Douglas Brown


Douglas Brown holds a B.A. in English from Wesleyan University (1984) and an M.A. in Creative Writing from City College (1995). He has taught a range of writing intensive courses at Rhode Island School of Design and Providence College, as well as in the Nonfiction Writing Program at Brown (2002-2007). He is the 2006 recipient of the UCS Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the 2007 recipient of the Wilson DeBlois Award for his work with graduate students. Douglas is the Director of the Writing Center and Writing Fellows Program.

Janet Peters


Janet received her B.A. in Psychology from Rhode Island College. She is the 2013 recipient of the Wilson DeBlois Award for her work with graduate students. Janet manages the Writing Center, the Writing Fellows Program, Excellence at Brown, and academic tutoring programs. 


Rachel Toncelli

Director English Language Learning

Rachel received her B.A. in Philosophy and Anthropology (1995) from Tulane University; a European Masters in Anthropology (1996) from the Universit√† degli studi di Firenze; and an M.Ed. in Adult ESL (2007) from Rhode Island College.  She taught ESL abroad and at the Johnson & Wales University English Language Institute, as well as a  wide variety of Italian language and ESL teacher preparation courses at Rhode Island College.  


Name Office Location Email Office Hours

Writing Center Staff

Douglas Brown, Director Writing Support Programs
JWW 213A M & W 3-5, or by appointment
Janet Peters, Manager Writing Support/Tutoring Programs
 JWW 213C by appointment
Rachel Toncelli, Director English Language Learning
 JWW 213B by appointment