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.
Erin Chausse is a second-year student in the M.A. Literature program, after having completed her B.A. in English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has worked in the Fresno State Graduate Writing Studio for a semester and loves learning new things in a variety of subject matters. She substitute teaches during the day and is a consultant and student by night.
Angela 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.
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. In addition to her work in the Graduate Writing Studio, she also teaches composition. She received her BA from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. She is a second year student 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 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.
Kelly LaSalle has both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in English from Fresno State. For the past thirteen years, she has been teaching college writing. In addition to her teaching schedule, she has joined the Graduate Writing Studio as a staff member. She will be working on various projects, including consulting with students.
Nathan 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 is dog, Cooper.
Debbie Neufeld graduated from the Kremen School of Education at Fresno State in May 2014 with a Masters in Curriculum and Development. 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 consulting with students.
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.