Writing Faculty

Writing Center Director

Allyce Horan

ahoran@mines.edu

Allyce Horan has worked in the Writing Center since 2013 where she has provided support to faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students on projects ranging from freshman essays to grant proposals. In addition to providing one-on-one tutoring, she has piloted programs in thesis formatting, T.A. training, and peer tutoring. Her interdisciplinary background includes an M.A. in History from Florida State University, certification in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), and five years teaching the freshman core course, Nature and Human Values. Allyce has taught academic composition and ESL classes in which she encourages students to critically engage with content through oral and written communication activities. She is excited to work closely with members of the campus community to create new initiatives in the Writing Center that allow both students and faculty to reach their communication goals.

Professional Writing Consultants

Kait McNamee

Lead Consultant

Science & Medical Writing, Graduate Writing & Technical Writing
kaitlynmcnamee@mines.edu

Kait holds a BA in English/Creative Writing and an MA in English/Literature. She has worked in both industry and academia, but prefers working with students over anything else. She has previously taught Core Composition, and worked as a consultant at the Writing Center at CU Denver, including work at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She currently specializes in science, technical, and medical writing.

Emily Flouton

Creative Writing, Personal Statements, Fellowships Essays and NHV/Composition
eflouton@mines.edu.

Emily Flouton received her MFA in Creative Writing from Portland State University and her BA in English and Drama from Queen Mary College in London, England. Emily has worked as a consultant at multiple writing centers in New Orleans, Portland, and Denver, and has taught composition and creative writing at Portland State University and at Lighthouse Writers Workshop. She also works as a freelance writer, and has published short stories and essays in numerous venues including Tin House and The Atlantic.

Gretchen Hack

ESL, Composition, and Communications
ghack@mines.edu

Gretchen Hack is not a “hack” writer but in fact a published author in various venues, including a writing teachers’ journal, a small newspaper, and religious publications. Gretchen will help you write to any audience, keeping your attention focused on purpose, coherence, and rhetorical sophistication. She graduated from Valparaiso University in Indiana with a B.A. in English and Spanish and from University of Colorado-Denver (UCD) with an M.A. in English. She has taught English composition at UCD and other area colleges since 1988, including teaching Advanced ESL Composition and Reading at the Community College of Denver. When you come for tutoring with her, please teach her how to say “hello” in your native language – she wants to be hospitable!

Harry Archer

Speech Composition and Practice, NHV, and Humanities and Social Sciences Writing
archer@mines.edu

Harry Archer earned his PhD in communication with an emphasis in rhetoric from the University of Colorado Boulder. He is published in the realms of communication and rhetorical theory and criticism, and has a particular interest in science and technology studies. He is the current chair of the Communication Theory and Research division of the Western States Communication Association.

Ryan Lambert

Science/Technical/Career Writing, NHV/Composition, Social Sciences, and Reuleaux articles
Ryandeanlambert@mines.edu

A Denver native, Ryan received his MA in English (composition and rhetoric) from the University of Northern Colorado, where he also holds two bachelor’s degrees, one in English and one in anthropology. Currently, Ryan teaches writing and rhetoric at the Community College of Denver, and he has taught at Northern Colorado, the Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the Mountain Language Institute. Ryan is willing to assist you with any writing situation, but he is best qualified to help with NHV essays, scientific writing, any prompt related to the social sciences, and career/technical writing. He loves, too, working with international students. In his spare time, Ryan reads, goes to indie films (especially French ones), attends concerts, and tends to his two cats (Henri and B.C.).

 

Undergraduate Peer Tutors

Matt Baba

I’m a junior from Tucson, Arizona, and I’m studying Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE). Additionally, I hope to minor in Culture, Creativity, and Communication. Besides tutoring, some of the other things I do on campus include working as a lead ambassador for the CBE department, and participating in intramural sports. During my spare time, I enjoy playing the saxophone, reading classic novels, or watching hockey. I love to help people, so if you ever want to work with someone on writing then feel free to visit me in the Library.

Wyatt Hinkle

Wyatt is a fifth-year student studying Biochemistry with minors in Applied Math, Biology, and Public Affairs. He has a passion for exploration through travel, reading, and education, and his favorite moments are those spent nestled within a good story. On campus, he loves working with the Writing Center and Reuleaux Undergraduate Research Journal to help writers uncover their stories and share them with the world. For him, there’s hardly anything more satisfying than watching a tangled piece of writing uncoil into its full potential.
 

Matthew Rathmann

I am a junior from Larkspur Colorado, studying Mechanical Engineering. I’m also very involved in Air Force ROTC, and I intend to work in space operations or go to law school for the Air Force when I graduate. In my free time I enjoy reading, skiing, playing card/board games, hiking, and watching Netflix. The thing I like most about writing is the research component and how the writing process allows me to develop an opinion that I can passionately defend.