2020 editorial team
Matthew Moyer is an adult learner who returned to college at the ripe old age of thirty-five. He decided to major in Writing Studies so that he could share not only the wild musings that go bump-in-his-head, but also the stories of ridiculous life experiences. He decided to pick up a minor in Philosophy to figure out why these things happen to him - it didn’t work. Here at the Made in Millersville Journal, Matt serves as the Editorial Team Manager. It’s his mission to oversee journal operations to ensure that up-and-coming stars – both student authors and journal members - shine. Matt has also published several Dungeons and Dragons adventure modules with chewy philosophical middles on DM’s Guild.
Editorial team manager
marketing & outreach specialist
Jack Wisniewski is a senior at Millersville University, majoring in Communication with a broadcasting option. Aside from working as an editor for student journal submissions, he is the Marketing & Outreach Specialist tasked with raising the profile of the journal and expanding its reach to show off the great work of Millersville students. After graduating, he plans to enter the field of sports media, or use his skill set to educate audiences about wildlife conservation and the wonders of the natural world. A passion of his outside of school is watching and learning about films like Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and other classics.
Rachel Hicks is a junior Writing Studies major with minors in History and Government & Political Affairs. Alongside her internship with the Made in Millersville Journal, Rachel works in the English Department as the Social Media Coordinator and at WIXQ 91.7 FM as the Station Manager. As the MiM Journal Web Design Specialist, Rachel works on updating the website, organizing usability testing, and publishing the online journal. In her free time, Rachel enjoys reading feminist dystopias, crocheting afghans, and bothering her cat.
web design specialist
Phoebe Tanis is a sophomore English Secondary Education major. In addition to working with the Made in Millersville Journal, she works at the Writing Center on campus and serves as editor for the University Research Newsletter for Millersville. As the Project Manager for Authors, Phoebe works alongside the students planning to publish in the journal, keeping them motivated and organized to complete their work! In the future, Phoebe plans to work in a local high school and change the lives of students who need it most.
project manager for authors
author engagement specialist
Abigail Risser is a junior English: Writing Studies major with minors in journalism and women and gender studies. Abigail is the Author Engagement Specialist for the Made in Millersville Journal. Apart from working as an editor for submissions, she manages the MiMJ blog and works to build a community with the journal writers as well as the additional publishers on the Millersville University campus. In addition to working as an intern, Abigail is a tutor at the writing center, Music Director at WIXQ 91.7 FM, and training to take over the role of president for George Street Press. After graduating, she would like to continue to graduate school to study Communication, Culture, and Media while working to publish her fiction novels.
Kerrie R. H. Farkas is a professor of writing in the English Department at Millersville University. Her research focuses on civic discourse and community engagement and preparing students for informed and engaged public discourse. She is the founder and co-director of the Made in Millersville Journal, a conference proceedings journal based on student research and creativity presented at the annual Made in Millersville Conference, and she co-directs the undergraduate student internship program that produces the journal.
founder & co-director
Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol serves as Undergraduate Research and Instruction Librarian at Millersville University. She collaborates with faculty in a variety of disciplines to engage undergraduate students in meaningful and sustainable research and creative projects. In collaboration with Kerrie, she is the founder and co-director of the Made in Millersville Journal, a conference proceedings journal based on student research and creativity presented at the annual Made in Millersville Conference, and she co-directs the undergraduate student internship program that produces the journal.
founder & co-director