Rhonda Reid holds a doctoral degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning with an emphasis upon writing instruction in higher education. Her dissertation, "Negotiating Unfamiliar Genres: A Writing Center Study" examines the writing center conference as a vantage point into student experience with writing curriculum, particularly the development of genre awareness. She provides strategic leadership for the Center, teaches Writing Center Theory and Practice, and designs professional development workshops for writing consultants and faculty. Prior to directing the Center, Rhonda taught college writing and literature for more than 25 years. She enjoys yoga, walking her dog, and talking to writers.
Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers
Odette Reid is a PhD candidate in Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning (CISL) in the University at Buffalo’s Graduate School of Education. Currently in her dissertation stage, her research focuses on writing instruction methods using new literacy theories. She has been teaching developmental writing for over ten years. Her passion for equity and inclusivity in education realizes itself in an anti-racist lens through which her pedagogy and literacy theories are shaped. Odette likes to help students identify their writing process and recognize how writing can empower them inside and outside of academia. She provides positive and informed leadership over the day-to-day management of CEW operations. When she is not writing and conducting research, Odette likes to exercise, read, do volunteer work within the community, and have intriguing conversations about superpowers… especially when it comes to Marvel and DC superheroes.
Graduate Assistant & Assistant Director