Meet the GWS Staff
William Anderson is a student in the English department and is working on an M.A. in Literature. His work is currently focused on Anglo – Saxon and Northern European literature written between 400 – 1066 A.D. As well as serving as a consultant at the GWS, he is a teacher of guitar and has been a working guitarist/singer/songwriter for the past 32 years.
Jamie Barker is in her second year of Fresno State's MFA program in Creative Nonfiction. She is the director and founder of a local community center for at-risk youth, a wife, and a mother of four. She loves to hike, read, and cook ethnic dishes for family and friends.
Erin Chausse is currently earning her MA in English. She got her BA in English Literature and minored in French at University of California, Santa Barbara. Although she misses living on the beach and traveling abroad to teach English, she is excited to be back in school and to work at the Graduate Writing Studio!
Angela Corbett is a first 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, fiancé, and a car packed to capacity. She’s a diehard Harry Potter fan and loves to bake, but is sadly awful at it.
Jennifer Dean comes from Texas, by way of Nebraska, where she received her MA at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. During her time in Nebraska, she worked as a Research Assistant, Composition Instructor, and a Writing Tutor both at the university and then Southeast Community College. She received her BA from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. She is a first-year poet in the MFA writing program and looks forward to continuing to write while helping others with their own projects.
Ronald 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 Gonzalez is currently in her second 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.
Debbie Neufeld is a student in the Kremen School of Education where she is working on her master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She holds a California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential and has taught first, fourth, and sixth grade. She has also worked with IBM's Educational Division as a contracted curriculum developer.
Marielle Petricevich holds a Bachelor's in Music and is currently enrolled in the Master's of Music program at Fresno State. She also works as a student athlete tutor at the Ricchiuti Academic Center tutoring in subjects that range from English to Music to Organic Chemistry (GO 'DOGS!). She is currently continuing her undergraduate research on vocal pedagogy and hopes to pursue her Ph.D. in ethnomusicology with a focus in the Balkans.
Chuck 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.