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Meet Our Writing Assistants

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Shannan Harrington

Shannan Harrington

Writing Center Coordinator

Shannan graduated from KSU with B.A. in English and M.A. in Professional Writing. She taught there for a year and worked in their Writing Center before coming to GHC as an Instructor of English and now the Writing Center Coordinator. Outside of teaching, Shannan is a creative writer and enjoys reading fiction and fantasy.

Contact:

srivera@highlands.edu

 

Julia Reidy

Writing Center Instructor

Julia graduated from UGA with her B.A. in Magazine Journalism and KSU with an M.A. in Professional Writing. Julia taught at KSU for four years before joining Georgia Highlands College as an Instructor of English and now Assistant Professor of English. Outside of teaching, Julia spent several years writing as a music critic, and she enjoys hiking and taking care of her plants and newly adopted kitty.

Contact:

jreidy@highlands.edu

Julia Reidy
Nancy Applegate

Nancy Applegate

Writing Center Instructor

Nancy Applegate received her MA in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her PhD in English from Florida State University.  Naturally, she enjoys reading and can’t believe she earns a living talking about books and writing.  In her spare time, she volunteers with a local hospice and sells comic books and trading cards on ebay.

Contact:

NAPPLEGA@highlands.edu

Melinda Vidal-Myers

Writing Center Instructor

Melinda Vidal Myers is an Associate Professor in English. She has been with Georgia Highlands College since 2009, teaching College Reading, First Year Experience, and English. She earned her Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Reading from the University of Colorado and has a post-graduate certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Columbia University’s Teachers College. She enjoys reading, writing, music, gardening, traveling, and hiking the Rocky Mountains. She is a wife, mother of three daughters, and soon to be a grandma for the first time.

Contact:

mvidal@highlands.edu

Melinda Vidal Myers

Jesse Bishop

Writing Center Instructor

Jesse Bishop is a GHC graduate, who went on to earn a BA (English), an MA (English: Creative Writing, Poetry), and an EdD (School Improvement, Instructional Technology) from UWG. He has taught at GHC since 2005, moving from part-time faculty member to his current position as Professor of English and Dean of Planning, Assessment, Accreditation, and Research. Away from GHC, he coaches for the YMCA Arsenal Rome Soccer Club (Select 07G, Academy 12B).

Contact:

jebishop@highlands.edu

 

Paula Guy

Writing Center Instructor

Paula Guy has been teaching for 26 years. She received her bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University in Elementary Education and her master's degree in Reading from Walden University. She also has a specialist degree in Teaching Speakers of Other Languages.  She is the mother of two sons who are in tenth and eleventh grade.  When she is not working, she and her family like to travel. They like to camp, cruise, and see historical sites. They have only 7 states left to see.

Contact:

pguy@highlands.edu