Meet the Writing Support Desk Academic Writing Advisors
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Grant Yocom (he/him) holds an Honours BA in Philosophy (Windsor), an MA in Philosophy (Windsor), an MA in Philosophy (Brock), and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities (Brock). He is an active member of several editorial collectives for scholarly journals in Philosophy and the Social Sciences and is a member of the executive committee for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, an interdisciplinary society that meets yearly at Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities. Over the past twenty years, Grant has held teaching and teaching support positions for writing intensive courses in the Humanities and Social Sciences at six different campuses in Canada and the United States. He joined the Writing Support Desk staff in 2019.
Jason Horn (he/him) has a BA with Honours in English Language and Literature and History from the University of Windsor, where he also earned an MA in English Language and Literature while focusing on ecocriticism. An Academic Writing Advisor since 2013, he has offered extensive support to students from Education, Business, Nursing, Social Work, and Psychology and has developed a strong understanding of the expectations of each of these and other disciplines. He also has extensive experience helping international students address the unique language and writing challenges they encounter while studying in Canada.
Kate Hargreaves (she/her) received both her MA and BA with Honours in English & Creative Writing (with minors in Communications and Women's Studies) from the University of Windsor. She is the author of three books of poetry and fiction, and her creative writing has appeared in a number of literary journals. Kate has worked in literary publishing for several years, including as an award-winning book designer. She joined the Writing Support Desk staff in 2017.
Amilcar Nogueira (they/them) received a BA in Drama and English and a MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor. They are the co-founder of a local theatre company, Paper-Knife Theatre, and a small press, ZED Press.
Kathy Roy (she/her) has worked and volunteered at the Writing Support Desk since 2016. After retiring from a 35-year teaching career with the Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board, she worked for five years as an advisor with the University of Windsor Faculty of Education. She received both of her degrees from the University of Windsor. She has also volunteered as a mentor for foreign-trained teachers in the former Teach in Ontario program.
Adrian Van Den Hoven (he/him) is a Professor Emeritus of the University of Windsor. He has published several books and translations and edited several learned journals. He specializes in the works of Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus.
Note: Adrian van den Hoven is available for French-language writing support.
Kate McCrone (she/her) is Professor Emeritus of History. A specialist in the history of 19th-century England, she taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses on the history of England and is the author/editor of two books and numerous articles and reviews. During her long career at the University of Windsor, she also held several administrative positions, including, for 12 years, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Roger Lauzon (he/him) has over 40 years computer experience with IT Services at UWindsor, with the last ten-plus years before his retirement in a senior management role. He was an instructor in Computer Science and Information Systems in Business for more than 25 years and is currently the IT support and webmaster for a university retirees' group.