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Julio Alves is Director of the Center. He has a B.A. in comparative literature and a Ph.D. in applied linguistics, both from Boston University. As needed, he does writing counseling and teaches Eng 118, Eng 119, and IDP 135. email: jalves@smith.edu


Debra Carney received her B.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She administers the Mid-Semester Assessment program and is an MSA Specialist. She also teaches writing and public speaking and administers and teaches in the Writing Counseling Program of the Smith School for Social Work. email: dcarney@smith.edu


Sara Eddy received her B.A. in English from Connecticut College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Tufts University. She offers writing counseling in the Center and teaches English 118 and 119. email: seddy@smith.edu>


Naila Moreira received her B.A in Geology from Amherst College and her Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Michigan. She provides writing counseling in the Center, specialized in science writing; she teaches ENG 118 and ENG 119, and during the summer, she teaches nature and science writing in the Summer Science and Engineering Program. email: nmoreira@smith.edu


Peter Sapira received his B.A. in English from San Francisco State and his M.F.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He offers writing counseling in the Center and in the School for Social Work; he teaches English 118 and Public Speaking, and during the summer, he directs the Young Women's Writing Workshop. He is also Supervisor of the Peer Writing Tutor Program. email: psapira@smith.edu>