Writing Specialist Profiles

Writing Specialists Profiles and Consultation Hours

Currently seven Writing Specialists work in departments and programs across campus.  For consultation hours, see below; click on their names for profiles and contact information

For more information about the Writing Specialist program, contact Adam Banks, Faculty Director of Program in Writing and Rhetoric.

Writing Specialists

Kevin DiPirro

Science, Technology, and Society Writing Specialist

Areas of specialization: theater and creative writing

Genre expertise: grant applications and personal statements

Enjoys coaching brainstorming, argument revision, introductions and conclusions

Writing Specialist in Science, Technology, and Society

Office Location: OFFICE: Sweet 327

(650) 723-4631

kdipirro@stanford.edu

Writing Specialist Consultation hours:

  • Mondays & Wednesdays 2:00 to 3:00pm, 200-05, Rm. 05

Donna Hunter

History Writing Specialist

Areas of specialization: literature and social sciences (with an emphasis in identity studies, criminality and social change advocacy)

Genre expertise: personal statements and grant applications

Enjoys coaching loving your ideas, turning ideas and evidence into arguments, and revision strategies

Office Location: OFFICE: Sweet 322 PHONE: (650) 725-1215

Writing Specialist Consultation hours: TBD

Christopher Kamrath

Political Science/International Relations Writing Specialist

Areas of specialization: history, literature and communications

Genre expertise: personal statements, grant applications, and writing for publication

Enjoys coaching argument development and style

Office Location: OFFICE: Sweet 317

(650) 723-4621

kamrath@stanford.edu

Emily Polk

School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences Writing Specialist

Areas of specialization: social science, journalism, creative writing

All genres

Enoys coaching goal setting, brainstorming, revision strategies, writing for publication 

 

Office Location: OFFICE: Sweet 323 PHONE: (650) 721-6093

empolk@stanford.edu

Writing Specialist Consultation hours:

  • Mondays 2:00pm to 3:00pm at Hume

  • Wednesdays 12:00pm to 3:00pm at Y2E2 Rm. 278

 

Rebecca Richardson

Art and Art History Writing Specialist

Areas of specialization: literature, creative writing

Genre expertise: abstracts, cover letters, personal statements

Enjoys coaching brainstorming, organization, revision strategies

Office Location: OFFICE: Sweet 326 PHONE: (650) 721-6775

beckyr@stanford.edu

Writing Specialist Consultation hours:  TBD

Jennifer Stonaker

Human Biology Writing Specialist

Areas of specialization: biology, genetics

Genre expertise: lab reports, personal statements, and dissertations

Enjoys coaching writing productivity, brainstorming, and revision strategies

Office Location: OFFICE: Sweet 320

(650) 723-8245

jstonaker@stanford.edu

Kathleen Tarr

Public Policy Writing Specialist

Areas of specialization: law, media advocacy, performing arts, genetics, math

Genre expertise: legal writing, grant applications, personal statements, cover letters, creative non-fiction, press releases

Enjoys coaching brainstorming, time management, revision strategies

Office Location: OFFICE: Sweet 319 PHONE: (650) 723-3802

ktarr@stanford.edu

WS Consultation hours:

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00am-noon at Landau 127