WCC Staff

Christine E. Kephart
Director, WCC
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Christine E. Kephart has a PhD in English from Drew University in New Jersey and maintains an active scholarship and publishing agenda in Willa Cather Studies. Currently pursuing graduate studies in Instructional Design, she brings a combined experience of twenty years in college teaching and college writing center administration to Stevens. In her parallel life, Christine is a professional flutist and vocalist.  

Bobby Pelphrey
Assistant Director, WCC
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Bobby 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.

Professional 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.

Dave McNamara
Dave McNamara received his BA in Literature from Wheaton College in Illinois, MFA in Creative Writing at The New School, and MFA in Acting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  He has been an adjunct composition instructor at New York University and The New School, and is currently academic tutor to students of all ages and developmental levels in a variety of subjects including: Reading, Professional and Essay Writing, Public Speaking, Organizational Skills and Acting.

Nicole Kagan
Nicole is a writer, editor, and writing consultant living in New York City. She received her BA in English language and literature, as well as her MEd in English language arts education, from Rutgers University. As a native Russian speaker and ESL Specialist at Fordham University, much of Nicole's experience focuses on second language acquisition and multilingualism. She has taught English in college writing centers, public and private schools, summer programs, and abroad, and plans to complete a certificate in TESOL this summer. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys practicing yoga.

Peer writing Consultants:

Frankie Guarini
In his last year at Stevens in pursuit of a dual degree in Visual Arts & Technology, and Science, Technology, & Society (STS), Frankie is a knowledgeable and skillful peer consultant now in his fourth semester at the WCC. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of The Stute, President of the Art Club, a tour guide for the university, and graphic designer for the College of Arts & Letters. Outside of school, Frankie is an avid fan of professional wrestling – he even named his puppy after a pro wrestler – and enjoys designing and creating tabletop games.

Verica Nakeva
Verica is a sophomore Business & Technology major from Mount Olive, New Jersey. In addition to being a sharp and perceptive writing consultant at the WCC, Verica is a member of Sigma Delta Tau, the Investment Club, and Phi Beta Lambda, and she has participated in the LEADs program. After Stevens, she plans to pursue a law degree. Originally from Macedonia, Verica speaks both English and Macedonian fluently, and she has some Spanish under her belt. Verica enjoys singing, swimming, and writing in her free time.

Billie Haas
Billie is a second-year student majoring in Visual Arts & Technology and minoring in both Music & Technology and Theater & Technology. She is also pursuing the five-year bachelor-to-master’s degree. Bringing her art and writing talents to bear in her work at the WCC, Billie is an astute and caring consultant. She is Vice President of the Art Club and a member of Stevens Club Swimming. Outside of academics, Billie enjoys watching Bones and New Girl, listening to music by artists such as P!nk and Carole King, and spending time outdoors walking or bike riding.

Lauren Logan
Intuitive and thoughtful in her consulting for the WCC, Lauren is a second-year Engineering major from Kensington, Maryland. She is a member of the Stevens Cross Country team and the Track team; her favorite event is the 3000m. In her free time, Lauren enjoys reading, listening to country music, especially Lady Antebellum, and watching documentaries. One thing Lauren misses from home is her family dog, a Black Lab-Great Dane mix named Jasper; she’ll definitely be getting a dog of her own after she graduates.

Emily Fea
From Marlboro, New Jersey, Emily is a sophomore Business and Technology major planning to pursue law school on graduating from Stevens.  She’s new to the WCC and she’s a natural.  In addition to joining the WCC as a consultant, she babysits and is also involved in the Literary Salon and other clubs at Stevens.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, listening to music, and watching various TV shows such as Mad Men and The Office.