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Meet the Staff

Dr. Jane Nesmith

Dr. Jane Nesmith, Writing Center Director

B.A. English, The College of Wooster
M.A. English, Indiana University
Ph.D. English, University of Iowa

Contact information:

On-campus phone: 319.399.8754
Email: jnesmith@coe.edu

Dr. Nesmith began as director of the Writing Center in 2015. Along with her work leading the consultant team, she is an assistant professor of rhetoric, where she's taught since 1994. She has also been a freelance feature writer and has written hundreds of articles for various local publications. She loves making things with yarn, making things with words and working with consultants.

Class of 2022

Adam Dreismeier.pngAdam Dreismeier

Major(s): Biology, Neuroscience
Hometown: Council Bluffs, Iowa

Ally Roeker.pngAlly Roeker

Major(s): English, Communication Studies
Hometown: Cottage Grove, Minnesota

Ammar Abu-Halawa.pngAmmar Abu-Halawa

Major(s): Chemistry, Physics, Religion
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Emma Hodges.pngEmma Hodges

Major(s): Art, Creative Writing
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Kailey Blunk.pngKailey Blunk

Major(s): Communication Studies, Public Relations, Creative Writing
Hometown: Plainfield, Illinois

Katie Krob.pngKatie Krob

Major(s): Mathematics
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Lila Dabill.pngLila Dabill

Major(s): Physics, Math
Hometown: Lindstrom, Minnesota

Luke Reynolds.pngLuke Reynolds

Major(s): Creative Writing, Theatre Arts
Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa

MyKeisha Wells.pngMyKeisha Wells

Major(s): Psychology, Social & Criminal Justice
Hometown: Rock Island, Illinois

Natalie Hansen.pngNatalie Hansen

Major(s): Economics, Spanish
Hometown: Cumming, Iowa

Paige Waskow.pngPaige Waskow

Major(s): Political Science, Environmental Studies, Rhetoric
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Rae Anstett.pngRae Anstett

Major(s): Psychology, Spanish
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Taylor Nosekabel.pngTaylor Nosekabel

Major(s): English & Creative Writing
Hometown: Huxley, Iowa

Class of 2023

Andrew Sloth.pngAndrew Sloth

Major(s): Psychology, Film Studies
Hometown: Dike, Iowa

Anh Nguyen.pngAnh Nguyen

Major(s): Public Accounting, Business Administration
Hometown: Danang City, Vietnam

Autumn Klein.pngAutumn Klein

Major(s): Philosophy, Psychology
Hometown: Rochester, Wisconsin

Bryonna Clay.pngBryonna Clay

Major(s): Biochemistry
Hometown: Matteson, Illinois

Coraima Camacho.pngCoraima Camacho

Major(s): Sociology, Social & Criminal Justice
Hometown: French

Elliot O'Rourke.pngElliot O'Rourke

Major(s): Art History, Creative Writing
Hometown: Grayslake, Illinois

Emma Lassen.pngEmma Lassen

Major(s): English, Social & Criminal Justice
Minor(s): Education
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Evan Perry.pngEvan Perry

Major(s): Mathematics, Economics
Hometown: Altoona, Iowa

Hannah Hass.pngHannah Hass

Major(s): English, Writing
Hometown: Hopkins, Minnesota

Hannah Henson.pngHannah Henson

Major(s): Nursing
Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma                            

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MJ Meiers   

Major(s): Art
Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska


Jenna Meehan.pngJenna Meehan

Major: Political Science, Public Relations
Hometown: Dubuque, Iowa

Jordan Oaks.pngJordan Oaks

Major: Social & Criminal Justice, Business Administration
Hometown: Wales, Wisconsin

Sienna Stucke.pngSienna Stucke

Major: Biology, Neuroscience
Hometown: Rosemount, Minnesota

Myah Eggert.pngMyah Eggert

Major: Nursing
Minor: Spanish         
Hometown: Saint Peters, Missouri                                      

Rose Birgy.pngRose Birgy

Major: Religion, Creative Writing
Hometown: Hopkins, Minnesota

Simon Walker.pngSimon Walker

Major: Creative Writing, Communication
Hometown: Rantoul, Illinois

Class of 2024

Andrea Glandt.pngAndrea Glandt

Major: Biology, Creative Writing
Hometown: Bangor, Wisconsin

Ashlyn Cook.pngAshlyn Cook

Major: Undecided
Hometown: Missouri Valley, Iowa

Megan Norris.pngMegan Norris

Major: Biology                            Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Brett Porter.pngBrett Porter

Major: Education, Psychology
Hometown: ​​​​​​​Ames, Iowa

Emma Graczyk.pngEmma Graczyk

Major: Elementary Education
Hometown: Orland Park, Illinois

Ryan Eddy.pngRyan Eddy

Major: Undecided                    Hometown: Ottumwa, Iowa

Hailey Schipper.pngHailey Schipper

Major: English, Creative Writing                                        Hometown: New Hartford, Iowa

Izzy Craig.pngIzzy Craig

Major: History, Education      Hometown: Waterford, Wisconsin

Valerie Plesha.pngValerie Plesha

Major: Chemistry, Neuroscience                          
Hometown: Aurora, Illinois

Logan Matthis.pngLogan Matthis

Major: Undecided                      Hometown: Lawrence, Kansas

Esme Valenzuela. Long hair with a yellow top.

Esme Valenzuela

Major: Communication Studies                                        Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

Sophia John

Major: Biochemistry
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Mackenzie Jones

Mackenzie Jones

Major: Biology, Psychology, Neuroscience
Minor: Health & Society 
Hometown: East Moline, Illinois

Laura Chambless

Laura Chambless

Major: Pre-Med Biology, Neuroscience
Minor: Spanish
Hometown: Shelton, Washington

Class of 2025

Parker Bohnen

Parker Bohnen

Major: Physics, Pre-Architecture
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Brittany Ramirez

Brittany Ramirez

Major: Nursing
Minor: French
Hometown: Aurora, Illinois

Angelina Guevara, smiling with short hair and a red top.

Angelina Guevara

Major: Neuroscience, Biology
Hometown: Fort Smith, Arkansas

McKenzie Guyton

McKenzie Guyton

Major: Business, Communications
Hometown: Bettendorf, Iowa

Emerson Porter
Tess Leonard

Tess Leonard

Major: Nursing
Hometown: Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Avalynn Morse sitting in a field of orange and yellow flowers

Avalynn Morse

Major: Pre-Med
Hometown: Oak Hills, California

Emerson Porter

Major: Chemistry, English
Hometown: West Des Moines, Iowa