Professional Staff

Phillip Bode


Writing Center

Degrees: M.A: Rhetoric and Professional Communications from New Mexico State University
                   B.A.: Writing and Literature Studies from Boise State University

Dream Vacation Spot: Iceland or Colombia

Favorite Writing Analogy: "It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation"-Herman Melville



Major: Applied Mathematics, Technical Communication

Dream Vacation Spot: Wales

Favorite Writing Analogy: “Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly—they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”– Aldous Huxley, Brave New World


Major: Aerospace Engineering

Favorite Writing Analogy: “Just remember that Dumbo didn't need the feather; the magic was in him.” – Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft


Major: English and Technical Communcation

Dream Vacation Spot: A frame cabin in the woods

Favorite Writing Analogy: "The writer's oath I promise solemly: 1. to write as often and as much as I can, 2. to respect my writing self, and 3. to nurture the writing of others. I accept these responsibilities and shall honor them always." - Gail Carson Levine