Ryan Wepler serves as the Director of the Graduate Writing Lab at the Poorvu Center. He previously served as the Associate Director of the Yale College Writing Center at the Poorvu Center, where he managed tutoring programs, developed resources to support writing at Yale, and taught courses on academic argument, literary analysis, and humor writing. His current research interests in writing studies, literature, and humor began with a BA in English and Philosophy from Colby College and a Ph.D. in American Literature from Brandeis University. Publication of his own research and ten years of teaching experience have shown Ryan a consistent pattern in where good writing comes from: writers work best when they seek feedback during the writing process. This principle is most visible at the Poorvu Center, where Ryan manages a staff of fellows who see the feedback process as an opportunity for students to become sharper thinkers and clearer, more self-aware writers.