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Graduate Tutor Biographies

David Macey

Assistant Director

David Macey is the Assistant Director of the Writing Center for the 2014-15 academic year and a PhD student in the English department. He researches the trashy literature of the 16th and 17th centuries. Before coming to Loyola, he completed an MFA in Creative Writing. He misses manatees and alligators.

Specialties: Literature, History, Philosophy, ESL, Creative Writing

Availability: Monday 1-4 and Friday 12-3,‌ WTC

Amanda Burgoyne

ESL/ELL Specialist

Amanda Burgoyne teaches in Loyola's English Language Learner's Program. Originally from the Boston area, she has taught the English language to adult students in the United States and abroad for over a decade. Her teaching philosophy revolves around the idea of allowing students to feel comfortable enough to make mistakes and learn from them. She is excited to once again work in an academic Writing Center--supporting writers with the tools to self-edit and better organize and express ideas and providing workshops to tutors. Outside of loving to teach, she also loves to read novels (and has recently, with such a busy schedule, become a huge fan of audiobooks. Get a library card so you can download books for free!), she loves to sing, she loves to play with her adorable little dog, and she loves to make puns (and laugh at her own jokes :) 

Availability: Mondays 1:30-6:30pm, LSC; Tuesdays-Thursdays 1:30-6:30pm, WTC

Lydia Craig

Lydia Craig is a first year student in the Graduate English program. Areas of academic interest include Early Modern drama, Victorian literature and sensation fiction, and European military/maritime history. Favorite pastimes include painting, writing biographies and novels, hiking, and traveling to obscure locations. She thinks The Idiot by Dostoevsky is the most incredible book ever, partly because recommending it to someone sounds offensive.

Specialties: English and World Literature, History, Research Papers, Citation Format, Creative Writing, and Textual Analysis

Availability: Tuesday 5:30-7, LSC

Samantha Deane

Samantha is a second year doctoral student in the Cultural and Educational Policy Studies program; within the CEPS framework Sam's main research interests reside in the philosophy of education.  Classical philosophy tugs at her heart strings, and mention of Plato, Socrates, or Aristotle are cause for excitement. The thesis published at the completion of her M.A. was centered on democracy, citizenship and political degeneration in Book VIII of Plato’s "Republic." In much the same vein, Samantha's current research is focused on the politics of identity as theorized by the likes of Iris Marion Young, and investigations into the humanities for democratic education. Outside of being a graduate student Sam spends any free time rooting for the Denver Broncos and walking her dog, Henry.

Availability: Tuesday 5-7, WTC

Lyle Enright

Lyle Enright is a first-year doctoral student in the English department at Loyola. His main interests are the contemporary novel, modern poetry, philosophy of literature and religion, and Christian theology. Before coming to Loyola, Lyle did work in the small press sphere with such publications as Relief, Catapult, Cruentus Libri and Lovecraft eZine, and he loves opportunities to work with creative writing. Lyle has a special love for the modern horror story, and is always browsing Netflix for anything that appeals to his interests in the macabre. He is also an over-competitive DOTA 2 player, and frequently causes his wife to suffer as a result.

Availability: Thursday 11-2:30, LSC

Rick Gilbert

Rick Gilbert is a first year doctoral student in English.  His primary interest is the representation of violence in drama, which bleeds into the intersection of theory and practice, performance studies, reception (and reader-response) theory, and watching as many plays as he can squeeze the time for.  Being a student is a break in a career designing violence for the stage and training actors to fight, which he has been doing here in Chicago for quite some time. When he has time to indulge hobbies, he trains in Western Martial Arts, plays games, and power-watches entire seasons of TV shows.

Availability: Wednesday 2-3:30 and Thursday 3:30-5:30 pm, LSC

Charles Greene

Charles Greene is a first year student in the Graduate English program. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, he has lived in a variety of places both domestically and abroad over the last 20 or so years. His main academic interests is James Joyce's Ulysses. Non-academic interests include (but are not limited to) the visual arts, foreign languages, and visiting foreign countries.

Availability: Sunday 6-8pm, LSC


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