Professional Advisors

Linda Clemens

Retired English Professor at Century College

Linda’s career as an educator includes hundreds of hours consulting with and tutoring high school, college, and graduate students—both in person and online—to help them become better writers, readers, and speakers.  In addition, she has taught high school, college, and graduate level English; and worked as an instructional designer and writer, technical medical writer, and workshop facilitator for U.S. and international medical professionals.  Linda believes strongly in the value of individualized instruction, which is why she loves tutoring and is thrilled to be a volunteer with ELLoquently.  She holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication; Linda is completing her Ph.D. dissertation from the University of Minnesota, for which her research addressed student experiences during online writing tutoring.  Finally, and quite importantly, she is the human living assistant for a beautiful cat, Ruby, a smart, funny, dilute torti that is 13 years old and completely in charge of their home.

Richard Jewell

General Coordinator, MnWE–Minnesota Writing and English

 Retired English and Humanities Professor at Inver Hills Community College

After almost forty years of teaching English and Humanities and writing an online textbook for each discipline, Richard has retired from teaching in MinnState–the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. He also is the co-founder in 2009 of MnWE–Minnesota Writing and English–, which has a newsletter for 3000 university, college, and high school English and Writing faculty in Minnesota and nearby states, and an annual conference drawing 100-200 faculty. He continues as General Coordinator. In retirement, he is reading, writing, and, with his wife, exercising daily; and he continues to enjoy TV dramas, indie movies, and dining on natural and Asian foods. You can find his textbooks, other writings, and resume at

Ann Ludlow

Retired English Professor at Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Ann Ludlow has decades of experience teaching English at the college and high school level. Before becoming a tenured professor at MCTC, she was an English teacher and reading specialist at two high schools in the greater Twin Cities area. Ann has focused her professional endeavors on reducing the achievement gap in first-generation college students and second/third generation bilingual students. Her other interests include learning about the effect of culture on higher-level learning experiences and exploring the success of monolingual and bilingual students of color.