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

Kate Berger
Name: Kate Berger
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Languages: English
Minor/Major: Doctoral (PsyD) Student in Clinical Psychology
Favorite Authors/Book: Donna Tartt, John Steinbeck, David Sedaris, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
Janae Cephas
Name: Janae Cephas
Pronouns: she / her / hers
Languages: English
Major/Minor: PsyD Candidate
Favorite Author/Book:
Hannah King
Name: Hannah King
Pronouns: she / her
Languages: English
Major/Minor: PsyD Candidate
Favorite Author/Book:
Rachel Koller
Name: Rachel Koller
Pronouns: she/ her
Languages: English
Major/Minor: undergrad- Communication, minor in Writing; current MBA Candidate
Favorite Author/Book: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Aileen van Wie, Graduate Tutor
Name: Aileen van Wie
Pronouns: she/ her
Languages: English
Major/Minor: PsyD Candidate
Favorite Author/Book:

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
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
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
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
Peter Friedrichs
Name: Peter Friedrichs
Pronouns: He, Him, His
Languages: English, partial German
Major/Minor: Writing and Philosophy Interdisciplinary
Favorite Author/Book: Favourite book is Lord of the Flies
Katie Giron
Name: Katie Giron
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Languages: Spanish, English
Major/Minor: Psychology/Forensic Studies
Favorite Author/Book: The Great Gatsby
Lily Gretz
Name: Lily Gretz
Pronouns: she/her
Languages: English
Major/Minor: Global Studies and Writing
Favorite Author/Book: The Importance of Being Earnest
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
Chelsea Little
Name: Chelsea Little
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
Languages: English
Major/Minor: Psychology and Writing Interdisciplinary
Favorite Author/Book: Leigh Bardugo
Brianna McKeough
Name: Brianna McKeough
Pronouns: She/her/hers
languages: English
Major: Forensic Studies
Minor: Biology
Favorite book: Firefly Lane
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
Kevin Pan
Name: Kevin Pan
Pronouns: He/Him
Languages: English, Mandarin, Spanish (Learning)
Major/Minor: Management
Favorite Author: John Steinbeck
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
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
Christina Taylor
Name: Christina Taylor
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Languages: English
Major/Minor: Accounting/Information Systems
Favorite Author: John Steinbeck
Emily Totura
Name: Emily Totura
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Languages: English
Major: Marketing
Minor: Spanish
Favorite book: The Secret Life of Bees
Favorite author: John Green
Erin Wilson
Name: Erin Wilson
Pronouns: she/her
Languages: English
Major/Minor: Marketing/Writing
Favorite Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald