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Contact the Purdue OWL and Writing Lab Staff

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OWL Mail Tutors - OWL Mail Tutors

As of May 2nd, 2016, support for OWL Mail is being redirected to our on-campus online tutoring needs. If you’re a Purdue student, staff, or faculty member, please make an appointment or visit us in person at our Heavilon office. If you’re off-campus, please consult this list for a writing center near your location.

OWL Coordinator - Daniel Kenzie

Have a question about OWL content or copyrights? The OWL Coordinator manages the content development of the OWL, handles requests for copyrights and other OWL-related questions, and works with other Writing Lab coordinators on OWL-related projects. Feel free to contact OWL Coordinator with OWL feedback, suggestions, and requests for usage.


OWL Webmaster - Tony Bushner

Please note: Due to recent infrastructure/back-end maintenance, there will be a slight delay in receiving responses to Webmaster messages. 

Have a question about the technical aspects of the OWL? The Purdue OWL Webmaster is in charge of all online services brought to you by the OWL. Please use the contact form below for inquiries regarding the technology behind the OWL, technical problems, and online accessability support.


Associate Director - Tammy Conard-Salvo

Do you have questions about the Purdue Writing Lab? Contact our associate director with questions about the Purdue Writing Lab in general and about undergraduate tutor training resources.

Director - Harry Denny

Do you have questions about the Purdue Writing Lab? Contact our director with questions about the Purdue Writing Lab and about how it can collaborate on research, community engagement, and enhancing teaching and learning.

Writing Lab Workshop Coordinator - Tammy Conard-Salvo

Do you want to plan an in-class workshop for your students or consult a writing specialist about enhancing writing instruction in your course? Contact the workshop & writing across the curriculum coordinator. If you are requesting a workshop and know the topic of the workshop, see the Writing Workshop Request Form.  

The workshop coordinator organizes and staffs in-lab and in-class workshops. In-lab workshops deal with popular writing concerns, like documenting sources and writing resumes and cover letters. Writing Lab consultants may also be available to facilitate an interactive workshop for a class or group on the Purdue West Lafayette campus on a case-by-case basis. The workshop coordinator will evaluate all requests and work with you to decide on next steps that meet your students' needs.

Instructors may schedule Writing Lab tutors to come in and give an in-class workshop. The workshop coordinator will receive such requests and schedule a tutor for that specific workshop. Please contact the workshop coordinator if you would like to schedule an in-class workshop or if you have any other questions on this service.

Please note the following:

Writing Lab ESL Coordinator - Vicki Kennell

Do you have a question about ESL conversation groups? Contact our ESL coordinator.

The ESL Coordinator updates and maintains ESL resource pages on the OWL and the in-lab library of ESL reference and self-study materials, guest lectures in training classes for writing consultants, responds to inquiries about ESL writing issues, and schedules and coordinates ESL conversation groups hosted by the Writing Lab. If you have any questions about the ESL services offered by the Writing Lab, please contact our ESL Coordinator.

Please be very specific with your requests. Very general requests such as, I need help with writing may take longer to respond to. 

Please identify if you are from the Greater Lafayette Indiana area and if you are affiliated with Purdue University. This will ensure that we can effectively act on your request. 

Business Writing Coordinator - Beth Towle

Do you have a question about our business writing tutors or practicum? Contact the business writing coordinator.

The Business Writing Coordinator teaches the Business Writing Consultant training practicum for potential consultants and advises current Business Writing Consultants on tutoring practice and workshop development. Feel free to contact this coordinator to provide feedback on Business Writing resources and services. For more information, contact our BWC Coordinator.

ICaP-ENGL 106 Writing Lab Liaison - Carrie Kancilia

Do you have a question about the Writing Lab's involvement with ENGL 106 and 108 classes? Contact the ICaP/Writing Lab.

The ICaP/Writing Lab Liaison fosters the ongoing relationship between the Introductory Composition Program at Purdue (ICaP) and serves as a member of the Introductory Writing Committee. If you are an instructor and would like more information regarding the Writing Lab and its services, or if you are interested in collaborating with a writing consultant in the Lab, please contact the ICaP/Writing Lab Liaison.

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