WCC Staff

Christine E. Kephart
Director, WCC

Christine E. Kephart received her PhD in English from Drew University in New Jersey. She has twenty years of experience in college writing centers and teaching. Pursuing an active scholarship and publishing agenda primarily in Willa Cather Studies, she is also interested in the philosophy of William James and the fiction of Louise Erdrich. In her parallel life, Christine is a professional flutist and vocalist.  

Bobby Pelphrey
Assistant Director, WCC

Bobby Pelphrey received MAs in English Composition and in Secondary Education from Eastern Kentucky University. Before moving to New York City, Bobby worked at Rochester Institute of Technology as a composition/ESL instructor and as a professional writing consultant. He has over fifteen years of experience, in classrooms and writing centers, helping students unlock their writing potential. In his spare time, Bobby enjoys reading horror and sci-fi novels and collecting DC Comics memorabilia.

Part-Time Writing Consultants:

Sarah Minsloff
Sarah recently received her PhD in English Literature from Columbia University. She has been consulting in university writing centers since 2011. Her teaching and research focus on intersections of literature and politics in nineteenth-century Britain, including industrial novels and protest poetry, working-class authorship, and love poetry and the marriage plot. Sarah lives in Greenwich Village with her partner and a pair of tubby tabby cats named Pip and Tulkinghorn.

Paul Ketchum
Paul is a writer living in Brooklyn. He received his MFA in Playwriting from Brooklyn College and his BA in English and Theater from the University of Denver. His plays have been seen onstage at Classic Stage Company, the Bushwick Starr, and Little Theater at Dixon Place. His essays, reviews, and fiction have been published by the Brooklyn Rail, Electric Literature, and Sock Monkey Press. He is on the committee for the Pataphysics Workshop at the Flea Theater and bakes artisan bread in his spare time. Now in his second year at the WCC, he loves helping students take ownership over their ideas through writing and is consistently surprised by what he learns from the students who come for guidance.


Peer Consultants:

Amy Hans
Amy, a sophomore from Jackson, New Jersey, is pursuing the five-year bachelor-to-master’s degree program in Mechanical Engineering. This is her first semester at the WCC. Amy is part of the project development committee in Engineers Without Borders, participates on the Solar Decathlon Team, and is an active member of the Society of Women Engineers. In her free time, she enjoys kickboxing, playing League of Legends, and handcrafting pillows and rugs. Her favorite shows are How I Met Your Mother and House M.D., and she listens to pop punk music.

James Sinodinos
James is a junior Chemical Biology major from Staten Island, New York, in his second semester at the WCC. He is a peer mentor and student ambassador, and he participates in the Stevens Health Professions club as he aspires to pursue a graduate degree as a physician assistant or physical therapist. During his free time, James is a ping pong enthusiast and plays on the school’s club baseball team. His favorite book is The Fault in our Starts and his favorite movie is Gladiator

Frankie Guarini
Currently a junior double majoring in Visual Arts and Science, and Science, Technology, and Society, Frankie is in his second semester at the WCC. He is the vice president of the Art Installations Club, a member of the Honor Board, a Stevens tour guide, graphic designer for the College of Arts & Letters, and the Managing Editor of The Stute. Outside of school, Frankie is an avid baseball, hockey, and professional wrestling fan, and he’s interested in designing and creating board and card games.

Annemarie Thomas
A junior co-op student from Durham, North Carolina, Annemarie is a Mechanical Engineering major looking to follow up her bachelor’s degree with a master’s in Systems Engineering. After a semester away, Annemarie rejoins the WCC this semester. Outside of academics, she enjoys participating in the Society of Women Engineers, Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority, and Stevens Athletics. As a member of the Varsity Volleyball team, she can often be found practicing in the gym or training in the weight room. In addition to volleyball, she enjoys reading the Wall Street Journal, watching Ted Talks, listening to audiobooks, and spending time with friends and family.