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Meet The CLR Staff

Administrative Staff

Debbie Malewicki, Director
Ms. Debbie Malewicki, Director

Ms. Malewicki became director of the Center for Learning Resources in January 2009 and has been thrilled with the growth the department has experienced over the years due primarily to the commitment of the CLR staff to provide quality support to the students of UNH based upon a metacognitive approach that emphasizes engagement in the learning process with the goal of independent understanding and application of the material.  Ms. Malewicki earned a BA in English and a BFA in Creative Writing from Roger Williams University, as well as an MA in English Literature from UConn-Storrs.   Prior to coming to UNH, she spent a decade teaching English, literature, and humanities courses at schools such as Quinnipiac University, Southern Connecticut State University, and Norwalk Community College (NCC), in addition to serving as a faculty tutor in various writing centers and later as the associate director of the Writing Center at NCC.  She has also worked as a technical writing consultant, proofreader, and editor in fields such as medical marketing, medical journals, high-level finance, theology, engineering, and children's media, in addition to freelancing as a software trainer.

Ms. Malewicki possesses over a quarter century of experience in the field of higher ed. tutoring and student support services.  She has presented on a variety of discipline-related topics at the national conferences for the ATP, NCLCA, ACTLA, and NTA and worked with the CLR leadership team to earn all three levels of CRLA program certification for the Center for Learning Resources in 2015.  She is a member of the National College Learning Center Association, College Reading and Learning Association, National Tutoring Association, Association for Tutoring Professionals, ACE Women’s Leadership Network, and the College Reading and Learning Association Northeast Chapter.

Under her leadership, the Center for Learning Resources won the 2016 ATP Program of Excellence Award.


Leon Weinmann 
Dr. Leon Weinmann, Interim Associate Director

Leon Weinmann earned degrees in English and Classical Languages from UMass Amherst and a doctorate in Comparative Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A poet and essayist, he is the author of Afterwords(FutureCycle Press, 2014). He is the director of Southern Connecticut State University's short-term summer study abroad Rome Program and also serves as the Interim Associate Director of the Center for Learning Resources at the University of New Haven.

TutorsCOMM 1100, COMM 1101, COMM 1102, COMM 1109, COMM 2200, ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, ENGL 1103, ENGL 1104, ENGL 1105, ENGL 1106, ENGL 1110, ENGL 1111, ENGL 2201, ENGL 2202, ENGL 2211, ENGL 2212, ENGL 2213, ENGL 2214, ENGL 2217, ENGL 2218, ENGL 2220, ENGL 2225, ENGL 2230, ENGL 2251, ENGL 2260, ENGL 2267, ENGL 2268, ENGL 2270, ENGL 2275, ENGL 2281, ENGL 2290, ENGL 3300, ENGL 3323, ENGL 3341, ENGL 3353, ENGL 3356, ENGL 3371, ENGL 3390, ENGL 3392, ENGL 3393, ENGL 3394, ENGL 3395, ENGL 4406, ENGL 4407, ENGL 4408, ENGL 4409, ENGL 4477, ENGL 4478, ENGL 4480, ENGL 4481, ENGL 4482, ENGL 4483, ENGL 4484, ENGL 4485, ENGL 4486, ENGL 4487, ENGL 4488, ENGL 4489, ENGL 4490, ENGL 4491, ENGL 4492, ENGL 4493, ENGL 4494, ENGL 4495, ENGL 4496, ENGL 4497, ENGL 4498, and ENGL 4599

Jennifer Knapp, Peer Tutoring Program Coordinator

Jenny is a graduate student majoring in Industrial Organizational Psychology. She is a tutor in Psychology and SPSS. Aside from psychology, Jenny also has a love for graphic design and spends multiple hours on Photoshop. She enjoys painting and drawing in her spare time as well.

Tutors: ECON 6625, PSYC 1111, PSYC 6608, PSYC 6619, PSYC 6623,  SPSS.  




Apoorva Chitre, Assistant Peer Tutoring Program Coordinator and Computer Lab Graduate Assistant

Apoorva is the Assistant Peer Tutoring Coordinator and a Computer Lab GA at the CLR. After completing his undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Mumbai in India, he went on to take a plunge at Entrepreneurship by founding a tech solutions enterprise in Mumbai. After surviving the early hiccups of managing a start-up, he finally decided to go back to school and thus, came to UNH. He is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Computer Science. Apoorva likes travelling, blogging, cooking and playing Badminton in his free time.

Tutors: CSCI 6617, CSCI 6627, CSCI 6620, CSCI 6622

Programming Languages Supported: C, C++, JAVA, SQL



Raquel Arnold, CLR Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Racquel Arnold, CLR Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Racquel Arnold is an undergraduate student majoring in Biology with a minor in Psychology. She plans on going to graduate school and pursing a neuropsychology career. Aside from being part of the CLR staff, Racquel is an A-Team member and a Leadership Intern/Cochair. She enjoys spending time with her friends, having fun, pursuing leadership opportunities, and overall having a good time.




Derek Burns, CLR Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Derek Burns, CLR Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

 Derek is a graduate student in Industrial-Organizational Psychology with a concentration in Organizational Development & Consultation. He is a Rutgers University alumni with a double major in Psychology and Sociology with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. He is a member of the Phi Mu Delta National Fraternity.






Katherine Esposito

Katherine Esposito is a sophomore here at UNH studying Forensic Science and Bio Pre-med She is also a member of the Forensic Science club, Biology club, Ski and Snowboard, and a member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. Outside of school, Katherine enjoys watching movies, playing the guitar, and being active. She is also a big animal lover and slightly obsessed with Grey's Anatomy. 





Taylor Hillman

Taylor Hillman, Special Assistant for On Sight and Offsite Tutoring Locations and Senior Admin Assistant 

Taylor Hillman is a graduate student focusing in Industrial and Organizational psychology. He obtained his B.A in psychology from Florida Gulf Coast University. He also has a passion for ethics and leadership. In his spare time he likes to do yoga, martial arts and read philosophy. Taylor plans to open his own consulting firm.

Tutors: PSYC 1111, PSYC 6608, PSYC 6619, PSYC 6664, SPSS




Jessica McDade, CLR Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Jessica McDade, CLR Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Jessica McDade is an undergraduate student double majoring in Legal Studies with a concentration in Dispute Resolution and Criminal Justice with a concentration in Forensic Psychology. After graduating, she plans on continuing her education by attending law school. Aside from working in the CLR, she is also a mentor for the Foundations for Success program. She enjoys reading, writing, hiking, volunteering in her community, and spending time with family and friends. 




Caprisha Richards,  CLR Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Caprisha Richards is an undergraduate peer tutor for Global Studies courses as well as a receptionist. She is majoring in Global Studies with a concentration in Global Economy while also on the Pre-Med track. Aside from the many clubs and organizations that she is a part of, Caprisha is also a member of the UNH Women’s Volleyball Team. Caprisha’s love for children and admiration for other cultures has molded her future aspirations of becoming a traveling Mid-Wife with special focus on diet and holistic treatment. In her spare time, Caprisha enjoys yoga, the outdoors, laughing, writing poetry and singing.