Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Our Staff

Jennifer Fogerty

Jennifer Fogerty, MSEd

Assistant Provost for Student Affairs

(215) 503-6335

Contact Jennifer about anything related to accommodations for a health condition, Title IX or sexual misconduct violations, grievances, policy guidance and grade appeals, or general guidance and questions about life at Jefferson.

Jennifer received a Bachelor's in Sociology from Rutgers University and a Master's in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. She has over 20 years of experience working within student affairs, with a focus on academic support services, disability services, policy development, Title IX, and student conduct. 

While at Peirce College in Philadelphia, Jennifer oversaw the administration of the SSS, Act101, and Perkins grant programs for academically and financially disadvantaged students. This included remedial education planning, managing disability accommodations and overseeing all academic support, including tutoring. Jennifer brought this experience to Thomas Jefferson University, where she continues to oversee all academic support services and disability accommodations. Her role as Assistant Provost also includes strategic planning and development for the Student Affairs Division.     

Jim Dysen

Jim Dyksen, MSEd
Associate Director, Academic Support Services
(215) 503-2787

Contact Jim about anything related to Academic Support--if you’re a student seeking to schedule an academic support appointment but can’t find a timeslot suitable with your schedule; you're a distance learner; you attend classes in Abington; or you don't have the availability to meet in person.

Reach out if you’re faculty seeking to request workshops for students – either in-class or supplemental, referring a student for academic coaching, looking to schedule tutor training (or discuss other ways we can facilitate tutoring), or are interested in exploring other ways we can support students.

Jim has more than 15 years of experience teaching and advising in higher education. He has a Bachelor’s degree in English, a Master’s Degree in English and Creative Writing, and a Master’s degree in Education, focused on teaching English to speakers of other languages. He worked for a number of years in Penn’s English Language Program as an ESL instructor and then as Advising Manager. Notably, while at Penn as a graduate student, he also worked for the Learning Resources Center and that experience fueled an interest in learning science and study strategies.

Academic support services at Jeff offers the opportunity to work with a diverse population of intelligent, talented, motivated learners and he enjoys helping students thoughtfully make adjustments and learn more effectively in their programs.

Jim has also focused on writing instruction throughout his career in education and has worked as a writing instructor and writing center tutor at several universities in the Philadelphia area. He continues to work on writing projects in non-fiction and fiction and enjoys opportunities to encourage creative writing for students here at Jeff. Jim also had a brief career in selling rare first edition and antiquarian books. He’s a music fan and Philadelphia sports fan and is happy to talk about either anytime.

Danielle Litwin-Moskowitz

Danielle Litwin-Moskowitz, MA

Assistant Director, Academic Support Services

(Student Writing Center)

(215) 955-1402

Contact Danielle about anything related to the Student Writing Center (SWC)--if you’re a student seeking to schedule a writing center appointment but can’t find a timeslot suitable with your schedule; you're a distance learner; you attend classes in Abington; or you don't have the availability to meet in person. Reach out if you’re faculty seeking in-class writing workshops for students or wanting to explore other ways the SWC can support students.

Danielle is a certified teacher who earned her master’s in English, writing and rhetoric from Long Island University, Brooklyn (LIU). Ever since she was a graduate-student tutor at LIU’s writing center, she hasn’t been able to get enough of small group and one-on-one instruction.

While at LIU, she also mentored new tutors, and helped STEM majors from historically underrepresented communities strengthen their writing and study skills. She also supported faculty as a consultant with the Writing Across the Curriculum Program.

Locally, Danielle has taught writing at Community College of Philadelphia and Temple University; while at Temple, she also taught women’s literature. As a former city and state committeeperson, she loved furthering GOTV efforts.

Her professional experience outside of higher education includes marketing/communications, event planning, and fundraising for a Philadelphia-based AIDS Service Organization. And some time ago, she worked in the music industry as a journalist and founded a PR company.

When Danielle isn’t thinking about writing center pedagogies, and literacy as it pertains to communities, civic engagement, and health outcomes, she dabbles in drum set and auxiliary percussion. She writes creative nonfiction (though, not frequently enough), and revels in keeping potted plants alive. She lives in South Philadelphia with her husband and daughter.

Eileen Cunniffe, MS
Professional Writing Tutor

Eileen has worked as a medical writer and editor (first in a children’s hospital, later in a medical publishing company, then as a freelancer). She also worked for many years as a public affairs professional in a pharmaceutical company, where her work included executive speechwriting as well as managing newsletters and other internal publications.

More recently she worked in Philadelphia’s arts and culture sector for more than a decade, managing skills-based volunteer programs and a board training and placement program. She remains active as a volunteer in the arts community. Eileen writes frequently as a “citizen journalist” for The Nonprofit Quarterly, most often covering trends in the arts. Her creative writing has appeared in many literary journals and in three anthologies. She writes mostly nonfiction and often explores identity and experience through the lenses of travel, family and work. Occasionally, her stories present themselves as prose poems.

Eileen is a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area. She holds two bachelor’s degrees from Villanova University: one in Honors and the other in English. She also has a master’s degree in organizational dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Tami Hill, MPH
Peer Writing Tutor

Tami is a 2nd year student in the Postbaccalaureate Pre-Professional Program at TJU. With an unwavering passion for women’s health and addressing health disparities, Tami shaped her education around increasing health outcomes for African American women in marginalized communities. As a writing tutor, Tami enjoys the opportunity to help her classmates achieve their goals.

She holds a BA in Family and Child Studies from Montclair State University and an MPH in Health Management and Policy from Drexel University with plans to attend medical school Fall 2019. When she is not studying for the MCAT, Tami enjoys reading, spending time with family and playing with her cat, Bella. 

Demian Larry
Professional Writing Tutor

Demian had his first experience as a writing instructor in middle school, when his 7th grade English teacher recruited him to teach sentence diagramming to his class and grade student papers. He earned a B.A. in two writing-intensive fields, history and philosophy, from the University of Wisconsin and, after college, he found employment as a policy researcher in Washington, DC, authoring numerous reports on legislative issues and co-editing a weekly newsletter that followed developments in Congress.

Demian came to Philadelphia to pursue a Ph.D. in American history at Temple University. Since starting graduate school, he has worked as a teaching assistant, an adjunct instructor, and a professional writing tutor, and has presented his own papers at national history conferences. 

He is currently writing his dissertation, which examines the politics and economics of airport development in Philadelphia from 1926 to 1966.  As a tutor, he loves to help students understand the writing process, develop their own ideas, and express them clearly.  He also enjoys learning about the various topics on which they write.

Erin Rickard, MFA

Professional Writing Tutor

Erin Rickard is originally from the Philadelphia area, received her BA in Anthropology and Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and her MFA in Creative Writing from The New School University in New York.

In addition to reviewing student-written work, Erin teaches Ethnographic Research Methods and Business Models at Thomas Jefferson's East Falls campus. Erin has written a dystopian novel, two screen plays and is working on an absurdist play in three acts. Her favorite color is black, food is raw fish, and person is her 6-year-old son, Theo. Erin loves Halloween and hopes to one day own a model of a kiwi bird skeleton with an egg. Erin also makes magic wands, quilts, knit goods and sassy cross-stitches. 

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(215) 503-6335
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