JENNIFER WELLS, Assistant in English, holds a Ph.D. in English with a specialization in Composition (2011) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a M.A. in English Composition (2006) from San Francisco State University, and a B.A. in English (2002) from the University of Denver. As the Reading Writing Center Director, Dr. Wells manages and promotes the RWC sites in Williams, Johnston, and Strozier, as well as the Digital Studios in Williams and Johnston. From 2004-2011, Dr. Wells was the reading and writing specialist at Mercy High School in Burlingame, California, where she created and directed the Mercy Reading and Writing Center. Along with Dawn Fels, Dr. Wells edited the collection The Successful High School Writing Center: Building the Best Program with Your Students, which is being published by Teachers College Press in the fall of 2011. In 2008, Dr. Wells won the Paul and Kate Farmer English Journal Writing Award for her article, "'It Sounds Like Me': Using Creative Nonfiction to Teach College Admissions Essays." Dr. Wells' research interests include writing center development in post-secondary and secondary education; theories of motivation and writing centers; knowledge transfer, especially from high school to college; reading; creative nonfiction in composition; the rhetoric of space and place.