Meet the GWS Staff

Spring 2015

William AndersonWilliam Anderson is a recent graduate of Fresno State where he received a Master of Arts in English Literature and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Composition. His work was focused on early Northern European literature. As well as serving as a GWS staff member, he is an adjunct English teacher at a local community college. He has been an entertainer/guitarist/singer/songwriter for the past 35 years.

Greta BellGreta Bell is in her second year of working on a Master of Arts in History. Her current area of study is Eighteenth-Century British Social and Cultural History, with an emphasis on the clothing industry. She is hoping to go on to a Ph.D program after getting her M.A. She enjoys learning about new subjects, and is looking forward to meeting students from different programs. She loves sewing, reading, and spending time with friends and family.


Kat BonifaceKat Boniface is a second-year History masters student and professional riding instructor. She received a dual BA in History and English from SUNY Stony Brook in 2013. Her current research focuses on the social role of horses in the late middle ages.



Erin Chausse


Erin Chausse  is a second-year Literature student. She teaches at a local community college and has been working at the Graduate Writing Studio for over a year. She loves to travel, eat, read, and learn new things.



Angela Corbettgela Corbett is a second-year fiction student in the MFA program. She has a BA in English and worked in Public Relations through most of her undergraduate career. She moved to Fresno from Cincinnati, Ohio with her cat, husband, and a car packed to capacity. She’s a diehard Harry Potter fan and loves to bake, but is sadly awful at it.

Ronald DzerigianRonald Dzerigian is currently working on his MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Poetry. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art in 2002 from Fresno State. After living in New York and Los Angeles for a little over a decade, he has returned to Fresno to finally fulfill his childhood dream of attending the Creative Writing Program at Fresno State, from which so many of his favorite writers have emerged.

Jessica GonzalezJessica Gonzalez is currently in her third year at Fresno State working on her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. In 2011 she received her Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology (Exercise Science) with a Minor in Dance from Sacramento State. She also received an Associate's Degree in Biology from Sacramento City College in 2008. Her family, including her dog Valentine, are all located in her home town of Sacramento.

Nathan LeeNathan P. Lee is currently earning his MA in Kinesiology - Sport Psychology. As a professional equestrian, he is specifically interested in studying and further understanding the psychobiological dynamics of equestrian performance. Aside from horses, Nathan enjoys mindfulness-meditation, spending time with friends, and hiking with his dog, Cooper.

Debbie NeufeldDebbie Neufeld graduated from the Kremen School of Education at Fresno State with a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction. She also completed a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Technology. After working in the Graduate Writing Studio for almost two years as a graduate assistant, she is back in a staff role. She looks forward to working on various program aspects related to the Writing Studio as well as meeting with students.

David Oliver David Oliver is pursuing a Master's degree in geology with a focus on statistical applications to the study of sediment and rock layers. He earned a B.A. in anthropology from Michigan State University and worked for several years as an archeologist. He is an avid writer of everything from poetry to scientific reports and enjoys spending time outdoors and playing in the dirt.

Evelyn PrunedaEvelyn Pruneda is a second year student in the Master of Public Administration program . She has her B.A. in Politics with a minor in History from Occidental College in Los Angeles. After living in L.A. for more than a decade preparing high school students for college, she is back in the Valley and enjoying having actual seasons. She enjoys reading good books, riding her bike around town, and spending time with her family.

Photo of Chuck RadkeChuck Radke is the Dissertation and Thesis Consultant at Fresno State, along with coordinating the services of the Fresno State Graduate Writing Studio. Chuck has a Bachelor of Arts in English from UCLA, a Master of Arts in English from Fresno State, and a Master of Fine Arts from Florida International University.