Writing and Design Lab


Travis DuBose


duboseforWDLsiteTravis teaches classes focused on digital media and professional writing at Rutgers-Camden and serves as faculty adviser to the campus’s digital literary magazine The Scarlet Review. His current research interests include the ideologies of interface and experience design and the rhetoric of typography. He also maintains creative interests in hypertext narratives and procedural generation. An alumnus of the Rutgers University Graduate School–Camden, Travis earned his master’s degree in English in 2014. That same year, he received the James Sanderson Graduate Award, which is awarded to the student who wrote the best graduate paper in the previous academic year.

Dr. William FitzGerald

Director of First Year Writing

bill-colorBill FitzGerald specializes in rhetoric and writing studies with particular interests in the rhetoric of religion, Kenneth Burke and the rhetoric of style. At Rutgers, he also teaches undergraduate courses in media and literacy studies and graduate courses in genre, composition theory and research methods. His book Spiritual Modalities: Prayer as Rhetoric and Performance (Penn State Press 2012) is part of a larger project on the relationship between speech in general and speech addressed to God. Finally, Bill directs the Teaching Matters and Assessment Center in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Student Consultants

Liam Fleming

Student Consultant

Photo of Liam standing on a city street.Liam Fleming is an English Major, and a Digital Studies Minor. After undergrad, he wants to pursue his Masters’ in English with a concentration on Literature and Social Justice. He really likes reading and being around mountains. Down the line, he wants to write essays and short fiction for a living. He loves talking about aliens, the environment, and the Jersey Devil.

Sydney Johnson

Student Consultant

Image of Sydney smiling at the camera.Sydney Johnson is a junior at Rutgers University Camden. They major in history and theater with a minor in English. On campus they serve on the student government and other activism clubs including but not limited to diversity, LGBT issues and advocacy, mental health awareness, and transparency within the university. They also act in the Rutgers theater and are heavily involved in the arts department. A fun fact is that their favorite color is yellow

Tony Celestino

Student Consultant

Image of Tony smiling at the camera.Tony Celestino is an English Major and Film Minor. He plans to work in either the field of education or to incorporate his writing with that of film. Some of his favorite films include Blade Runner, House, Eraserhead, Suspiria and The Thing.

Alaina Pomykacz

Student Consultant

Alaina smiling at the camera.Alaina Pomykacz is an English major with minors in writing and digital studies in her junior year at the Honors College. Like most English majors, she enjoys reading and writing in her free time, as well as the outdoors, not knowing how to ride a bike, and podcasts about anything spooky. A long time lover of academics, Alaina plans on pursuing graduate degrees after earning her BA, and perhaps becoming a professor.

Starla Blatcher

Student Consultant

Photo of Starla BlatcherStarla Blatcher is a junior with a film major and writing minor. She plans to graduate in the spring of 2021. She hopes to have a career in screenwriting or video journalism. She likes traveling, watching movies, and going to concerts.