Staff List

Julie Moore

Writing Center Director

Associate Professor, Language and Literature

Moore

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 two 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!

Austin Bush

Senior, Biology Major

Austin Bush

I am a biology major from the great state of Iowa with a love for expressing thoughts and ideas through writing. I enjoy spending time in the gym, ordering highly caffeinated drinks from Stoney Creek, and listening to Anberlin or The Killers. I would love the chance to work with you, especially if you bring me a big research paper with many scientific sources. I know that for non-English Majors, writing can be an intimidating process and I would enjoy the chance to show you that writing can be not only doable but also extremely enjoyable.

Abby Cline

Senior, AYALA Major

Abby Cline

Well, hello! My name is Abby Cline, and I'm an English Ed major. That's right: I am willingly planning to spend my time with high schoolers discussing literature, appreciating different cultures, and enjoying writing. I'm a not-so-closeted theatre fanatic, with a soft spot in my heart for Shakespeare and all who model him. Someday I hope to use my French minor by travelling to France itself or maybe to an African nation that still uses un peu français. Meanwhile, I would absolutely love to chat with you about any and all writing endeavors, English or French, nearly-perfect or barely-started. And yes, I did survive Literary Analysis, so I can commiserate and collaborate in that area, too. Hope to see you in the Writing Center!

Rachel Dark

Senior, English Major

Rachel Dark

Well, hello there! I am an English major and a M.o.M.M. veteran with a minor in editing and publishing. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and analyzing almost anything available (yes, even the dictionary!), watching period dramas, and exploring the many Civil War battlefields scattered throughout my home state of Virginia. I love musing over new ideas and meeting a wide variety of people, so feel free to meet with me about whatever paper you may be working on. I’m excited to meet you!

Britt DeWitt

Senior, AYALA Major

Britt Dewitt

I’m Britt DeWitt, and I’m an English Education major from Orlando, Florida. Though I don’t go to Disney as much as you would expect, I do miss Florida’s warm weather during Ohio’s crazy winters. I am a sucker for TV (with Friends holding the position of all-time favorite show), Sharpie pens, Moleskine journals, and anything with coconut or caramel. Like most English majors, I love reading (I’ve been on a big nonfiction kick lately) and discussing what I’ve been reading with other people. Though I’m certainly interested in working with students from the English department, I really want to meet with students from other majors as well. I love working through any stage of the writing process from brainstorming to final draft, so come see me!

Elizabeth Dossett

Senior, Technical and Professional Communication Major

Elizabeth Dossett

Hi there! I'm Elizabeth, and I'm a Technical and Professional Communication major. In addition to working as a consultant at the Writing Center, I also work as a Teacher's Assistant for the online class Style and Mechanics for Writers. If you need help with those tricky nominalizations, I'd love to help you! I also love to play Ultimate Frisbee, I laugh often and sometimes uncontrollably, and I can't chew apples quietly. I'm excited to journey alongside you as you develop your writing abilities, and I can't wait to hear your essays and learn more about the topics you're writing about!

Roger Gelwicks

Senior, Technical and Professional Communication Major

Roger Gelwicks

Hello! My name is Roger, and I’m from Fishers, Indiana. Besides writing and editing, I enjoy web designing, music reviewing, public speaking, drumming, and making descriptive lists of gerunds. I also dabble in theatre when time allows, probably enjoy coffee just a little too much, and bleed blue for the Indianapolis Colts on an annual basis. I immensely enjoy the opportunity to tutor in the writing center because I not only get to help you discover your “inner writer” but also learn cool information from reading your assignments. As a future technical writer, I have special interest with assisting engineers with lab reports. Come one, come all; I can’t wait to work with you.

Rose Havard

Senior, Technical and Professional Communication Major

Rose Harvard

Hi. I’m a person who likes writing. A lot. Probably more than I should. I’ll read anything you bring. Any page, lap-top screen, napkin, paper bag, straw wrapper, price tag, cardboard box, or brick you happened to scribble words on. Come see me sometime. I’m here to help you.

Cassie Herbert

Senior, AYALA Major

Cassie Herbert

I'm an English Education major. My hope is to use literature as a medium to impact the lives of high school students, possibly in impoverished or inner city settings. I enjoy learning new things and would love to work, chat, and laugh with you. I am a chai tea drinker, love fast food, and have survived Lit Analysis! I look forward to having some chill but productive sessions, so come see me anytime.

Helen Hoekman

Junior, Spanish major

Helen Hoekman

Hi there, I’m Helen. I’m a Spanish major with a triple minor in Bible (of course!), TESOL, and music. If I ever grow up, I would absolutely love to play my trumpet with the Madrid Symphony Orchestra; more realistically, however, I aspire to be an interpreter for hospital patients and doctors. Along with playing my trumpet, running long distance, watching NCIS, and reading mysteries, I also enjoy helping people become un-frustrated with their papers as they find direction and purpose in their writing.

Michayla Lehman

Senior, English Major

Michayla Lehman

Hello, all! I'm an English Major, and I have a minor in editing and publishing. When I'm not surrounded by spiral-bound notebooks, purple pens, and dramatic novels, you can find me catching up on the latest cheesy plotlines at the movie theater or jamming out to the underappreciated art of country music. My goal in life is to destroy the long-held belief that you can't do anything with an English degree (which is totally untrue). My friends consider me to be a shy person, which I have to agree with because Myers-Briggs told me so. But I love writing and understand the frustration that comes with struggling to find the perfect topic, backing up flawless points, and sounding professional all at once. Come on in, let's talk!

Jen McConkey

Senior, Psychology Major

Jen McConkey

Hello! I’m Jen, and I’m from Springfield, Ohio. After I graduate, I hope to continue studying counseling, so I can improve the lives of individuals and families. I love playing and listening to music and am in Symphonic Band and Flute Choir. I also really enjoy creative writing, especially fiction, and can spend hours working on my stories. I’m looking forward to working with you and helping you develop your writing skills!

Ashley Moore

Senior, History/Political Science and Spanish Majors

Ashley Moore

My name is Ashley, and I'm majoring in Spanish and history/politcal science, as well as minoring in the Honors Program (having survived all those M.o.M.M. readings and essays!). I've lived in Cedarville since birth, and some of my favorite hobbies include cheering in vain for my Cleveland teams, eavesdropping on peoples' conversations, traveling, drinking sugar free caramel frappuccinos (with whipped cream), public speaking, and asking questions. I spend a lot of time laughing, looking up at the sky, and asking the nearest person to please-kill-that-beastly-spider. It's always a privilege to talk to my peers about their papers in a comfortable, no-pressure (and often chocolate-filled) setting, so feel free to drop by and see me soon!

Chelsea Musser

Senior, Psychology Major

Chelsea Musser

Hi! My name is Chelsea Musser, and I am a psychology major from the small town of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania. After Cedarville, I hope to become a licensed professional counselor, helping people learn how to live healthy, God-filled lives. I love using my talent of dance to glorify God on campus through the dance orgs, EOP and AYO. I also enjoy spontaneous adventures, especially when they involve the mountains, road trips, and chocolate. I love discussing and analyzing different topics, and look forward to hearing your insightful thoughts and ideas.

Kelsey Newman

Senior, Finance Major

Kelsey Newman

I'm Kelsey, and I'm studying Finance and French. I live in rural New Hampshire on the same street where little-known President Franklin Pierce grew up in the 1800s. For these and other reasons, my friends have labeled me "colonial," but I try to surprise them with my varied and ever-changing interests. Among other things, I enjoy the ocean at night, chai tea with soy milk, street fairs, crossword puzzles, late night discussions, and early morning runs. Writing has always been a passion of mine, one that developed almost before I could hold a pen, and one that I would be delighted to share with you. I would love to work with you with on any writing assignments, so come visit me in the Writing Center!

Emma Patterson

Junior, Music Major

Emma Patterson

I’m a music major and California girl, and I like kooking, kats, knaps, and Korean TV. If given the choice, I would rather go running or watch movies before I write a school paper. . . Am I allowed to say that? I do strive for excellence in writing, however, because I am passionate about creatively and effectively connecting with people. Even if you feel overwhelmed, confused, or apathetic about your writing, I would love to help and inspire you during any part of the process!

Eli Pyles

Senior, Technical and Professional Communication Major

Eli Pyles

I am a technical and professional communication major, and I’ve lived in Cedarville my entire life. I enjoy playing a variety of sports, such as basketball, volleyball, and ultimate Frisbee, and most of all, I like to run. If I could meet anyone in the world, it would be Ryan Hall—if you know who that is, great; if not, you should look him up. Anyway, two of the things I love to do most are to write and to help others with their writing, so feel free to sign up and stop by anytime—I’d love to help!

Courtney Raymond

Junior, Applied Communications Major

Courtney Raymond

Hi! My name is Courtney, and I am from northeast Ohio, where it looks a lot like Cedarville but with more hills. If I’m not in the Writing Center, you can probably find me working at the library, and if you still can’t find me, go ahead and look in the theatre, where I’m often found working on the current production. I have a passion for words and stories, and my favorite way to write is in verse. When I grow up, I want to be paid to continue blogging, work in the PR department in a non-profit theatre, run a Christian all-girls residential summer camp, and perhaps be a literary agent (a broad, diverse program like communications obviously suits me). I love talking about books, cloudy-but-potentially-monumental ideas, and even speech outlines for your Fundamentals class. Visit us soon!

James Sandberg

Senior, English Major

James Sandberg

I'm an English major with a minor in biblical Greek as well as an ardent fan of '60s and '70s rock music with particular emphases on Dylan and the Boss. I enjoy psychological and/or philosophical discussions, so I would be delighted to brainstorm with anyone wishing to articulate profound or complex subjects. I look forward to coming alongside fellow writers during the writing process, and I will probably give preference to anyone who can name the Beatles albums in order.

Jesse Silk

Senior, English Major

Jesse Silk

My name is Jesse Silk, and I’m from the Akron area. I’m a die-hard Ohio State and Cleveland sports fan. I’m passionate about the art forms of music, cinema and creative writing. As an English major at Cedarville, I’ve developed analytical abilities as well as knowledge of composition and research, and I’m looking forward to assisting you this year.

Ruth Towne

Sophomore, Technical and Professional Communication Major

Ruth Towne

My name is Ruth Towne, and I am from North Berwick, in Southern Maine. I am a technical and professional communication major with minors in honors and creative writing who also enjoys many athletic activities. When I am not throwing javelin, discus, shot put, weight, and hammer with Cedarville’s Varsity Track and Field Team, I often explore the Cedarville area with my friends, read the works of Dostoyevsky or T. S. Eliot, and drink lots of coffee or tea. I also love the beautiful New England coastline, fall foliage, and woodlands, although such landscapes are not popular in Ohio. I would love to see you in the Writing Center and work with you on all your assignments!