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Interim Writing Center Director, Assistant Professor of English
I am a writer, board game-player, and lover of popular culture. I first learned of my love for helping others with writing by working as a consultant at the Cedarville University Writing Center. I like to write about a number of topics, ranging from contemporary American literature to children’s movies, from Homer to obscure graphic novels. If you come around the writing center, you'll likely see me observing sessions, leading workshops, and generally making trouble.
Interim Assistant Writing Center Director, Associate Professor of English
I was born and raised in Florida, lived in Tennessee for eight years, Japan for six years, and have been teaching at Cedarville since 1999. I enjoy pulling for the Florida State Seminoles football team, the Atlanta Braves, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. I'm a big film watcher, both foreign and domestic, and a fan of graphic novels, all things Japan, and hanging out wife my wife and grown kids.
Senior, Pre-law MajorI am a Senior Pre-law major with minors in Honors, History, and Bible Studies. I was born to American parents living in Belgium and have spent over 10 years living in Western Europe. In spite of this foreign upbringing and my current residence in Ohio, I consider myself as being from my family’s ancestral home of South Carolina. I am an Honors student, a participant in intramural sports such as Ultimate Frisbee, basketball, and soccer, and am an avid reader of classical literature. As for the future, I plan on attending law school after I graduate from Cedarville in 2018.
Junior, Biblical Studies MajorHi, I’m Christopher Bell. I’m a Bible major who wants to pursue vocational ministry. I think getting to help people with spiritual things is super rewarding. My friends tell me I’m pretty good at Halo. I love nerdy stuff like Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. One of my favorite things to do is watch movies. I grew up until the age of eleven in England, but America feels a lot more like home. Oh, and I’m from West Virginia. Also, I’m all about yellow, because it’s a happy color! So if you like any of the things I like, or even if you don’t, stop by for an appointment!
Senior, English Major
I’m an English major from Wisconsin with an ever-growing appreciation for cats. I’m always ready to talk about good writing and how we can write meaningfully. I’m eager to listen to your thoughts and flesh out your ideas. I’m intrigued by the paradox of exercising freedom while practicing discipline. Outside of the writing center, I’m into writing, reading, and running. I don’t care what type of coffee I’m drinking and think passion is a fancy word. My favorite writers are Tolstoy, O’Connor and Berry. If there’s anything you want to talk or write about, come see me at the writing center.
Junior, Professional Writing and Information Design Major
Hymns, wildflowers, E.B. White, paths, groundhogs, salt, clawhammer banjo, irony, fire pits, the Blue Ridge, stories, wind, conversations, top-bound notebooks, and sunlight falling through black walnut trees inspire me daily. I love the way words sound and how synonyms never mean the same thing. The bike trail between Xenia and Yellow Springs is among the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. I think that to know people and live truthfully is mysterious and rare and tragically hard, but writing helps me do it a little better. I frequently misuse words in casual conversation and write down all my shady intuitions and undeveloped thoughts; let’s talk about yours.
Senior, Allied Health Major
Hi, everyone! I am an allied health major on my way to becoming an occupational therapist. Though I am always busy here at Cedarville, I love studying and having the opportunity to learn about so many different subjects. In my free time, I enjoy swing dancing, hiking, picnicking, exploring new towns, and hanging out with my dear friends. While I am currently from Florida and enjoy the sunny beaches, I spent most of my years in New Jersey, resulting in my tendency to walk fast and eat a lot of Italian food. Getting to help anyone who visits the writing center is such an honor; so please stop by, grab a piece of candy, and let’s get to work!
Senior, Global Business and Marketing Major
Hi! I’m a Global Business and Marketing major with minors in Spanish and Honors. I currently live in Centerville, Ohio, but my real home is in Colorado, where I lived for most of my life. In my spare time, I like to read for fun, hike, swim (preferably at a beach!), and play the violin. I am also a huge Harry Potter fan and will never say “no” to ice cream. Both traveling the world and learning about other cultures really interest me, and I love meeting new people. I would be happy to help you in any stage of the writing process, so come visit me!
Senior, Pharmacy Major
Hello! I am a pharmacy student from Kentucky, just south of Louisville (pronounced Looavul NOT Lewisville). However, I’m a military kid, so I’m really just a Midwest girl. I chose to study pharmacy because I enjoy chemistry, especially stoichiometry, and helping people. Rock climbing, hiking, and laughing with friends fill the time I’m not studying. And when I’m not outdoors, I enjoy my favorite flavor of ice cream in Chuck’s: Grasshopper Pie (mint chocolate cookie).
Senior, Psychology Major
Hello! My name is Heidi, and I’m a senior psychology major! I believe that puns are the highest form of comedy and that coffee is one of God’s greatest gifts to mankind. As far as writing goes, I have a lot of experience with research, but I enjoy all types of writing. I would love to collaborate with you on your writing no matter what part of the process you’re in!
Sophomore, Political Science Major
Yello! I hail from the great state of Utah, where I grew up with three awesome brothers and a male rat terrier (my mom is outnumbered). I enjoy philosophy, public speaking, Legos, music, and jokes with bad pun-ch lines (hahaha!). I am pursuing a degree in political science which, if God wills, I might just use to enter politics. Whatever I do, may He get the glory! See you in the Writing Center!
Senior, Molecular Cellular Biology Major
I am a molecular cellular biology (McBio) major and creative writing minor. Not surprisingly, I am passionate about both those subjects. I especially love to combine science and writing in unique ways, such as writing a picture book about a ribosome or a poem about a cell. When it comes to writing papers, I love to outline, plan, and organize. I would be happy to help you with organization, outlining, or any other writing needs you have.
Junior, Psychology Major
Hi, friends! I am a psychology major from Toledo, Ohio. In the future, I plan to study clinical psychology in graduate school in hopes of counseling and/or becoming a professor. I spend most of my free time singing, dancing, reading, or playing the drums. I love adventures and engaging conversations, so feel free to stop by and talk about your paper any time!
Graduate Student, Pharmacy Major
Hello! I am a pharmacy student from Jackson, Michigan. When I am not in the writing center or the HSC, you can usually find me studying at coffee shops, trying out new recipes, or making celebratory trips to donut shops with my friends. I think coffee mugs are the best souvenirs because they are both practical and unique, and I believe in eating breakfast for dinner. I love talking with people and learning from their experiences, so come visit me in the writing center!
Senior, Premed/Molecular and Cellular Biology Major
Hey there! Just between you and me, I'm more at home in the mountains of Colorado than the plains of Ohio, but unfortunately we can't relocate Cedarville. I tried. I've also lived in both Lithuania and Puterto Rico, and have been to Swaziland, Guatemala, and most of Europe. My dreams include eventually becoming an ER doc, owning an in-home library with a sliding ladder, and visiting all 50 states. I'm always up for a new friend and a good read (or good read in progress) so come see me in the Writing Center!
Senior, Liberal Arts Major
Christiana is one of the few liberal arts majors at Cedarville (a real unicorn on campus), and she loves to learn about everything. She is concentrating in English and literature, but she also loves to play the piano, draw, talk about history and theology, and learn why people do the things they do. She is a proud Michigander from way up north and misses the clear water, hills, and trees that cover Michigan. She also loves to travel both inside and outside the US. Last year she studied abroad at Oxford in England and thinks that everyone should study abroad. She says "grey" and "judgement" instead of "gray" and "judgment." Her favorite food is cheese because she can eat it with almost everything.
Junior, Linguistics Major
Hi! I’m from Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio (near Cleveland). I’m majoring in linguistics with concentrations in modern languages and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). I like learning about language, and I enjoy studying German and Arabic as foreign languages. I also like reading, traveling, eating pizza, and spending time with my cat. Come visit me at the writing center! I would love to encourage and assist you with the writing process.
Junior, International Studies Major
Jacob is from southeast Washington State. Due to his love for other peoples, places, and cultures, he is an International Studies major. After his time at Cedarville, he hopes to work abroad in cross-cultural ministry. When he is not at school, he is probably hiking in the beautiful Cascade range of Washington or sipping a soy cortado in his favorite coffee house. At Cedarville, he loves hangin’ with his boys in Lawlor, hammocking at the Gorge, and downing copious amounts of salted dirty chai. Reading has always inspired him and led to his love of writing. Come by any time! He’ll be happy to work through any writing project with you.
Senior, Nursing Major
Hey there! I’m Emma, and I’m from Cincinnati, Ohio. I love people and culture and aspire to use my degree overseas as a missionary after graduation. When I’m not studying or preparing for clinicals, you’re likely to find me spending time with my wonderful residents in Printy (barfanya!), exploring some hiking trails, or sipping chai tea with a book in my lap. I’m a firm advocate of dancing the stress away, and cookies are my love language. When it comes to writing, I particularly enjoy brainstorming and thesis writing. Be sure to stop by — I’d love to help you tackle any writing challenge you’re facing!
Junior, English Education
I’m Carrie, and until this point in my life I’ve been saving people in the Dayton area from bad hair in my first career as a stylist. It’s been fun, but I want to teach Language Arts to high schoolers now, so here I am. I adore my English studies and I look forward to sharing my knowledge with students, but my true motive for pursuing this Education degree is that I want to be with the kids. I want God to send students who are struggling and hurting my way. I want to be a dedicated listener and a genuine, supportive mentor for them. In other words, I love to help people. In my spare time, I enjoy photographing downtown Dayton, hiking, running, and reading young adult literature. I welcome the chance to participate in group discussions. I keep a list my favorite words, and words I detest. I’m thrilled to have a chance to work with you on your writing, and I’m excited to see how you’ll grow this year.
Junior, Accounting Major
I am an Accounting major with a minor in History from the far away land of Bellbrook, Ohio. I enjoy sports, especially basketball, but I have recently taken up rugby. I love hanging out with friends and family, watching The Office, and looking at memes. So, in the words of Michael Scott, feel free to stop by “as ASAP as possible.”
Junior, Economics Major
I'm an economics major from a rural Ohio town that is so small no one has ever heard of it. I love debate and politics, but also music and art. Outside the writing center I love to sing at the top of my lungs, talk with just about anyone, and play lots of board games. My favorite part of the writing process is prewriting. If you have a topic you are trying to flesh out or an outline to look over, stop by the Writing Center! I'd love to help you in whatever stage your paper is in.
Junior, English Major
Abigail is an English major from a little town in mountainous upstate New York. She used to get in trouble for reading in class as a kid, and now reading in class is her academic career. She pursues the lucrative and lavish lifestyle of a cartoonist. Outside of the writing center, she spends time with her wonderful friends and wanders around the town of Cedarville, petting other people's cats. She believes every person has the potential to write well, and would love to help you brainstorm, organize, or refine your writing!
Senior, Pharmacy Major
Hello! My name is Rachel, and I am a Pharmacy major. Although I originally hail from eastern PA, I have recently moved to Georgia and am in the process of transforming into a southern belle. At Cedarville, you can usually find me napping or bingeing TV shows with friends. I’m pretty chill and would love to help you with anything