WCC Staff

Christine Kephart
Director, WCC

Bobby Pelphrey
Assistant Director, WCC

Part-Time Writing Consultants:

Paul Ketchum
Paul is a writer living in Brooklyn. He received his MFA from Brooklyn College in Playwriting and his BA from the University of Denver in English and Theater. 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 handmade bread in his spare time. He loves helping students take ownership over their ideas through writing and is consistently surprised by what he learns from the students who come to the WCC.

Peter Murray
Peter is a doctoral candidate in English literature studying twentieth century Anglophone literatures. His dissertation examines the political rhetoric surrounding children from a global perspective. In his free time, Peter enjoys catching up on films and visiting art museums in New York City.

Peer Consultants:

Marina Dawoud
Marina is a senior majoring in Chemical Biology with an expected Masters in Biomedical Engineering. She enjoys cultural diversity as well as the company of others. In her spare time, she dedicates much of her time to various church activities. Ultimately, she aspires to become a pediatrician who serves the underprivileged children of New Jersey. Marina enjoys creative writing, which she considers a personal freedom that allows her to escape any tribulation. She looks forward to working in the writing center this year.

James Sinodinos
James is a sophomore from Staten Island majoring in chemical biology. He plays on the varsity baseball team at Stevens and participates in campus life as a peer mentor. James is a member of the Stevens Health Professions club as he aspires to attend medical school or physician assistant school after completing his degree. During his free time, James loves playing ping pong and watching his favorite shows on Netflix (How I Met Your Mother and The Office). His favorite book is The Count of Monte Cristo and his favorite movie is Gladiator.

Frankie Guarini
Frankie is currently a sophomore pursuing a double degree in Visual Arts and Technology and Science, Technology, and Society. Frankie is the vice president of the Art Installations Club, a member of the Honor Board, and a writer and layout editor for The Stute. Outside of school, he enjoys reading comic books (The Walking DeadSaga), playing video games, working on board game and card game-related projects, and keeping current on Psych. However, the most important facet of Frankie is his passion for professional wrestling – which you can read about in his weekly column “The Stute Smackdown” – an interest that supersedes all others (except writing, of course).

Matthew Silver
Matthew is a sophomore pursuing a mechanical engineering degree. After high school Matt moved to Israel and where he volunteered in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) for two years in order to gain what he calls “a little life experience” before college. He listens to rap and R&B, although he can appreciate any music from Jazz to House, and when it comes to playing darts, he’s a darts shark. Eventually, Matt hopes to pursue a career in weapons design.