Ashland University Undergraduate Writing Center

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 by selecting an available time on a WA’s schedule. 

UWC Faculty and Staff:

Megan Connor, Director

Megan ConnorMegan 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

Dr. Lorna Condit, Coordinator of the Graduate Writing Center

Photo Unavailable 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, Administrative Assistant

Photo Unavailable 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:

Abby Culver

Hi, my name is Abby Culver and I am a senior from Culpeper, Virginia. I am double majoring in Biology and Toxicology, with a minor in Chemistry.  I love working with animals and frequently go to the local shelter to walk the dogs. I plan to be a vet after college. This will be my fourth semester in the Writing Center, but I am also involved with other groups around campus including AU GIVS. I love being outside and go running and hiking in my spare time. I look forward to working with you!  

Ashlynn Beachler

My name is Ashlynn Beachler. I grew up in Loudonville, OH, and have been in the Ashland area my whole life. I am a sophomore majoring in Biology with a minor in English. Eventually I would like to become an osteopathic physician and practice as a pediatrician. Here at AU you can find me hanging out with my Delta Zeta sisters or cheering on our football or basketball teams (Go Eagles!) During my downtime, I enjoy volunteering at local hospitals and reading just about anything that sounds interesting.  

Destiny Williams

Hey! My name is Destiny Williams I’m a sophomore from Georgia. I an Athletic Training Major and Spanish Minor. I am involved with the softball club, soccer club, AT club, and the Diversity on campus. This will be my first semester with Writing Center. I enjoy any type of exercise, except running because honestly I am pitifully slow. I am equally into reading loads of books and binge watching anything I can get my hands on. I am also a huge fan of anime and anything surrounding the Japanese culture. I cannot wait to meet you and help you however I can!

Emily Beaver

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.

Emily Nicholls

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!

Jacob Dingus

I am a junior Exercise Science major with a Psychology minor. After graduation I am planning to go into physical therapy. I play cornerback for the AU football team and I am a member of the Ashland University Honors Program. In my free time, I enjoy doing volunteer work for an AU GIVS event or other miscellaneous good deeds. I also enjoy “nerding out” and playing video games and Magic: The Gathering with my friends to relax.

Jacob Garry

Hi there! My name is Jacob Garry, and I'm a Junior Cybersecurity major with minors in Computer Science and Management Information Systems. On campus, I'm involved with the Marching Band, Kappa Kappa Psi, and the Tabletop Gaming Club. In my free time, I love playing video games, Dungeons and Dragons, watching movies, and listening to music. I also love anything tech-related, so feel free to bring that kind of thing up. I look forward to working with all of you!

Jaion Harris

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. 

Jason Berardo

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.

Jordan Martin

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.

Kennedy Estridge

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!

Kiana Ziegler

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!

Laurena Shick

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!

Mark Gorsuch

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.

Mel Prileson

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!

Mike Coronado

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!

Naomi Sims

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. 

Noah Gore

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!

Rachel Barkley

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.

Rhyan Opel

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!

Ryan Corkrean

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.

Sam Coon

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.

Sara Ludwig

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.

Contact Information

Director: Megan Connor

Center for the Humanities Bixler (CFHB) 111

Office Telephone: 419-289-5156


Coordinator of the Graduate Writing Center: Lorna Condit

Center for the Humanities Bixler (CFHB) 103

Office Telephone: 419-289-5957


Administrative Assistant: Tiffany Sanders

Center for the Humanities Bixler (CFHB) 109

Office Telephone: 419-289-5145


About the University Writing Center.

Writing Center Location

Center for the Humanities, Bixler
Room 104

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To Make an Appointment

For appointments, click on and sign up for an available time. Please remember appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance. 

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