramsey is spontaneous and likes to see new places and learn more about different cultures. He oversees the administrative systems of the CEW including human resources, payroll, scheduling software, procurement, and budget processes.
Derry Moore is a PhD candidate and is currently working on his dissertation in the Linguistics department on Rural Identities and Linguistic Variation. He has worked as a freelance and contract editor in both academic and industry contexts and has teaching experience in linguistics classes.
As a CEW consultant, Derry specializes on personal statements and application materials. Derry is intersted in the effects of social power on consultant-writer dynamics and has developed workshops exploring this issue. As an assistant director, Derry manages the Center's website and conducts data-driven analyses of the Center's operations.
Ben is a PHD student in the Graduate School of Education. His primary research focus is developing emergent and ESL literacy curriculum for adult students with interrupted formal education (SIFEs), particularly refugees. To that end, he’s examining how to best utilize students’ unique experiences and skills in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms to improve their written literacy in English. Ben has been teaching ESL to adult refugees through the Buffalo Public Schools Adult Education program for five years.
This is his first year as an assistant director at the CEW. He works on developing resources for Non-Native English Speakers and the consultants who help them. Writing in a foreign language is a formidable task and refining these skills is a life-long process.
Patricia Chaudron is a Ph.D. candidate in the English department. She is currently completing her dissertation on 1890s American poetry and realism. She worked as a managing editor for the Emily Dickinson Journal and taught composition and literature at UB.
She has worked as a writing consultant since November 2015 and has been an assistant director since fall 2016. Her main activities at the center involve floor management, consulting, and offering a platform for consultants to reflect on practice. With Daae Jung, she has started up a workshop series that services the international student community. Patricia and Daae intend to offer structural opportunities for international students to cultivate self-editing skills while building interdisciplinary peer groups for support and constructive modes of feedback.