Dr. Tatiana Glushko coordinates services within the Richard Wright Center (RWC), assists with training graduate and peer tutors, facilitates writing workshops for faculty, staff and students at JSU, and tutors students one-on-one.
Dr. Glushko came to Jackson State University in 2004 as an exchange ESL instructor from Russia. In Russia she taught English as a foreign language in the Department of English Philology and Translation at Amur State University. In 2006, she entered the Master’s program in English at JSU and began working as a graduate assistant and tutor in the Richard Wright Center. Since then Dr. Glushko also held the positions of coordinator of supplemental instruction (2009–2013) and interim director (Summer 2013) of the RWC. In 2009–2013, Dr. Glushko also taught English Composition I and II in the Department of English and Modern Foreign Languages at JSU.
Dr. Glushko earned her Ph.D. in Urban Higher Education from Jackson State University (2014). She also holds a Master of Arts degree in English (2009), and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with a minor in Russian. She is a member of the Mississippi Writing Center Association (MSWCA) and International Writing Center Association (IWCA). Dr. Glushko’s research interests focus on writing center pedagogy and cultural differences in writing. In 2014, she presented (via Skype) on developing intercultural competence in academic writing at the international conference at the Amur State University, Russia. Most recently she has been working with her colleagues Dr. Kathi Griffin (Director of RWC, JSU) and Dr. Daoying Liu (Nantong University, China) on a study of writing center effectiveness. The results of the study were presented at the Brown Bag Research Talks at JSU in September 2015 and at the IWCA conference in Pittsburgh in October 2015.