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: Mechanical Engineering

Dream Vacation Spot: Europe, specifically the countryside of France

Favorite Writing Analogy: Writing is like cooking. Practice makes perfect. If you follow a recipe, the food will likely turn out well. However, once you start to add personal touches and get creative, it can become a masterpiece. 


Major: Biological Sciences

Dream Vacation Spot: Iceland

Favorite Writing Analogy: "Good writing is like a windowpane"– George Orwell


Major: Mechanical Engineering

Dream Vacation Spot: Redwood National Park

Favorite Writing Analogy: "You can start all over again" -Rob Thomas


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: Business Major

Dream Vacation Spot: Galapagos Islands

Favorite Writing Analogy: “The English language is an arsenal of weapons. If you are going to brandish them without checking to see whether or not they are loaded, you must expect to have them explode in your face from time to time.” – Stephen Fry


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