University Writing Center Procedure
The Writing Center welcomes students who are writing papers for courses in any discipline. Writing Assistants (WAs) represent a variety of majors & minors and core courses; each WA posts a list of his or her courses and professors so a student can sign up for an appointment with the WA who is the best voice-of-experience for that course and writing assignment. Appointments must be made 24 hours in advance at https://ashland.mywconline.com by selecting an available time on a WA’s schedule.
UWC Faculty and Staff:
Megan Connor is the Director of the University Writing Center. She has been involved with writing centers since 2006 and has worked with them in almost every capacity - as a client, as a writing assistant, as an assistant director, as a director establishing a new center, and now as a director at an established university writing center. She received her Masters in Rhetoric and Composition from Kent State University and is currently working on her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction at Kent State University. Her research interests include the teaching of writing, writing centers, peer review, new literacies, and critical social justice education.
Center for Humanities Bixler (CFHB) 111
Office Phone: 419-289-5156
Lorna Condit is the Coordinator of the Graduate Writing Center. She also serves as the Accent on Communicating Coordinator for Written Communication. She received her doctorate in English and Religious Studies from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed a Masters of Education in Learning & Technology at Western Governors University. She enjoys writing of all kinds from academic papers on 19th century gothic fiction or contemporary Christian novels to therapeutic writing and bibliotherapy. She works primarily with graduate and seminary students seeking writing support, but enjoys working with students of all levels.
Center for Humanities Bixler (CFHB) 103
Office Phone: 419-289-5957
Tiffany Sanders is the administrative assistant in the University Writing Center. Tiffany grew up in New Jersey, and earned her bachelor’s degree in family studies from Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas. While there, she served for three years on the Editorial Board for the university newspaper. Tiffany has extensive administrative experience in both professional and volunteer capacities, including team management and event planning. She lives in Ashland with her husband, their two children, and their labradoodle. She is active in her church and in the local schools.
Center for Humanities Bixler (CFHB) 109
Office Phone: 419-289-5145
Contact the following Writing Assistants for help:
Hello, my name is Emily Beaver. I am a sophomore at AU. I am working towards a double major in Creative Writing and English with minor in Geology. I am from Bryan, Ohio, home of the Etch-a-Sketch and Dum Dum suckers. This is my first year working with the Writing Center. I hope to one day become an editor. I enjoy hiking, painting, reading, and writing.
My name is Emily Nicholls and I am a senior from Mount Vernon, Ohio. I am a Biology major with a minor in Spanish and currently do research on wetland plant ecology. In my free time I like to draw, read, and play videogames. On campus, I like to hang out with my friends and am a member of the AU Anime Club. I work as a tutor for Biology and Spanish and this will be my first year at the Writing Center. I look forward to working with you!
Hello, my name is Jaion Harris and I am a junior from Maple Heights, Ohio. I am a Creative Writing and English double major with a minor in Studio Arts. I love to read and write novels in my free time. I also like to play to games, draw, and watch anime as well. I cannot wait to work with those this year at the Writing Center and help in any way I can.
Hi! My name is Jason Berardo and I am a Political Science/Political Economy major here at Ashland University! I am a junior who enjoys political activism and discussing current events with my friends. I am from Irwin, PA, which is about 45 minutes east of Pittsburgh. My goal in life is to become either a lawyer or a Political Science professor.
I am an English major with minors in Spanish and Marketing. After I graduate, I aim to become a grant writer. English is a passion of mine, and I enjoy working in the Writing Center! This will be my third semester working in the Writing Center, and I am so excited to work with each and every one of you! In my free time, I enjoy playing the piano and the cello. I also like to play tennis with friends.
Hello! My name is Kennedy Estridge and I am sophomore. I am majoring in Business Management and Entrepreneurship with minors in Child and Family Studies and Religion. I live in Ashland and commute to AU. I enjoy watching movies and binging shows on Netflix. I love the Marvel universe. In my spare time, I coach Special Olympics, volunteer at my church, and travel as much as I can. This is my first semester in the writing center and I am looking forward to helping however I can!
I’m a senior Fine Arts (painting) and Commercial Art (graphic design) student. I’m in the Honors Program, Art Club, and International Club. I grew up in Ashland and still live at home with my parents, one of my brothers, and my dogs. Outside of art, I enjoy watching YouTube videos and movies, playing board and card games, and hanging out with my friends and family. After graduation, I will be heading to grad school and be continuing my training to become a teaching artist!
My name is Laurena Shick and I am a senior from Butler, Pennsylvania. I am majoring in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. I am a member of the color guard in AU’s marching band, Secretary of Kappa Kappa Psi, AU’s co-ed band fraternity, and Co-President of the Fashion in Action Organization. I personally love dystopian novels and TV shows like Atlas Shrugged, 1984, and The 100. I am also a loyal Marvel fan! I look forward to working with you!
Hi! My name is Mark Gorsuch and I am a junior Social Work major here at Ashland University! I enjoy reading, hanging out with friends, and playing with my dog. I am involved with Catholic Campus Ministry here on campus, and am an Ashland native. One of my goals in life is to become a mental health counselor.
Hi! My name is Mel Prileson and I am a recent Accounting major and Management Information Systems minor graduate currently continuing my education for an MBA in accounting. After I finish my degree, I will be working as an auditor with Cohen & Company CPAs in Cleveland. Around campus I have been involved with the Institute of Managerial Accountants Club, Omega Delta Kappa Honorary, Residence Life, and the Theta Phi Alpha Fraternity. In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering, working out, drawing, and hanging out with friends. This will be my first semester in the Writing Center and I look forward to working with you!
Hey, I'm Mike and I'm a junior Ashbrook Scholar majoring in Political Science and Philosophy. The most important things about me are that I'm from Houston, Texas, I love to read, I love to make music, I love some really good punk rock, I love my dogs and my snake, and I love hot sauce on most things. My goal for my college education is to go for my Masters degree in something related to political science as well as another in either philosophy or classics. If you need help with a philosophy paper because you have absolutely no idea how to write one, then don't worry. I can help!
My name is Naomi Sims and I’m a senior Creative Writing and Political Science double major from Dallas, Texas. I am the President of Student Senate, write for the Honors Bugle, and involved in Theatre and the Philosophy honors society. I am an aspiring writer and filmmaker.
My name is Noah Gore. I am a Sophomore currently dual majoring in English and Creative Writing. Originally, I am from a small, Northeastern Ohio town called Kinsman. I am a musician and have a deep passion for music. It helps me focus whether I’m working on a paper or just need a moment to relax. I’m also a huge fan of Magic the Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons and have been playing them both for about seven years now. My favorite movies are the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. I am a member of both Anime Club and the Tabletop RPG Club. I’m really excited to help you improve on your skills as a writer!
My name is Rachel Barkley and I am majoring in English and Creative Writing with a minor in French. I am from Tuscarawas, Ohio. Back home, I have a husky named Bandit and two horses named Zoey and Dudley. In my free time, I love to read, write, draw, and practice archery. I hope to one day become an editor.
Hi! I am Rhyan Opel, and I am a freshman from Amherst, Ohio. I am a Political Science and History double major in the Ashbrook Program. I am involved with Admissions, AUGIVS, and the honors program on campus as well as dancing with the Opus 2 Dance Studio on Main Street. I also love spending time with friends and family, hiking, watching animal documentaries, and singing!
Hello, my name is Ryan Corkrean and I am a sophomore from Columbus, Ohio. I am a Marketing major with a minor in Management. I am looking to eventually get involved in the business world. I love athletics and play on the football team here at Ashland. I also enjoy snowboarding in the winter months. I look forward to meeting you.
Hi! My name is Samantha Coon, but I go by Sam. I’m a sophomore and live in Mansfield where I’m also a hostess in a restaurant. I am majoring in Business Management and Spanish, with a minor in International Business. I’m involved with Eagles for Pride and Spanish club. I find languages and linguistics fascinating. I also love playing and listening to music (especially classic rock), drinking coffee, and browsing Netflix or YouTube. I’m so excited to be working in the Writing Center.
Hi, my name is Sara Ludwig and I am a junior. I am an English and Creative Writing double major with a French and Business Administration double minor. I am an Ohio native and grew up in Strongsville,, which is less than an hour from AU. Currently I am in the AU Honors Program and this is my second year working in the Writing Center. My passions include reading, singing and of course writing.