Who We Are
The Simpson University Writing Center began with only a few student tutors in the fall of 1996 under the direction of Professor Timothy Carlisle of the Department of English. This early iteration of student-led writing conferences addressed the need that Simpson's undergraduates had for additional writing instruction outside of their regularly scheduled classes. Then in the fall of 1998, Professor Keith Waddle of the Department of English, became director of the fledgling tutoring service. In the fall of 2002, the Writing Center came under the directorship of Professor Brian Larsen of the Department of English who served as director until December 2005. At the start of the spring semester 2006, Professor Mardy Philippian Jr. of the Department of English became the new and current Writing Center Director.
Simpson University Writing Center Alumni (2006-present)