Eastern Michigan University
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Hillary Degner

Graduate Assistant

Hillary Degner Pray-Harrold 613P

Fall 2016: TBD



MA, Written Communication, Eastern Michigan University, expected 2018
BA, Professional and Technical Writing, Saginaw Valley State University, 2015

Interests and Expertise


WRTG120: Composition I: Writing the College Experience
WRTG121: Composition II: Researching the Public Experience

Recent Publications and Presentations

"Opening Closed Doors: A Rationale for Creating a Safe Space for Tutors Struggling with Mental Health Concerns or Illnesses." (Fall 2015). Praxis: A Writing Center Journal (co-authored with Christopher Giroux and Kylie Wojciechowski). Web.

"Our 'Field of Dreams': A Model for Supporting Undergraduate Tutor Research." (2015). East Central Writing Centers Association Conference (ECWCA), Notre Dame, IN.

"More than Meets the Eye: PTW Workplace Literacies and the Transformation of Student to Professional." (2015). Association of Professional and Technical Writers (APTW) Mini Conference. Saginaw, MI.

"Odysseus and PTSD." (2015). APTW Mini Conference. Saginaw, MI.

"PTW Magazine." (2015). APTW Mini Conference. Saginaw, MI.

"On the Other Side of the Table: When a Tutor has a Learning Disability or Mental Health Illness, What Happens Then?" (Mar. and Oct. 2014). ECWCA, Oxford, OH and the Michigan Writing Centers Association Conference, Lansing, MI.

"'Riding the L to Learning': Training New Tutors to Learn and Grow in the Writing Center." (2013). Midwest Writing Centers Association Conference, Skokie, IL.