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Dr. Pete Carriere Dr. Pete Carriere came to Georgia College & State University in the fall of 1997. He founded the GC Writing center in the fall of that year.  Dr. Carriere published his first essay in 1974 while teaching at an international school in Tokyo, Japan.  He has published every year since then, and his publishing credits include film strips, technical writing, advertising copy, essays, and Japanese senryu, as well as academic publications.  He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska  at Omaha, a master's from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and a Ph.D. in 19th/20th century British & American Modernist  literature from the University  of Nebraska.

Penny Dearmin Penny Dearmin is the Administrative Assistant for the GC Writing Center.  She left her icy snow shovel back in Colorado for good, but brought her three kids and pug-nosed dog named Otis to prove once and for all that dry heat isn't better than humidity.She is an MFA candidate in Creative Non-fiction and is currently writing a memoir about life with her special-needs son.  She enjoys using her research background to help students overcome their fear of the running head and believes that they can write eloquently about anything, even mitochondria.

Ian Sargent Ian Sargent is from Ypsilanti, Michigan, where he graduated with a degree in Creative Writing from Eastern Michigan University.  He's studying fiction and screenwriting in Georgia College's MFA program and enjoys soccer, hockey, film making and photography and also has a degree in architectural technology.  He was a drummer in a metal band and is fond of wearing nice suits and eating good pizza.



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Kera Yonker is an MFA candidate in creative non-fiction and earned her BA in English Language and Literature from Smith College.  Though she calls California home, she worked in publishing for may years in New York City.  Her work has appeared in McSweeney's Internet Tendency, JERRY Magazine, and The Sonder Review.


Tera Mettler is an MFA student focusing on poetry.  She grew up in Illinois and earned a BA in English from Bradley University in Peoria.  She comes to Georgia College via St. Louis.  In addition to writing she likes yoga, rock climbing, farmers markets, and eating.




 Dani Decenzo is a first-year MFA student focusing on poetry.  She is from the town of Erie Pennsylvania, which lays claim to being the fourth largest city in the state.  She has a passion for Youtube videos involving cats, loves works that blend genres, and hopes to have her own tiny home one day.



Julia Wagner is an MFA student focusing on poetry.  She is from Austin, Minnesota, a magical place where SPAM is made and home to the SPAM museum (honestly!).  She earned her BA in English literature from the University of Wisconsin Madison and enjoys The VampireDiaries, musicals, the walk and talk, and the Oxford comma.


 Mike McClelland is an MFA student focusing on fiction.  He is origianlly from Meadville, Pennsylvania but has lived and worked in Australia, the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Hong Kong.  He has a Bachelor's degree in English from Allegheny college and a Master's Degree in Communication regulation from the London School of Economics.

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