Michelle Miley
Dr. Michelle Miley
Assistant Professor
I joined the MSU Writing Center as Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center in Fall 2013. A Texas native, I am having lots of fun learning about winter and mountains. Before coming to MSU, I was at the University of Houston Writing Center where I served for eight years as Assistant Director of Writing in the Disciplines. My conception of the Writing Center  is that it is what Edward Soja calls a “thirdspace,” a creative space where the intersections of writing become visible. My hope is that if we look at these intersections, we can learn more about how writers write, and how teachers teach writing. Writing, in my opinion, is a relational activity. The Writing Center is a wonderful place to build those relations!
Jess Carroll
Jess Carroll
Assistant Director
I have been living in Bozeman and working with MSU students since 2003. In addition to supporting the tutors in the Writing Center, I teach in the First-Year Writing Program, the Honors College, and the College of Letters and Science. Before moving to Bozeman, I lived most recently in Massachusetts, where I taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and Michigan, where I earned my MFA in fiction writing. I love writing, helping writers, having writerly conversations, living in states that start with M, and, most especially, working at the Writing Center.
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Susan Andrus
Administrative & Academic Program Coordinator
I hold degrees from MSU in both English literature and sociology and am currently working toward a master's in public administration. I enjoy checking too many books out from the library, spending time with my family, and I'm excited to be a part of the Writing Center. Come see me at the front desk to make an appointment with a tutor!


Erin Strickland                                                          Graduate Program Coordinator and Multilingual Writing Specialist                                                                      Instructor                                erin.strickland@montana.edu 

My career is a blend of writing and teaching: I have a journalism degree from the University of Montana and I was a Peace Corps education volunteer in the country of Georgia.  I have been a reporter, a middle and high school teacher, and an English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor. I love dessert (hint, hint) and I practice yoga regularly. So, remember: the important thing is just to breathe (and eat chocolate).


Aaron Yost                                                                                Assistant Director of Writing Across MSU              Instructor                                      aaron.yost@montana.edu 

I am the Assistant Director for Writing Across MSU (WAMSU, pronounced wham-zoo). My primary job is to connect MSU faculty and staff to the resources and people of the Writing Center. My research interest is Writing Pedagogy. I also try to write as much as possible.


 Jordan Devers

Jordan Devers                                                                   Work Study Front Desk Staff

 Hi there! My name is Jordan. I was born and raised right here in the valley, graduating from Belgrade in 2013. After high school I spent some time doing missional work and married my husband, Colter. After a few years of working I decided it was time to head back to school! I started in the Accounting program and switched to English: Writing. I am so excited to be part of the Writing Center, and look forward to learning with you!