Loyola University Maryland

The Writing Center

Staff

The Writing Center is staffed by faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

Senior Staffers also serve as faculty in the Writing Department teaching a variety of writing courses. The Senior Staff offers a variety of workshops on writing and the teaching of writing to the Loyola community. Graduate students receive training in the theory and practice of peer tutoring at the graduate level. Undergraduate consultants must complete an upper level, three credit course (WR 323) and spend a semester interning in the Writing Center before they begin tutoring.

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Senior Staff and Faculty Tutors

Lucas Southworth (photot)
Name: Lucas Southworth, Director
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Languages: English
Degree: BA, Knox College; MA, Iowa State University; MFA, University of Alabama
Favorite Author/Book: Fydor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
Photograph of Associate Director
Name: Craig Medvecky, Associate Director
Pronouns: He/him/his
Languages: English
Degree: MFA, Fiction; PhD, English
Favorite Author/Book: Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 
Helen Hofling
Name: Helen Hofling
Pronouns: She / her / hers
Languages: English, Spanish
Degree: MFA, Creative Writing
Favorite Author/Book:
Dr. Dominic Micer
Name: Dominic Micer
Pronouns: He, him, his
Languages: English
Degree: Composition and Rhetoric, PhD
Favorite Author/Book: Primo Levi, The Periodic Table
Laurence Ross
Name: Laurence Ross
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Languages: English
Degree: MFA, Creative Writing
Favorite Author/Book: Melville, Moby-Dick

Graduate Tutors

Janae Cephas
Name: Janae Cephas
Pronouns: she / her / hers
Languages: English
Major/Minor: PsyD Candidate
Favorite Author/Book:
Gil Chambres
Name: Gil Chambres
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Languages: English
Major/Minor: Sociology & History; African&African American Studies & Urban Education
Favorite Author: Toni Morrison
Hannah King
Name: Hannah King
Pronouns: she / her
Languages: English
Major/Minor: PsyD Candidate
Favorite Author/Book:
Christina Taylor
Name: Christina Taylor
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Languages: English
Major/Minor: Accounting/Information Systems
Favorite Author: John Steinbeck

Undergraduate Tutors

Emily Ashe
Name: Emily Ashe
Pronouns: she/her
Languages: English
Major/Minor: Chemistry, with minors in Writing and Forensics
Favorite Author/Book: J. R. R. Tolkien
Olivia Brown
Name: Olivia Brown
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Languages: English
Major/Minor: Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Major/Writing Minor
Favorite Author/Book: The Great Gatsby
Liz Crites
Name: Liz Crites
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Languages: English
Major/Minor: Psychology with minors in Sociology and Writing
Favorite Author/Book: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Amber Davis Name: Amber Davis
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
Languages: English
Major/ Minor: English and Communications Interdisciplinary Major with Writing Minor
Favorite Author/ Book: Darkness Rising Trilogy by Kelly Armstrong
Denike, Katie Name: Katie Denike
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
Languages: English
Major/ Minor: Psychology/Biology
Favorite Author/ Book: You by Celeste Ng
Jocelyn Early-Hulebank
Jocelyn Early-Hubelbank
she, her, hers
English
Psychology major &Writing minor
The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini
Ryan Flood
Name: Ryan Flood
Pronouns: He, him, his
Languages: English
Major/Minor: Writing
Favorite Author/Book: Catcher in the Rye
Noah Hileman
Name: Noah Hileman
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Languages: English
Major/Minor: Accounting Major. German and Writing minor
Favorite Author/Book: "The way of Kings" by Brandon Sanderson
Matt Kozak
Name: Matt Kozak
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Languages: English
Major/Minor: English/Writing Interdisciplinary, Marketing Minor
Favorite Book/Author: Thomas Pynchon, Crying of Lot 49
Allie Lijewski
Name: Allie Lijewski
Pronouns: she/her
Languages: English and French (intermediate)
Major/Minor: Major: Communications - Journalism and Digital Media; Minor: Writing
Favorite Author/Book: Normal People by Sally Rooney
Grace O'Connell
Name: Grace O’Connell
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Languages: English
Major/Minor: Information Systems Major, Writing Minor
Favorite book: Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Caroline Peterson
Name: Caroline Peterson
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Languages: English
Major/Minor: Speech-Language Hearing Sciences with minors in Spanish and Writing
Favorite Author/Book: Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels
Kirby Povalaitis
Name: Kirby Povilaitis
Pronouns: she/her
Languages: English
Major/Minor: Biology and Writing ID major
Favorite Author/Book: "Talking to Strangers" by Malcolm Gladwell
Quigley, Katie
Name: Katie Quigley
Pronouns: she/her
Languages: English
Major/Minor: Writing / Sociology
Favorite Author/Book: Roxanne Gay
Sony Schell
Name: Sony Schell
Pronouns: she/her
Languages: English
Major/Minor: Writing
Favorite Author/Book: Angie Thomas
Sadie Semrau
Name: Sadie Semrau
Pronouns: she/her
Languages: English & Italian
Major/Minor: Advertising & PR Communication major and Writing minor
Favorite Author/Book: The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
Kira Shoemaker
Name: Kira Shoemaker
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages: English
Major/Minor: Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences -- Spanish & Writing
Favorite Author/Book: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Erica Soya
Erica Soya
She/Her
English, French
Writing Major, Marketing Minor
Favorite Author: Mitch Albom
Sarah Swanson
Name: Sarah Swanson
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages: English
Major/Minor: English major with minors in Catholic studies and secondary education
Favorite book: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
Erin Wilson
Name: Erin Wilson
Pronouns: she/her
Languages: English
Major/Minor: Marketing/Writing
Favorite Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Young, Gabriella
Name: Gabriella Young
Pronouns: she/her
Languages: English
Major/Minor: Accounting//Writing
Favorite Author: Colleen Hoover