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Melanie J. Stimeling serves as the director of the Writing Center. She has experience in teaching students in writing as well as a background in editing in an academic environment, academic advising, peer tutoring and mentoring, adult education, and accelerated learning. 

Melanie holds a Master of Arts in English from West Virginia University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from West Virginia Wesleyan College. Prior to working in the College of Law, Melanie was Assistant Registrar for Catalog and Curriculum at WVU. Before returning home to the Mountain State, she was the director of the Professional Adult Comprehension Education (PACE) program at Millikin University and previously worked at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Academic Advising Program.

Peer Writing Consultants

Peer Writing Consultants are second and third-year law students who are trained to work with fellow student writers to have collaborative, constructive writing consultations with students of all backgrounds, learning styles, and levels of writing proficiency. 

As part of their training, Peer Writing Consultants learn to analyze writing and provide feedback to writers respectfully, effectively, and with an encouraging attitude. 

After Peer Writing Consultants have completed their training program and have offered consultation to writers for 25 hours, they become Level 1 Tutors certified by the College Reading and Learning Association’s International Tutor Training Program.

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