Our Staff

WindomBarbie Windom, Director
Barbie has been the UTC Director since 2005. Prior to that she served the UTC in many other roles, including tutor, SI leader, SI supervisor, graduate assistant, Math Coordinator, and Assistant Director. She is a graduate of NC State (BS, Physics, ’92, and MS, Operations Research, ’95) and has taught MA 107, MA 141 and PY 211.  She is a Raleigh native and currently a proud Wolfpack parent!




 Wendy VanDellon, Assistant Directorrsz_1rsz_1wendy_summer16

Wendy earned her BA in English from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York; MA in English Rhetoric and Composition from Ohio University; and Ph.D. in Composition from the University of New Hampshire. She has tutored in two different tutoring centers as a writing center assistant, worked with a writing across the curriculum program, taught a variety of classes, and overseen several local publications. Wendy oversees the Writing and Speaking tutorial programs. She currently lives in Raleigh with her husband Chad.



Robin Smith, Tutor Coordinator


Robin received her Ph.D. in English Literature from UNC-Chapel Hill in May 2018. Her dissertation research focused on working-class poetry in nineteenth-century America. She has worked as a writing tutor, an academic coach, and a tutor mentor at writing and learning centers at UNC-CH and at the College of William & Mary, her undergraduate institution. She has also taught a variety of writing and literature courses and been a program assistant for a summer program that promotes diversity in higher education. She has lived in Carrboro for ten years and currently works with the Weekly Assigned and Drop-In Tutoring programs.


Sarah Stokely, SI Coordinator


Sarah earned her BS in Applied Mathematics from NC State in 2016 and is currently pursing her MS in Mathematics Education.  Sarah began working as a student for the UTC in January 2013 and since then has served in a variety of roles including Individual Weekly Assigned Tutor, Small Group Tutor and Peer Supervisor, SI Leader and Peer Supervisor, Academic Consultant, and USC 210 Instructor.  She has lived in Raleigh for 6 years and currently oversees the SI and  Small Group Tutoring programs.


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Elizabeth Jereb, University Program Associate
Betsy received her BA in Economics and Psychology at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in 1983. She also earned a Database Management Certificate at Wake Tech Community College in July, 2002. She began working for the UTC in September, 2004. Betsy and her husband, Rick, have two children, Cameron and Michelle.


Abby Nickels, University Program Associate


Abby earned her BA in English from UNC Charlotte in 2017.  After time spent as a barista, graduate student, library technician, and The Grinch (a seasonal position), she began working for the UTC in August 2018. She currently lives in Apex with her husband and two children.