Lawrence Stanley

Interim Director, Senior Lecturer in English, and Co-Director of the Nonfiction Writing Program

Lawrence received his B.A. in English from Covenant College; a Masters in English from the University of Maine; and a PhD in Philosophy and English Language and Literature (1992) from the University of Oxford.  He is the 2004 receipient of the Harriet W. Sheridan Award for Distinguished Contribution to Teaching and Learning at Brown.

Janet Peters


Janet received her B.A. in Psychology from Rhode Island College. She is the 2013 recipient of the Wilson DeBlois Award for her work with graduate students. Janet manages the Writing Center, the Writing Fellows Program, Excellence at Brown, and academic tutoring programs. 


Rachel Toncelli

Director, English Language Learning

Rachel received her B.A. in Philosophy and Anthropology (1995) from Tulane University; a European Masters in Anthropology (1996) from the Universit√† degli studi di Firenze; and an M.Ed. in Adult ESL (2007) from Rhode Island College.  She taught ESL abroad and at the Johnson & Wales University English Language Institute, as well as a  wide variety of Italian language and ESL teacher preparation courses at Rhode Island College.  


Name Office Location Email Office Hours

Writing Center Staff

Janet Peters, Manager Writing Support/Tutoring Programs
 SciLi 504 by appointment
Rachel Toncelli, Director English Language Learning
 SciLi 508 by appointment