Meet the Staff

Administration

The Writing Studio is an outreach service of the Department of English and the Writing Across the Curriculum program. The Studio is directed by a faculty member in Rhetoric and Composition, while the associate directors are doctoral students pursuing scholarly interests in writing program administration.

Mary-Hocks-ProfileDr. Mary Hocks, Director

Office: 2435, 25 Park Place
Contact: writing@gsu.edu

Mary Hocks (PhD in Writing Studies from the U of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) is an Associate Professor of English at Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in composition theory and practice, digital rhetoric and multimodal composition. Dr. Hocks has published articles in College Composition and CommunicationWriting Program Administration, and Computers and Composition, and book chapters in Virtual PublicsFeminist Cyberscapes, and Webbing Cyberfeminist Practice. Her co-edited collection, Eloquent Images: Word and Image in the Age of New Media, appeared from The MIT Press in 2003 and she co-authored the Handbook of Technical Communication from Pearson Educational Press (2009). She is currently working on a book about sonic rhetorics.

 

 

destjohnDavid St. John, Associate Director

Office: 2411, 25 Park Place
Contact: writing@gsu.edu

D.E. St. John is pursuing a PhD in Literary Studies.  His areas of research include ecocriticism, object-oriented ontology, postcolonial literature, digital writing center scholarship, and poetry studies.  When not teaching English Composition or working in the Studio, he neglects writing his dissertation by writing poetry, playing tennis, and remembering how to play his violin. His poetry has been featured in the journals Prairie Schooner and Hunger Mountain, and in the online journal B O D Y.

 

roseJessica Rose, Associate Director

Office: 2411, 25 Park Place
Contact: writing@gsu.edu

Jessica is an Atlanta native who holds an M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition from GSU. She is currently a Ph.D. student focusing on the convergence of technology, literacy, and culture. She parlays her love of art and media into this work and, while comfortable with traditional composition, she is also comfortable with other media and genres. Her favorite part of working with students is the collaborative brainstorming that can occur, although she is happy to help with all aspects of the creative process, including grammar, structure, and organization. Making the puzzle pieces fit is Jessica’s specialty.