Who we are

The staff at the Center for Communication Practices is composed of graduate and undergraduate students who enjoy reading and responding to writing and oral presentations from all disciplines!  All of the consultants who work at the CCP  have significant experience both writing and presenting their ideas orally.  All undergraduate consultants have also excelled in a 4-credit course, Writing and Responding, that prepared them to read and respond to a wide range of written and oral texts.

Each consultant may have unique experience with specific types of communication.   Look below to read our consultant profiles before scheduling an appointment:  you may find someone especially well-suited to your needs!


Director—Dr. Barbara Lewis: Barbara enjoys the challenge of reading technical texts from all different fields.  She also loves reading and talking about papers written for Humanities courses, and has quite a bit of experience reading resumes, cover letters, and graduate school application essays.  When she’s not working in the CCP, Barbara teaches writing courses in the Department of Communication and Media.

Consultant—Britney Summit-Gil: Britney is an MS/PhD student in Communication and Media. She received a Bachelors Degree in Anthropology from New College of Florida. Her interests include mass media, Internet communications, and political discourse in the United States.

Consultant—Laquana Cooke: Laquana is a PhD fellow in Communication and Rhetoric.  She received her MA from NYU.  Her research interests include pedagogy of video games, youth culture, critical media studies, and identity construction in virtual environments.

Consultant—Matt Rolph: Matt is a PhD Candidate in Communication and Rhetoric. He used to teach Composition, Technical Writing, introduction to literature, and critical thinking courses at Plymouth State University. His interests include educational technology, academic metrics, and social and cognitive sciences.


Look for our signs at the bottom of the stairs, on the lower level of Folsom Library. We have just moved a few steps away!

Contacting the CCP

Lower Level, Folsom Library
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY 12180

Hours of Operation

Mon - Thu 10AM-5PM AND 7 - 9 PM
Fri 10AM-1PM
Sun 7 - 9 PM
Closed Saturday
NEW Evening Hours
Sun - Thurs 7 - 9 PM

If you need help, you can email the Director, Dr. Barbara Lewis, at lewisb2@rpi.edu

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