Writing Center Director
Associate Professor of English
I am a writer who loves to teach writing and help other writers develop their skills. I’m also committed to making Cedarville University’s Writing Center top notch and thus regularly participate in writing center conferences, where I both learn from professionals across the world and conduct presentations about the many innovative approaches we've developed here. I’m a charter member of the Ohio Writing Center Consortium, and I’ve published work in the peer reviewed, widely circulated Writing Lab Newsletter. I’m also a poet who’s published three books and many poems in literary venues across the U.S. I bring all this experience and expertise to the writing center here, and I enjoy working with the students, faculty, and staff who visit. Stop by soon—I’d love to meet you!
Assistant Writing Center Director
Assistant Professor of English
I am a writer, debate coach, 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.
Junior, 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, 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!
Junior, 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!
Junior, Pharmacy Major
Hello! I am 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 and hiking 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: Emerald Necklace (mint chocolate chip cookie).
Junior, 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.
Senior, 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!
Junior, Liberal Arts Major
Hello! I am one of the few liberal arts majors at Cedarville, and I love to learn about everything. I am concentrating in English and literature, but I also love to play the piano, draw, talk about history and theology, and learn why people do the things they do. I am a proud Michigander from way up north and miss the clear water, hills, and trees that cover Michigan. I also love to travel both inside and outside the US. Arial font annoys me. My favorite food is cheese because I can eat it with almost everything.
Junior, 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!
Senior, Early Childhood Education Major
I am an Early Childhood Education major from Connecticut. I have a passion for both reading and writing, but an even greater passion for coffee. My favorite foods include strawberries, caramel, chocolate, and pretty much anything sweet, so it's a good thing that I enjoy taking bike rides and going for hikes. When I have spare time, I like to read YA fiction, which is probably a good thing since I'm going to teach kids. I love every step of the writing process, from brainstorming to editing, and would be happy to work with you at any stage of your paper.
2016 CU Graduate, B.A. in English and Graphic Design
Elise is a recent graduate with majors in English and Graphic Design and a minor in creative writing. She’s been an English department TA for three years and has written for Cedarville literature professors, Oxford dons, editors of all kinds of literary journals, and advertising and marketing directors from The Real World. She loves language, philosophy, art, travel, chess, gardening, fountain pens, theoretical physics, sailing, and hand-drawn animation, among dozens of other pursuits. Her next goals for her own writing include finishing her First Actually Good Novel, blogging consistently for a whole year, and getting into a graduate program in fiction writing. She would love to see your work no matter what it’s about and what stage of completion it’s in, and looks forward to learning what interests you.
Senior, Math Major
I am a math major with an actuarial science minor from the northwest suburbs of Chicago (Lake Barrington, IL). Although I prefer working with numbers and mathematical concepts, writing is something that really intrigues me. I find it really interesting how word choice, organization, punctuation, etc. can affect how a reader comprehends a sentence, paragraph, or paper. In my free time, I enjoy watching videos from hip-hop competitions, cooking, baking, and dancing. I'd love to work with you at the Writing Center, so make sure you come visit!
Senior, English Major
Hi! I’m Hannah, and I'm a Michigander majoring in English. You might see me around campus with my camera taking photos of flowers or ducks. I like coffee and tea, both of which go wonderfully with a good book and a hammock. I have a fascination with sailing ships (even though I have never been on one), a newfound love of gardening, and a tendency to stand outside in downpours. One of my favorite things about reading and writing is the opportunity to view the world in new ways. I would be happy to talk about writing with you.
Junior, English and Spanish Double Major
Hello there! Since you are reading my biography, you probably don’t know much about me, so here are a few things you may enjoy learning: (1) I’m a double major in English and Spanish, (2) one of my spiritual gifts is hospitality, and I love to cultivate warm, friendly environments, and (3) I enjoy philosophy, books, art, nature, and Celtic music. Whatever sort of writing you may be working on right now (even if it’s for yourself, like a creative story or a journal), it is my pleasure to work with you. Don’t let yourself be intimidated by big projects. You are, in fact, a writer yourself—you can say great things! Come see me if you have any doubts, and I’ll help show you.
Senior, English Major
Hey, stranger. I'm a fan of New England, dark, cave-like spaces, overcast skies, woods, mountains, candles, autumn, the '90's, controversial discussions, music, literature, and tomatoes. If you find yourself drawn to at least one of the aforementioned items, look no further—I would love to work with you on any of your writing assignments during any stage of the writing process.
Senior, Christian Education and Psychology Double Major
Hi. I am a junior Christian education (ministry) and psychology double major from Lorain Ohio, near Cleveland. I hope to use my career to help youth and families in some fashion. Some of my favorite things to do are read, listen to music, and argue (in a constructive, friendly way of course). A random fun fact: I have over 70 frog stuffed animals and figurines. I am happy to be someone you can bounce ideas off of, and I will gladly talk with you about how to improve the argument of your paper.