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

Olivia Brown
Name: Olivia Brown (she/her)
From: Cherry Hill, NJ
Degree Area: Speech-Language Pathology (2024)
Languages: English
Favorite Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Go-to Study Spot: The Writing Center!
Amber Davis
Name: Amber Davis (she/her)
From: Silver Spring, MD
Degree Area: Emerging Media, 2023
Languages: English
Favorite Authors: W.E.B. Dubois / Kelly Armstrong
Go-to Study Spot: Outdoors on a deck/patio
Jocelyn Early-Hubelbank
Name: Jocelyn Early-Hubelbank (she/her)
From: Long Island, NY
Degree Area: Psychology (PsyD, 2027)
Languages: English
Favorite Authors: David Sedaris / Khaled Hosseini
Go-to Study Spot: Fernandez Center
Hannah King
Name: Hannah King (she/her)
From: Bermuda
Degree Area: Psychology (PsyD, 2024)
Languages: English
Favorite Authors: Ayn Rand / Viktor Frankel
Go-to Study Spot: Patterson Park
Erica Soya
Name: Erica Soya (she/her)
From: Shrewsbury, NJ
Degree Area: Emerging Leaders MBA (2023)
Languages: English
Favorite Author: Mitch Albom
Go-to Study Spot: On a beach

Undergraduate Tutors

Emily Ashe
Name: Emily Ashe (she/her)
From: Syracuse, NY
Degree Area: Chemistry (Dec 22)
Languages: English
Best Book Ever: The Hobbit
Favorite App: Spotify
julia ayroso
Name: Julia Ayroso (she/her)
From: New York City
Degree Area: Bio-Chem / Writing (2024)
Languages: English
Best Book Ever: Looking for Alaska
Favorite App: GoodReads
Erin Cunningham
Name: Erin Cunningham (she/her)
From: Tappan, New York
Degree Area: English / Writing (2023)
Languages: English
Best Book Ever: Wuthering Heights
Favorite App: Instagram
Liz Crites
Name:Liz Crites (she/her)
From: Cumberland, MD
Degree Area: Psychology (2023)
Languages: English
Best Book Ever: All the Bright Places
Favorite App: Sudoku
Ryan Cunningham Name:Ryan Cunningham (he/him)
From: Basking Ridge, NJ
Degree Area: Communication/Writing/Film (2023)
Languages: English
Best Book Ever: The Great Gatsby
Favorite App: Letterboxd
Ioannis Delizannis Name:Ioannis Delizannis (he/him)
From: Greece
Degree Area: Biology (2023)
Languages: English, Greek, Italian, German
Favorite App: GasBuddy
Lorena Ercoline
Name:Lorena Ercoline (she/her)
From: Milford, NH
Degree Area: Writing/Comm/SPanish (2023)
Languages: English, Spanish
Best Book Ever: Leaving Time
Favorite App: Pintrest
Aidan Greene
Name: Aidan Greene (he/him)
From: Boston, MA
Degree Area: Comm/Advertizing/PR (2024)
Languages: English
Best Book Ever: The Prophet
Favorite App: Letterboxd
Sophie Hertz
Name:Sophie Hertz (she/her)
From: Ambler, PA
Degree Area: Writing/Comm (2024)
Languages: English
Best Book Ever: The Jungle
Favorite App: TikTok
Noah Hileman
Name: Noah Hileman (he/him)
From: Manchester, NH
Degree Area: Accounting/Writing (2023)
Languages: English
Best Book Ever: The Oathbringer
Favorite App: Webtoon
Erin Hurley
Name: Erin Hurley (she/her)
From: Cherry Hill, NJ
Degree Area: Writing (2023)
Languages: English
Best Book Ever: The Last Cuentista
Favorite App: GoodReads
Maddie Kammholz
Name: Maddie Kammholz (she/her)
From: Rochester, NY
Degree Area: Marketing/InfoSys/Writing (2024)
Languages: English
Best Book Ever: Sarah’s Key
Favorite App: Instagram
Jacolby Lacy
Name: Jacolby Lacy (he/him)
From: Virginia
Degree Area: International Business (2025)
Languages: English
Best Book Ever: The Awakening
Favorite App: Instagram
Claire Marino
Name: Claire Marino (she/her)
From: Cherry Hill, NJ
Degree Area: Writing/Comm/English (2024)
Languages: English
Best Book Ever: Lovely War
Favorite App: GoodReads
Taylor Moyer
Name: Taylor Moyer (she/her)
From: Laurel, MD
Degree Area: Writing/Economics (2025)
Languages: English
Best Book Ever: Me Before You
Favorite App: Pintrest
Brandon Nefferdorf
Name: Brandon Nefferdorf (he/him)
From: Baltimore, MD
Degree Area: Psychology/Natural Sciences (2025)
Languages: English, Spanish
Best Book Ever: The Invisible Man
Favorite App: Twitter
Lauren Nowicki
Name: Lauren Nowicki (she/her)
From: Baltimore, MD
Degree Area: Speech-Language-Hearing (2024)
Languages: English
Best Book Ever: The Outsiders
Favorite App: Snapchat
Smarlyn Ovalles
Name: Smarlyn Ovalles (they/them)
From: Bronx, NY
Degree Area: Psychology (2024)
Languages: English, Spanish
Best Book Ever: A World of Wonders
Favorite App: Netflix
Olivia Pare
Name:Olivia Paré (she/her)
From: Farmington, CT
Degree Area: Psychology/Writing (2025)
Languages: English
Best Book Ever: The Nightengale
Favorite App: Instagram
Chays Pibulsiri
Name: Chays Pibulsiri (they/them)
From: Baltimore, MD
Degree Area: Pyschology (2025)
Languages: English
Best Book Ever: The Crucible
Favorite App: Tumblr
Jill Pursiano
Name: Jillian Pursiano (she/her)
From: Mahwah, NJ
Degree Area: Psychology/Philosophy (2024)
Languages: English
Best Book Ever: The Nightengale
Favorite App: Instagram
CJ Sommers
Name: CJ Sommers (he/him)
From: Northhampton, PA
Degree Area: Biology/Psychology/Photography (2024)
Languages: English, Spanish
Best Book Ever: More Happy Than Not
Favorite App: I can't decide!
Steph Tracy
Name: Steph Tracy (she/her)
From: Long Island, NY
Degree Area: Bio-Psychology (2023)
Languages: English, Spanish
Best Book Ever: Ugly Love
Favorite App: VSCO
Mary Velasquez
Name:Mary Velasquez (she/her)
From: Lutherville, MD
Degree Area: Writing (2023)
Languages: English
Best Book Ever: They Both Die At the End
Favorite App: Instagram
Aisha Veras
Name:Aisha Veras (she/her)
From: Boston, MA
Degree Area: Sociology (2024)
Languages: English, Spanish
Best Book Ever: If You Come Softly
Favorite App: Pokemon Go
Walter Brendan
Name: Brendan Walter (he/him)
From: Rockvill Centre, NY
Degree Area: Writing/Communication (2023)
Languages: English, Spanish
Best Book Ever: Into the Wild
Favorite App: Pokemon Go
Izzy White
Name: Isreal “Izzy” White (he/him)
From: Maryland
Degree Area: Writing/Psychology (2024)
Languages: English
Best Book Ever: Crime and Punishment
Favorite App: Lane Splitter