The Writing Center

Meet the Senior Staff

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Sandra L. Yannone, Ph.D.
Director of the Writing Center
Member of the Faculty

LIB 2310, Olympia campus
Room 124, Tacoma campus


Sandy is the shepherd of all the peer cats in the Writing Center. She oversees the hiring, tutor training, and on-going professional development of the Writing Center staff. She also works to maintain hospitable, friendly, educationally rigorous environments for writers visiting the main Center in Library 2310, Olympia, and the Tacoma Writing Center in Room 124. Sandy also consults with faculty to encourage best practices for the teaching of writing across Evergreen's curriculum and collaborates with staff colleagues to provide additional writing services to writers. As a member of the faculty, Sandy annually performs governance for the College.

Sandy holds a BA from Wheaton College, an MFA from Emerson College, and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has published her poems and book reviews in Ploughshares, CALYX: A Journal of Art and Literature by Women, Prairie Schooner, The Gay and Lesbian Review (World-wide), and the Seattle Review, among others.

She also is the owner of Kitschlandia, an export business specializing in '50s kitsch.


Michael Pez DispenserMichael Radelich
Learning Resource Specialist (Fall, Winter, Spring only)
LIB 2304A
Direct Line: (360) 867-6557
Email: Michael Radelich

Michael hails originally from NYC, by way of being stuck in the flat, frigid, and arid Midwest for 15 years. At Evergreen, he works one-on-one with all types of writers in writing, literature, and mathematics. At home, he gardens, cooks, makes furniture, makes art, and studies film. He was runner up for GQ's Watermelon Head Man of the Year for the last four years in a row, narrowly beat out by Jude Law in 2004.

Elissa Goss & Ben Chassler Lucal
Special Assistants to the Director
Writing Tutors
LIB 2304F
Direct Line: (360) 867-6981