GaTA Board


Theo Tate
Supervisor, Learning & Tutoring Center
Georgia State University
is the math and science supervisor of the Dunwoody Campus Learning and Tutoring Center (LTC) at Georgia State University. He manages the day-to-day activities for the LTC as well as the LTC Online. He earned an Associate of Arts (AA) in Mathematics in 2010 and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Information Technology in 2013. He loves bridging the gap between tutoring and technology. He is also a die-hard Lakers fan!
Vice President
Program Coordinator, Center for Writing and Speaking,
Imani Young Bey
Agnes Scott College
Imani is the Program Coordinator of the Center for Writing and Speaking (CWS) at Agnes Scott College. In her role as Coordinator, she manages the daily operations of the CWS, organizes events and tutor training, and oversees a staff of 35 undergraduate tutors and 1 graduate tutor. She received a Masters of Arts (MA) in Applied Linguistics-ESL and a TESOL Certification from Georgia State University in 2019 and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Philosophy from Agnes Scott College in 2017. A budding scholar and career woman, Imani’s scholarly and professional interests include Japanese Studies, intersections between philosophy of language and epistemology, ethno-epistemology, axiology, writing center theory, and ESL curriculum development.
President Elect
LaTasha Andre
Wesleyan College
Immediate Past President
Duane Theobald
Director, University Writing Center
University of West Georgia
is the Director of the University Writing Center (UWC) at the University of West Georgia. In his role as Director, Duane serves as the primary administrator for the Center and oversees 35-40 faculty and graduate writing consultants, among other duties. He holds a B.A. in English (along with a Georgia Teaching Certificate for English, Grades 7-12) and an M.A. in English (concentration in Film Studies)–both from UWG. His scholarly interests include American literature (primarily early and modern), film as literature, post-secondary pedagogy, and writing center studies. He lives in Bremen with his wife, Kate (who also works at UWG), five-year-old daughter, Hailey, and one spastic but lovable cat.
Janelle Mendoza Guerra
CSS, Learning & Tutoring Center
Georgia State University
is an Illinois native turned Atlantan transplant. Presently she serves GaTA board as the Vendor Chairperson in which she hopes to connect the Georgia Tutoring Association with leading providers of educational resources. Prior to accepting this role, she received her undergraduate degree in English from Clark Atlanta University and has taught and tutored the subject to both middle school and adult education students. Ultimately, in any professional opportunity she accepts, Janelle seeks to creatively challenge students to understand, recognize, and utilize the reading and composition of the English language as a means of both self-expression and critically analyzing the world around them.
Social Media Coordinator
Rebecca Cofer
Assistant Director, Campus Tutoring Services
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
currently works at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, GA. She serves primarily as the coordinator of tutoring services for the college but also works with undeclared advising and facilitates Safe Zone trainings on her campus. Rebecca is a graduate of Virginia Tech for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She has worked as a tutor in Virginia Tech’s writing center and then moved on to coordinate tutoring services for Texas Tech’s TECHniques Center. Rebecca is an active member of GaTA, CRLA and NACADA and holds multiple offices in some of these organizations. Her research interests lie in the benefits of tutoring for the tutor and also the physical space of learning centers. She lives in Tifton with her husband, who serves as an Assistant VP at ABAC, and their two energetic schnauzers, Fitzgerald and Franny.
Webmaster & Technology Support
Kathryn Gunn
English Lecturer
Gordon State College
Kathryn is an English Lecturer at Gordon State College. She teaches Access Institute and Learning Support composition and literature courses on the main campus, and she teaches composition courses in the Gordon Access Program at Fort Valley State University. She also serves as a professional writing tutor and Student Success Fellow in Gordon’s Student Success Center. She holds an MFA from the University of Alabama in Fiction with a Graduate Certificate in Gender and Race Studies and a BA in English from the University of West Georgia. She has worked in positions focused on student success since her first work-study job in her freshman year at UWG.