Academic Services Staff

Baylor Hicks

Baylor Hicks, J.D.

Managing Editor, Monarch Review; Writing Consultant
(910) 630-7264
Davis Memorial Library 111
Baylor Hicks
Baylor Hicks, J.D.

Managing Editor, Monarch Review; Writing Consultant

B.A., Duke University; J.D., Stanford University

Bio:

Baylor Hicks is a writing consultant and for several years was the managing editor of the Monarch Review, Methodist’s journal of undergraduate research and art. Prior to arriving at MU, she practiced law for many years, in both North Carolina and the San Francisco Bay area. Notwithstanding the fact that she lived for close to 30 years in northern California (including three years at a Zen Buddhist retreat center), she is one of those rare creatures—a Fayetteville native. As a lawyer, she worked in a various fields, ranging from civil litigation to tax planning, and specialized in legal research and writing. A Buddhist and a meditator, she has a broad array of interests, including art and architecture, qigong and gardening, and fixing up a modernist house created by her father, local architect Mason Hicks. Baylor leads a local Buddhist meditation group. She obtained her law degree at Stanford University and her bachelor’s at Duke University, from which she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude.

(910) 630-7264
Davis Memorial Library 111
Tavares Hunter

Tavares Hunter, M.S.

Director, Center for Student Success; Assistant Coordinator, C.H.A.M.P.S.
(910) 630-7249
Berns 10
Tavares Hunter
Tavares Hunter, M.S.

Director, Center for Student Success; Assistant Coordinator, C.H.A.M.P.S.

B.S., Methodist University; M.S., Walden University

Bio:

Tavares joined the staff in 2010 and received his master’s degree in higher education in 2015. He worked as a Residential Coordinator from 2010 until 2016, when he was appointed Student Solutions Coordinator. He became Director of the Center for Student Success in 2018. He also teaches MU Journey courses.

(910) 630-7249
Berns 10
Eugenia Johnson

Eugenia Johnson, Ph.D.

Director, Academic Advising; Coordinator, Culture of Reading Program
(910) 630-7588
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Eugenia Johnson
Eugenia Johnson, Ph.D.

Director, Academic Advising; Coordinator, Culture of Reading Program

B.S., Pembroke State University; M.S., East Carolina University; Ph.D., Walden University

Bio:

Dr. Johnson earned her Ph.D. in Management with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Change. She is a professional Academic Advisor and Coordinator of the Culture of Reading Program.

 

(910) 630-7588
Berns 15
Rebcecca King

Rebecca King, M.F.A.

Director, Writing Center
(910) 630-7264
Davis Memorial Library 111
Rebcecca King
Rebecca King, M.F.A.

Director, Writing Center

B.A., Methodist University; M.F.A., University of Southern Maine

Bio:

Rebecca King is the Director of the Writing Center at Methodist University, where she graduated, magna cum laude, in 2012 with a B.A. in Writing. She teaches the Dirty Dozen workshops and the internship course, ENG 4160, to prepare students to be writing consultants. She moved in 2007 to the Carolinas from Maine, where she owned and operated a restaurant for many years, sold real estate, and started a furniture repurposing business. Rebecca recently completed an MFA in creative writing at the University of Southern Maine, where she connected with her mentor Rick Bass, the celebrated short-story writer. She is currently working on her first novel.

(910) 630-7264
Davis Memorial Library 111
Wilma Leinonen

Wilma Leinonen, M.S.Ed.

Writing Consultant
(910) 630-7264
Davis Memorial Library 111
Wilma Leinonen
Wilma Leinonen, M.S.Ed.

Writing Consultant

B.A., Boston State College; M.S.Ed., University of Southern Maine

Bio:

Wilma Leinonen moved to Fayetteville from Kennebunk, Maine, and is delighted to be a professional consultant with the Writing Center. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English, magna cum laude, from Boston State College; a chef’s diploma from Creative Cuisine in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and her M.S.Ed., summa cum laude, from the University of Southern Maine. Wilma enjoyed working as a resource teacher in the public school system for more than twenty years, and developed and taught a variety of early childhood education courses at York County Community Technical College. Wilma volunteers for the Fayetteville Symphony, the Museum of the Cape Fear, and the Cumberland County Schools. She treasures time with her family and friends, and enjoys year-round outdoor photography in the warm North Carolina climate.

(910) 630-7264
Davis Memorial Library 111
Quincy Malloy

Quincy Malloy, M.S.Ed.

Director, Testing & Tutoring Center; Director, Accessibility & Disability Services
(910) 630-7151
Davis Memorial Library
Quincy Malloy
Quincy Malloy, M.S.Ed.

Director, Testing & Tutoring Center; Director, Accessibility & Disability Services

B.S., Methodist University; M.S.Ed., Walden University

(910) 630-7151
Davis Memorial Library
Charmagne Williams

Charmagne Williams, M.S.W.

Coordinator, Accessibility & Disability Services
(910) 630-7402
Pearce Hall
Charmagne Williams
Charmagne Williams, M.S.W.

Coordinator, Accessibility & Disability Services

B.S.W., Methodist University; M.S.W., Fordham University

(910) 630-7402
Pearce Hall
Jimarr Williams

Jimarr Williams, M.S.

Student Solutions Coordinator
(910) 480-8513
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Jimarr Williams
Jimarr Williams, M.S.

Student Solutions Coordinator

B.S., East Carolina University; M.S., Troy University

(910) 480-8513
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