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Writing Support Services


Mahmoud Altalouli is a PhD student in teaching and curriculum and the coordinator of Writing Support Services. He holds a BA in English teacher education and another BA in international studies. His master’s degree is in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Nazareth College of Rochester. He worked as a consultant and instructor of English in various English language institutes in the Gaza Strip, Palestine. He has been teaching English over the past 10 years. His interests include academic reading and writing. English teacher development is another area of interest.  
Jehan Ayesh is a PhD student in the Teaching and Curriculum program at the Warner School of Education. She received her BA degree in English Language and Literature with a Minor degree in Business Administration in 2014 from Bethlehem University, Palestine. She received her MA degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Second Language (TESOL) in 2016 from Nazareth College, NY. Jehan worked as an English Language Teacher for College Students at Palestine Ahliya University College, Palestine. While there, she worked with the University’s Vice President for International Affairs as an Assistant to enhance students and faculty networking opportunities with international educational and international institutes. She also taught English to Elementary and Middle school students in Bethlehem, Palestine. Jehan’s research interest is on the importance of social change generated through reading for critical purposes. Her target group is women and disadvantaged groups of people due to political instability and conflicts.   Jehan Ayesh
Fangzhi He is a PhD student in teaching and curriculum. Her MA is in English language and literature from Fufan University. Her BA is in English from Dalian University of Technology. She had been a visiting scholar in The University of York in the UK. She has been teaching for years in Zhengzhou University of Light Industry. Her interests include Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, and TESOL.   Fangzhi He
Weijia Li is an EdD student in teaching and curriculum at Warner School. She has a bachelor’s degree in English, an MEd in Teaching English as a Second Language and a master's in Teaching Chinese. She has taught academic English, including reading and writing, at Passaic County College in New Jersey and later academic writing at Rutgers University. Her interest includes cultural thought pattern and its impact on academic writing, language assessment, and teaching critical thinking in a multilingual context.   Weijia Li
Adrienne Maher is an EdD student in Teaching and Curriculum at Warner School. She holds a PhD in English/Creative Writing from SUNY Binghamton, and a MA in English Literature from SUNY Brockport. She has been teaching Writing and Literature at various colleges for the past 20 years. She has also taught 7-12 ELA in the Rochester City School District and Notre Dame High school in Elmira. She has worked as a scholar in residence in Folklore at Virginia Tech. and the University of Ulster in Ireland. Publications include poetry, essays, and College English curriculum. Recently she has designed and taught online college literature courses. She is currently teaching Freshman writing and literature courses at SUNY Geneseo and Rochester Institute of Technology.    
Ting Zhang is a PhD student in teaching and curriculum at the Warner School. She holds a BA in English, and an MA in Applied Linguistics. Prior to her doctoral study, she has taught English literacy courses at the secondary and undergraduate levels in China. She has explored nonnative-English-speaking graduate students’ experience with academic English writing and publishing. As a result of her research, she aims to support graduate students’ writing with her perspectives and strategies.   Ting Zhang