Meet Our Writing Assistants (WA's)

Writing Center Session Report

Your WA will complete the first portion of the session report with you at the start of the session and then will complete the second portion at the end of the session. Writing Center Session Report.

Ashland University Undergraduate Writing Center

Center for the Humanities Bixler (CFHB) 104
Open Hours: 10 a.m.—9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.—4 p.m. Friday

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 on the Undergraduate Writing Center Calendar by selecting an available time on a WA’s schedule. .

Meet the UWC Director: 

Dr. Maura Grady, Director

Center for Humanities Bixler (CFHB) 109

Office Phone: 419-289-5670

mgrady3@ashland.edu

Contact the following Writing Assistants for help:

Allie Newhouse

Allie Newhouse Hello! My name is Allie Newhouse and I am a senior at Ashland University! I am an Integrated Language Arts Education (7-12) and Creative Writing double major. I love to travel and am currently exploring more ways to do so. In my "spare" time, I enjoy reading and writing. As a Creative Writing major, I feel like I improve my own writing by reading other author's work! I tend to write realistic fiction and sometimes attempt to write in genres I am uncomfortable with (although I rarely succeed!) I also enjoy organizing and planning - I know, super weird! I am also currently in the midst of planning my wedding, so my crazy organizer brain is definitely coming in handy. I can't wait to start working with you! Email me if you have any questions: anewhouse@ashland.edu.

REMEMBER - you CANNOT sign up less than 24-hours before a meeting time.
Classes Taken at AU:
AOS 101 Accent on Success
COM 101 Human Communication
COM 208 Argumentation & Advocacy
COM 302 Intercultural Communication
EDCI 230 WKSP Tchg Gr 7-12 Fld Exp
EDCI 232 Intro Prin Instruct Tech
EDCI 287 Curr/Instr/Assess Gr 7-12
EDCI 306 Midd Gr/Gr 7-12 Read Instr
EDCI 312 Tchg Reading w/Literature
EDCI 316 Teach 21st Cent Adol: Eng/LA
EDFN 130 Intro Tchgn: Expl Tch Career
EDFN 202 Teaching & Learning Process
EDIS 250 Intro Educ Intervention
ENG 101 English Composition I
ENG 102 English Composition II
ENG 201 Intro to Creative Writing
ENG 302 A Writier's Wksp: Nonfict/fict
ENG 317 Studies in Shakespeare
ENG 330 African Literature
ENG 332 Global Film
ENG 410 Romantic Movement
ENG 417 English Grammer & Usage
ENG 427 English Grammar and Usage
HS 180 Lifetime Wellness
JDM 133 Video/Audio Aesthetics
JDM 320 Feature Writing
MKT 233 Princ of Marketing
MUSIC 130 Basic Guitar Musicianship
SOC 340 Marriage and Family
PSYC 218 Psychology of Adolescence
REL 106 Exploring the Bible
EDCI 330SEC Clrm Mgt Fld Exp Gr 7-12
ENG 302 Writer's Wksp: Nonfict/Fict
ENG 308 RENOL The Poem
ENG 324 Modern Novel
ENG 401 The Lit of Early England
ENG 405 Problems in Creative Writing
ENG 428 Amer Lit IV: WWII to Pres
MUSIC 120 Voice (Non-Major)
MUSIC 121 Piano (Non-Major)
Classes Currently Taking:
SPAN 171 Elementary Spanish 1
TH 214 Acting for Non-Majors
JDM 403 Mass Media Effects
ENG 306 The Essay
ENG 351 Advanced Composition
ENG 408 18th Century English Literature
ENG 425 American Literature I: Colonial to Federalist

Alyanna Tuttle

Hello! My name is Alyanna Tuttle and I am a current senior at AU. I am majoring in Integrated Language Arts with a minor in Online Teaching and Instructional Technology. I plan on becoming a high school English teacher after I graduate in 2017.  I love to read, it is definitely one of my passions. I also love to paint, craft, and sing/play music.

Classes Taken at AU:
COM 101 Human Communication
EDCI 306 Teaching Reading and Literatue
EDCI 232 Intro to Print Instruction Technology
EDFN 202 Teaching and Learning
EDIS 245 International Perspective on Disability
EDIS 250 Intro to Intervention
ENG 101 English Comp I
ENG 102 English Comp II
ENG 201 Intro to Creative Writing
ENG 302 Nonfiction/Fiction Workshop
ENG 314 Lit and Gender
ENG 317 Studies in Shakespeare
ENG 371 Lit and Film
ENG 408 18th Century English
ENG 410 Romantic Movement
ENG 417 Grammar and Usage
ENG 426 American Lit II
ENG 427 American Lit III
HIST 213 American History Ater the Civil War
JDM 203 Writing for the Media
PSYC 218 Psychology of Adolescence
REL 107 Exploring World Eligions
TH 203 Theatre Aesthetics

Allyson Massimi

Allyson Massimi I am junior Dietetics major from Buffalo, NY (Go Bills!). This is my second year as a Writing Assistant at the Writing Studio, and I am very excited to begin collaborating with students! I love helping people and I love writing essays! English has always been a favorite subject of mine, which is one of the many reasons why I am so ecstatic to be working at the Writing Studio. One of my favorite things to do is to get caught up in a book and really connect with the characters through the author’s words. My favorite book currently is Paper Towns by John Green. Writing research papers is something most people dread, but for some reason I LOVE writing them, especially when it is a topic I am really interested in. Something you should know about me is that I have a lot of hometown pride, and am probably the biggest Buffalo fanatic you will ever meet! Some of my other hobbies include: yoga, playing volleyball, hanging out with friends, watching Netflix and sports, especially Hockey and Football.

 Classes Taken at AU:

ENG 101- English Composition I

ENG 102-English Composition II

CHEM 103- General Chemistry I  

CHEM 104- General Chemistry II

CHEM 307/307L- Organic Chemistry I        

DIET 130- Meal Management

DIET 230- Food Science and Applications

DIET 210- Intro to Dietetics 

DIET 320-Human Nutrition

DIET 213-Society’s Influence on Body Image

BIO 125- Anatomy &Physiology 1

BIO 125-Anatomy&Physiology I

BIO 126-Anatomy&Physiology II

HSM- Environmental Management   

HSM 336-Food Production I

PSYC 101-General Psychology I

COM 120- Health Communication

MGT 240- Intro to Management       

REL 109-Christain Ethics

ART 160- Fundamentals of Sculpture

 

Ashley Pavlescak

Ashley Pavlescak Hello, my name is Ashley Pavlescak and I am a sophomore at Ashland University! I am a part of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society and I am an Early Childhood Education Major with a 4/5 Endorsement which allows me to teach any grade K-5. Teaching has always been my dream job and I cannot wait to pursue it. I am a very athletic person and love to spend my free time hanging out with friends or playing some sand or indoor volleyball. I also really enjoy reading and taking photographs. Ever since I was little I had a fascination with being behind the camera and finding the different angles and shots that could be captured within my camera. I am so excited to be a part of the Writing Center and be able to help out! If you have any questions or need my help you can email me at apavlesc@ashland.edu

Classes taken at AU:

COM 101- Human Communications- Deleasa Randall-Griffiths

EDCI 232- Intro to Principles of Instructional Technology- Jason Ellis

EDEC 140- Phonics and English Language- Susan Franz

EDFN 130- Intro to Teaching: Exploring the Teaching Career- Nate Myers

EDFN 202- Teaching/Learning Process- Rachel Wlodarsky

EDIS 245- International Perspectives of Disabilities- Allison Dickey

ENG 101- English Composition 1- Vicki Schwab

ENG 102- English Composition 2- Maura Grady

HS 180- Lifetime Wellness- Deborah Sullivan

PSYC 264- Child Development- Linda Fichtelman

REL 106- Exploring the Bible- Richard Rader

SOC 301- Race, Ethnic, and Minority Issues- Jeffrey Spelman

Classes currently taking at AU:

EDCI 234- Middle Grades Philosophy and Climate- C. Walley

EDEC 262- Foundations in Literacy- Joan Knickerbocker

HIST 112- Western Civilization- Justin Lyons

JDM 133- Video/Audio Aesthetics- T. Foss

MATH 217- Theory of Arithmetic and Geometry-  R. Cyders

MUS 150- Principles of Music Making- S. Sikora 

Bethany Meadows

Bethany Meadows is a senior English major with minors in Public Relations and in Creative Writing. She is involved with the Honors department and with dabbling here and there in campus events. Bethany has a passion for writing, watching hockey, and all things music related. She loves alternative music and also plays five instruments. Her future plans include becoming a bartender and a professor rhetoric and composition.
Classes Taken at AU:
BIO 202 Organisms, Adapt, & Diversity
COM 101 Human Communication
COM 205 Intro to PR
COM 208 Argument & Advocacy
COM 211 PR Writing
COM 301 Public Speaking
COM 323 Sports PR
COM 436 Internship in PR
ECON 301 Game Theory
ENG 101 Composition I
ENG 102 Composition II
ENG 201 Intro to Creative Writing
ENG 308 The Poem
ENG 338 Themes & Topics in Literature
ENG 371 Literature and Film
ENG 401 Literature of Early England
ENG 428 American Literature IV
HON 101 First Year Honors Seminar
HON 310 Capstone Prep
HON 390 Honors Interdisciplinary Seminar
HS 180 Lifetime Wellness
JDM 405 Global Impact of Social Media
MUSIC 010 Marching Band
MUSIC 016 Wind Ensemble
MUSIC 051 Community Band
MUSIC 130 Basic Guitar Musicianship
Classes Currently Taking:
ENG 301 Writer's Workshop: Poetry
ENG 325 Seminar: Paul Laurence Dunbar
ENG 425 American Literature I
ENG 498 Independent Research
REL 106 Exploring the Bible

Carli Diturno

Hello! My name is Carli DiTurno, I am a junior here at Ashland. I am from New Concord, which a small town in Southeastern Ohio. I am majoring in Dietetics, and there is nothing else I would rather do! I am planning to graduate in Fall 2017. I do not know exactly where Dietetics will take me after I graduate, but I am beyond excited to find out! I am currently an active member of Ashland’s Student Dietetic Association. I love dogs, the outdoors, reading, food, and traveling! I am so excited to be a new member of the Writing Studio this year, and I cannot wait to help students improve their writing skills! If you have any questions, feel free to email me at cditurno@ashland.edu.

 Classes Taken at AU:

CHEM 103 General Chemistry

COM 102 Foundation of Health Communication

DIET 130 Meal Management

FM 211 Clothing and Culture

HS 180 Lifetime Wellness

MGT 240 Intro to Management

HSM 335 Environmental Management

ENG 102 English Composition II

DIET 230 Food Science

CHEM 104 General Chemistry II

DIET 320 Human Nutrition

DIET 210 Intro to Dietetics

CHEM 307 Organic Chemsitry

CHEM 307 L Organic Chemistry Lab

PHIL 215 Ethics

HIST 213 American History After the Civil War

DIET 370 Community Nutrition

DIET 213 Society’s Influence on Body Image

ART 150 Art & Ideas

Classes Currently Taking:

EXS 309 Physiology of Exercise

CHEM 429 Biochemistry

DIET 400 Nutrition & Disease I

BIO 201 Molecular & Cell Basis Life

BIO 201 L Molecular & Cell Basis Life Lab

ART 130 Elements of Design 

Emily Cardwell

Emily Cardwell I’m a senior from Norwalk, Ohio majoring in English and history with minors in religion and political science. On campus, I’m involved with Newman Catholic Campus Ministry, the Ashbrook Scholar Program, and the Honors Program. I enjoy reading (especially novels by Jane Austen), running, drinking tea, watching Saturday Night Live, and spending time with my pets (one dog and two cats). This is my fourth semester with the writing studio. I enjoy helping students discover their true potential as writers, and I’m excited for another great semester!

 

Classes Taken at AU:

English

ENG 317: Studies in Shakespeare, Dr. Donatini

ENG 324: The Modern Novel, Dr. Lehman

ENG 325: Major Writers Seminar—Hemingway, Dr. Weaver

ENG 338: Themes and Topics in Literature, Dr. Brown

ENG 370: The Russian Novel, Dr. Weaver

ENG 371: Literature and Film, Dr. Grady

ENG 408: 18th Century British Literature, Dr. Donatini

ENG 410: The Romantic Movement, Dr. Weaver

*ENG 425: American Lit I, Dr. Brown

ENG 427: American Lit III, Dr. Brown

ENG 428: American Lit IV, Dr. Waterman

History

HIST 112: Western Civilization I, Dr. Edith Foster

HIST 113: Western Civilization II, Dr. Paddags

HIST 212: American History through the Civil War, Dr. Schwarz

HIST 213: American History after the Civil War, Dr. Hess

HIST 267: Medieval Europe, Dr. Lyons

HIST 353: Early Republic, Dr. Schwarz

HIST 355: Civil War and Reconstruction, Dr. Schwarz

HIST 370: Topics—Jefferson, Dr. Schwarz

 Political Science

POLSC 101: Understanding Politics, Dr. Schramm

POLSC 102: Democracy in America, Dr. Sikkenga

POLSC 341: Modern Middle East, Dr. Paddags

POLSC 345: Early Modern Political Thought, Dr. David Foster

*POLSC 431: Human Being and Citizen, Dr. Sikkenga

 Religion

REL 106: Exploring the Bible, Professor Rader

REL 107: Exploring World Religions, Dr. Aune

REL 220: Taking Human Life, Dr. Hovey

*REL 208: Exploring Christian Theology, Professor Liddy

 Core

SPAN 272: Intermediate Spanish II, Dr. Cummins

HON 101: Honors Seminar, Dr. Jamieson

PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology, Dr. Ickes

COMM 101: Human Communication, Dr. O’Rourke

HS 180: Lifetime Wellness, Dr. Sullivan

MUSIC 252: Music and Drama across Cultures, Dr. Fuhrmann

BIO 129: Drugs, Poisons, and Pollutants, Dr. Trimble

PHIL 220: Practical Thinking, Dr. Mancha

*BIO 100: Human Biology, Dr. Dawson

Erica Linderman

Hello there! My name is Erica Linderman and I am currently a senior majoring in Early Childhood Education w/ 4-5 Generalist Endorsement and minoring in Spanish. This is my third year working in the Writing Studio - I have loved every minute of working here! When I’m not helping students in the Writing Studio (or studying my little heart out!), you can find me involved in various other locations on campus: Theta Phi Alpha (Secretary), Rho Lambda, Alpha Lambda Delta, AU G.I.V.S., The Well, and Kappa Delta Pi.I love making a good outline to guide me as I write my paper and have become talented in the skill of close reading. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to have the best paper(s) ever!

 

Classes Taken at AU:

SPAN*310 B SPANISH GRAMMAR & COMP - Dr. Rathbun

REL*106 HN EXPLORING THE BIBLE - Dr. Dickson

HON*101 B FIRST YEAR HONORS SEMINAR - Dr. Jamieson

ENG*101 T ENGLISH COMPOSITION I - Dr. Grady

EDFN*130 T5 INTRO TCHNG: EXPL TCH CAREER - Penny Arnold

DEC*140 B PHONICS & ENGLISH LANG - Dr. Brandi Noll

PSYC*264 A1 CHILD DEVELOPMENT - Dr. Kathleen Petrill

MUSIC*150 B PRINCIPLES OF MUSIC MAKING - Dr. Butke

MATH*217 B THEORY OF ARITH & GEOMETRY - Dr. Van Dresar

S*180 C LIFETIME WELLNESS - Laura Kruger

ENG*102 Q ENGLISH COMPOSITION II - Dr. Grady

EDCI*232 OLA INTRO PRIN INSTRUCT TECH - Dr. Marian Maxfield

ART*150 HN ART & IDEAS - Dr. Wendy Schaller

EDFN*202 A TEACHING & LEARNING PROCESS - Dr. Rachel Wlodarsky

EDEC*265 A ADULT-CHILD REL & CLSRM MGT - Mrs. Diane Craig

EDEC*262 A FOUNDATIONS IN LITERACY - Dr. Brenda Rosler

EDEC*215 A EC/ECIS FOUNDATIONS

EDCI*234 X MIDD GR PHIL,ORG,CLIMATE - Dr. Kommer

SOC*301 B RACE, ETHNIC & MINORITY ISS - Dr. Spelman

MATH*218 A GEOMETRY FOR MIDD GR TCHRS - Dr. Van Dresar

HIST*239 OLA HISTORY OF OHIO - Dr. Jamieson

CHEM*250 REHON LEAD AND CIVILIZATION - Dr. Weidenhamer

SPAN*381 CR PK-8 EDUCATION ABROAD - Dr. Schmidt-Rinehart

SPAN*300 CR2 ADV LEV INTEN SPAN ABROAD - Dr. Schmidt-Rinehart

GEOL*213 A ASTEROIDS, COMETS, CATASTROP - Dr. Nigel Brush

ENG*314 OL LITERATURE & GENDER - Dr. Mondal

EDEC*448 OL2 BIO-MEDICAL ISSUES - Dr. Maria Sarget

EDEC*400 OLA BEHAVIOR & SOCIAL INTERVENTN - Dr. Maria Sargent

COM*101 K HUMAN COMMUNICATION - Dr. Pravin Rodrigues

PHIL*210 OLB PHILOSOPHY OF HUMAN NATURE - Dr. Jeffery Tiel

EDEC*361 E1 LANG ARTS & READNG CURR METH - Dr. Susan Stewart

EDEC*323 E1 TRADE BOOKS & TECH W/LIT - Dr. Mary Rycik

ART*160A A FUND STUDIO ART CERAMICS - Janis Wunderlich

*EDEC*445 B1 INTERDISC SCI & SS METHODS - Mrs. Diane Craig

*EDEC*403 B1 EARLY INTERV/INTEG SPEC NDS - Mrs. Tanzeah Sharpe

*EDEC*369 B1 ASSESS/EVAL YOUNG CHILDREN - Mrs. Tanzeah Sharpe

*EDEC*363 B1 EC MATH CURR/METH - Mrs. Terri Jewett

Garrison Stima

Garrison Stima Hello everyone! My name is Garrison Stima and I'm a junior at Ashland University. Putting everything together in a list, I'm a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta, the AU Peace Scholar program, and a Creative Writing & Religion double Major, with a Minor in Ethics. Even when I was a little kid I enjoyed telling stories, but it took almost eighteen years for me to realize that I wanted to share those tales in the form of books with the people around me. Personally, I love spending my free time on video games, reading, YouTube, friends, and late night conversations about the tidbits of life. Fortunately, writers have a difficult time discovering useless information so exploring other students' majors, life lessons, and memories is a treat. I'm extremely excited to be a part of the Writing Center this year and have a hand in helping out as many people as I can. 

 

Classes taken at AU: 

English

ENG 101 English Composition I

ENG 102 English Composition II

ENG 201 Intro to Creative Writing  -  Dr. Joe Mackall & Dr. Deborah D. Fleming

ENG 301 Writer’s Workshop: Poetry  -  Dr. Deborah D. Fleming

ENG 302 Writer’s Workshop: Nonfiction/Fiction  -  Dr. Joe Mackall

ENG 303 Writer’s Workshop: Screenwriting  -  Dr. Maura Grady

ENG 324 Modern Novel  -  Dr. Joe Mackall

ENG 371 Literature & Film  -  Dr. Maura Grady

ENG 360 Literature of Crime & Retribution  -  Dr. Naomi Ruth Saslaw

ENG 405 Problems in Creative Writing  -  Dr. Joe Mackall

Religion & Ethics

REL 106 Exploring the Bible  -  Dr. Donald R. Rinehart

REL 107 Exploring World Religions  -  Dr. Sue R. Dickson

REL 109 Exploring Christian Ethics  -  Dr. Craig Hovey

REL 208 Exploring Christian Theology  -  Dr. Craig Hovey

REL 220 Taking Human Life  -  Dr. Craig Hovey

REL 404 Seminar in Christian Theology  -  Dr. Craig Hovey

 Core 

BIO 110 Ecology & the Human Environment  -  Dr. Patricia A. Saunders

COM 101 Human Communication

HIST 212 American History Through the Civil War  -  Dr. Emily S. Hess 

HS 180, Lifetime Wellness 

MATH 100 Developmental Math

MATH 111 Precalculus 

PSYC 101 General Psychology I  -  Dr. Christopher R. Chartier 

SOC 111 Principles of Sociology  -  Dr. Russell Craig

SPAN 171 Elementary Spanish I  -  Dr. Barbara Coe Schmidt-Rinehart

SPAN 172 Elementary Spanish II 

Jacob Dingus

Jacob Dingus I am a sophomore Exercise Science major on track to go into physical therapy and I also have added a psychology minor. I play cornerback for the AU football team and am a member of the Ashland University Honors Program. I enjoy doing volunteer work through AU G.I.V.S. and through programs organized by the football team. Despite being an athlete, I enjoy “nerding out” and playing video games and Magic the Gathering with my friends to relax.

 Courses Taken at AU:

CHEM 103 General Chemistry I

COM 101 REHON Honors Human Communication

EXS 210 Exercise Management Cardiorespiratory Pathology

EXS 258 Pharmacology for Exercise Science

EXS 309 Physiology of Exercise

BIO 201 Molecular & Cell Basis of Life

ENG 371 REHON Honors Literature and Film

EXS 261 Medical Terminology

EXS 308 Kinesiology

REL 106 Exploring the Bible

EXS 190 Anatomy and Physiology

HON 101 First Year Honors Seminar

MATH 208 REHON Honors Elementary Statistics

PHIL 208 Major Thinkers in Dialogue

PSYC 208 Psychology of Adolescence

Jordan Martin

Jordan Martin I am an Integrated Language Arts and English double major with a Spanish minor. In short I am aspiring to be an English teacher. Obviously, English is a passion of mine, and I can’t wait to work in the Writing Studio! This will be my first year working in the Writing Studio, 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.

 Classes Taken at AU:

BIO 201 Molecular & Cell Basis of Life

COM 101 Human Communication

EDCI 232 Intro Prin Instruct Tech

EDFN 130 Intro to Teaching: Explore Teaching Career

ENG 101 English Composition 1

ENG 102 English Composition 2

ENG 201 Intro to Creative Writing

FSS 080 Freshmen Success Seminar

HIST 213 American History after the Civil War

MATH 208 Elementary Statistics

PSYC 218 Psychology of Adolescence

SPAN 310 Spanish Grammar & Composition

TH 204 Script Analysis

 Classes Currently Taking at AU:

EDCI 306 Middle Grades/Grades 7-12 Reading Instruction

EDFN 202 Teaching & Learning Process

EDIS 245 International Perspective on Disability

ENG 314 Literature & Gender

ENG 351 Advanced Composition

ENG 425 Amer Lit 1: Col to Federalist

MUSIC 050 String Ensemble

Kathryn Culver

Kathryn Culver Hello! My name is Kate Culver and this will be my first year working in the Writing Studio. I am actually not an Ohio native, I am from Culpeper, Virginia. Ashland’s nursing program is one of the main reasons why I chose this school, it is my major! I am also a Spanish minor and will be a sophomore this coming school year. I am involved on campus through the Student Nurses Association, Alpha Phi sorority and the honorary Alpha Lambda Delta. This year I will also be working as a tutor for anatomy and physiology. Outside of the Writing Studio you may find me at the Rec Center either climbing the rock wall (every day basically) or running the indoor track. I also enjoy reading, watching movies and hanging around with friends on campus. A cool fact about me is that I have a twin sister that goes to AU too. I am looking forward to helping students this coming year in the writing studio!

Classes Taken at AU:

Eng 101 – Dr. Maura Grady

Eng 102 – Dr. Maura Grady

Bio 222 Anatomy & Physiology I – Dr. Kristin Simokat

Bio 223 Anatomy & Physiology – Prof. Meril Tawse

Lifetime Wellness – Prof. Laura Kruger

Com 101 Human Communications – Dr. Delesea Randall-Griffiths

Span 272 Spanish Intermediate II – Dr. William Cummins

Nur 105 Nursing Concepts & Values – Dr. Patricia Clayborn

Chem 253 Chemical Perspectives on Life – Dr. Jeffrey Weidenhamer

Art 150 Art & Ideas – Prof. Priscilla Roggenkemp

Psyc 101 Intro to Psychology – Prof. Christopher Chartier

Classes Taking at AU:

Math 208 Statistics 

Th 303 American Musical Theatre 

Rel 107 Exploring World Religions 

Bio 240 Microbiology 

Psyc 209 Developmental Psyc 

Diet 320 Human Nutrition 

Kiana Ziegler

I am a Fine Arts major, concentrating in Digital Art and Drawing, and may be including a Psychology minor. I was born and raised right here in Ashland. In my spare time, other than arts and crafts, I enjoy playing Pokemon Go, Magic the Gathering, and board games, along with playing with my dogs and spending time with my friends and family. I also watch a lot of YouTube videos and my favorite TV show is Game of Thrones. On campus, I participate in the following: International Club, Art Club, Assault Shouldn’t Happen (A.S.H.), and occasionally Anime Club. I am a member of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society and the Academic Honors Program. Here is a list of the courses I’ve taken, and the courses I’m taking this semester:

Courses Taken at AU:
Color Theory, Priscilla Roggenkamp
Drawing I, Priscilla Roggenkamp
Drawing II, Keith Dull
3-D Design, Dan McDonald
2-D Design, Keith Dull
Honors Western Civilization, Rene Paddags
General Psychology I, Chris Chartier
Human Communication, Deleasa Randall-Griffiths
Honors Exploring Christian Ethics, Craig Hovey
Honors First Year Seminar, Dr. Christopher Swanson
AP Credit for English 101 and 102, Intermediate Spanish, and Political Science elective
List of classes for Fall 2016
Western Art I, Dr. Wendy Schaller*
Honors Introduction to Philosophy, De. Louis Mancha*
Digital Art I, Michael Bird*
Drawing III, Keith Dull*
Painting I, Keith Dull*

Kiara Woods

Kiara Woods My name is Kiara Woods, I am a junior here at Ashland, and I am an English major with a double minor in Creative Writing and Business Management. I’m from Medina, Oh and attended Medina High School. I started off my college career as an Early Childhood Intervention Specialist major, but after my first classroom experience, I realized that early childhood was not for me so I thought middle grades would be a better fit. Soon after switching my major to Integrated Language Arts education and doing my 8th grade shadowing day, I realized the teaching altogether, wasn’t for me. I loved English, but I didn’t want to teach it; so I changed my major to just English. Some of my hobbies include writing, singing, hanging out with friends and having a good time. Some of my interests on campus are all of the athletic events, as I am the National Anthem singer for them. However, I really enjoy football and basketball season. The Writing Lab has helped me in almost all of my past courses and helped me greatly succeed and I can’t wait to help you out with your writing assignments! 

Courses Taken at AU:

  • ENG 100 – Joline Scott- Roller
  • EDFN 130 – Penny Arnold
  • COM 120 – Deleasa Randall- Griffiths
  • HS 180 – Debora Sullivan
  • EDEC 140 – Susan Franz
  • REL 106 – Don Rinehart
  • ENG 101 – Joline Scott- Roller
  • EDCI 232 – Jason Ellis
  • EDFN 202 – Rachel Wlodarsky
  • MATH 100 – Mitchell Slater
  • COM 302 – Pravin Rodriguez
  • EDCI 306 – Jim Rycik
  • ENG 102 – (Summer Course)
  • ENG 201 – Deborah Flemming
  • ENG 410 – Russell Weaver
  • EDCI 316 – Jim Rycik
  • PSYC 218 – Diane Bonfiglio
  • ENG 401 – Naomi Saslaw
  • MATH 208 – Christopher Swanson
  • BIO 110 – Andrew Trimble
  • ENG 308 – Stephen Haven
  • PSYC 101 – Curt Ickes
Courses Currently Taking:

ENG 319 – Jayne Waterman

ENG 325 – Jayne Waterman

ENG 425 – Linda Brown

MGT 240 – Daniel Sullivan

HIST 213 – Matthew Zarzeczny  

Lainy Spies

Lainy Spies Hello, all! I am currently a sophomore at Ashland University majoring in Social Work and minoring in Psychology. I am from Polk, Ohio and currently reside there as a commuter student. On campus, I am a member of Alpha Lambda Delta and involved with the Honors Program. During my freshman year, I was involved with AU's theater department. I enjoy walking my dogs, and spending time with my family and my boyfriend. I also love going on Starbucks runs with friends, listening to music, reading, and watching Netflix. When I am not taking classes at Ashland, I work at Goodwill as a Job Coach; I enjoy working with the participants that walk through Goodwill's doors. This is my first semester as a Writing Assistant, and I am so excited to work with all of you!
Classes Taken at AU:

Composition I                     ENG 101    Professor Weaver

Creative Writing                ENG 201    Professor Fleming & Professor Mackell

Introduction to Education            EDFN 130     Professor Arnold

Major Thinkers in Dialogue             PHIL 208    Professor Mancha

Human Communication            COM 101    Professor O’Rourke

Writing for the Media                 JDM 203    Professor Tullis

General Psychology                 PSYCH 101    Professor Ickes

Theater Aesthetics                TH 203    Professor Lanious

Principles of Instructional Technology    EDCI 231     Professor Ellis

Lifetime Wellness                HS180     Professor Sullivan

Practical Thinking                PHIL 220    Professor Mancha

Classes Currently Taking:

Exploring World Religions*         REL 107    Professor Covington

Ethics*                 PHIL 215     Professor Mancha

Introduction to Social Work*        SOCWK 221    Professor Udolph

Elementary Statistics*            MATH 208     Professor Kerkez

Principles of Sociology*         SOC 111    Professor Craig

Postcolonial Literature*         ENG 316    Professor Mondal

Laurena Shick

Laurena Shick Hi everyone! My name is Laurena Shick and I am a sophomore from Butler, Pennsylvania. I am double majoring in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. Although I love business, writing has always been a passion of mine as well. I love grammar and languages; I have taken two years of Spanish and two years of French. As for extracurricular activities, I am a member of the color guard in AU’s marching band. If you haven’t seen us perform, stop by a football game! We love the support! I am also a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta freshman honor society. I have experience singing in choirs, writing for a school newspaper, and participating in musicals. In the time that I am not studying or practicing for band, I love spending some quality time with Netflix, watching anything from Sherlock, The Walking Dead, Freaks and Geeks, or The Carrie Diaries. I love reading absolutely anything dystopian. My favorite dystopian series is the Matched trilogy by Ally Condie, but I also enjoy novels such as The Hunger Games, Fahrenheit 451, Atlas Shrugged, and 1984. When we meet, I’d love to hear about your interests as well. I look forward to working with you!

Courses Taken at AU:

FREN 251

Intermediate French I  -Prof Gray

FM 111

Fashion Analysis  -Prof Morris

ENG 101

English Composition I   -Prof Waterman

FSS 080

Freshman Success Seminars  -Megan Sherar

MKT 233

Principles of Marketing  -Prof Moretz

ECON 232

Principles of Microeconomics  -Prof Hashemi / Prof Wasnich

MUSIC 010

University Marching Band  -Mr. Ciulla

 

FREN 252

Intermediate French II  -Prof Gray

 

FM 112

Fashion Studio  -Prof Morris

 

ECON 233

Principles of Macroeconomics  -Prof Nadler

 

MGT 240

Introduction to Management  -Prof Kalamas

 

HA 180

Lifetime Wellness  -Prof Kruger

 

ENG 102

English Composition II  -Prof Donatini

 

 

Courses Currently Taking:

*ACCT 201

Financial Accounting  -Prof Mullen

*CHEM 251

Molecular Architecture  -Prof Johnson

*MATH 208

Elementary Statistics  -Prof Robison

*FM 211

Clothing and Culture  -Prof Rossi

*MUSIC 010

Marching Band  -Mr. Ciulla

*MKT 315

Retail Merchandising  -Prof Hovsepian

Logan Alexander

Logan Alexander Greetings all! My name is Logan Alexander and this is my second year with the writing studio. First and foremost, I am a Christian, i.e. a follower of Christ, and I seek to live in accordance with His will as revealed in His Word. With respect to Ashland, I am a Sophomore currently majoring in History, Political Science and Religion, as well as minoring in French. I am a member of the Ashbrook Scholar Program, College Republicans, Pre-Law Society, the History Honor Society, and the Love and Fidelity Society; so, please feel free to ask me about any of them! As far as hobbies/ interests go, I enjoy reading, listening to music (soundtracks, classical/ instrumental, some country, and a smattering of pop and rock), landscaping, volleyball, pickleball, and I have been clogging for 14 years. I look forward to working with you all this year! (email: lalexan6@ashland.edu)

Courses Taken at AU:

COM 101 Human Communications

ENG 102 English Composition II       

FREN 251 French Through the Arts

FREN 252 French Through Media

FREN 300+ AU in France

FREN 302 French Civilization from the Revolution to Present

HIST 112 Western Civilization I

HIST 113 Western Civilization II

HIST 271 20th Century Europe

*HIST 352 The American Founding

HIST 354 Nationhood and Sectional Conflict

HIST 359 Contemporary America

*HIST 364 World War II

*HIST 375 Lincoln

HIST 380 Frederick Douglass

HIST 381 Churchill

POLSC 101 Understanding Politics

POLSC 102 Democracy in America

POLSC 320 American Political Thought I

POLSC 321 American Political Thought II

POLSC 343 Ancient Political Thought

POLSC 345 Early Modern Political Thought

REL 106 Exploring the Bible

*REL 107 Exploring World Religions

*REL 208 Exploring Christian Theology

REL 340 Religion and the Civil Rights Movement

 *Course In Progress

Maddie Emholtz

Madeleine Emholtz I’m a Junior History and Political Science double major from Gulf Breeze, Florida. As a history major, I am well versed in the paper writing process. I quite enjoy it actually. Reading is one of my passions. My dorm has books piled on the floor because I have so many of them. I dabble in both fiction and non-fiction. The book I am currently reading is We by Yevgeny Zamyatin. My absolute favorite book at the moment is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. My other hobbies include listening to music of the hardcore/punk genre, creative writing, painting, drawing, gaming, and watching movies (particularly from the Marvel Movie Universe).

Courses I’ve Taken at Ashland
POLSC*101 REASH UNDERSTANDING POLITICS
HON*101 REHN2 FIRST YEAR HONORS SEMINAR
HIST*212 B AMER HIST THRU CIVIL WAR
HIST*112 B WESTERN CIVILIZATION
ENG*101 R ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
POLSC*102 REASH DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA
HIST*375 A LINCOLN
HIST*353 X EARLY REPUBLIC: 1791-1820
HIST*213 RASHA AMER HIST AFTER CIVIL WAR
HIST*113 RASHE WESTERN CIVILIZATION
ENG*102 R ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
POLSC*343 A ANCIENT POLITICAL THOUGHT
POLSC*320 A AMERICAN POLIT THGT I
LTN*110 A ELEMENTARY LATIN I
HIST*380 B Topics in History: World War I
HIST*201 A TOPICS IN CLASS CIV: PLUTARCH
ART*160A B FUND STUDIO ART CERAMICS

ART*160B A FUND STUDIO ART PAINTING

LTN*210 A ELEMENTARY LATIN II

POLSC*336 A CONSTITUTIONAL POWERS

POLSC*345 A EARLY MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT

POLSC*346 A LATE MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT

POLSC*381 A CHURCHILL

ENG*365 A GREEK LITERATURE

GEOL*209 A NAT DISAST: VOLCANOES/EARTHQUAKES

GEOL*210 A NAT DISASTER: SEVERE WEATHER

HIST*364 A Topics in History: WORLD WAR II

LATN*310 A INTERMEDIATE LATIN I

POLSC*344 A WEST POLITICAL THOUGHT II: MEDIEVIL

Mady Rumbaugh

Mady Rumbaugh My name is Madelyn (Mady) Rumbaugh and I'm a third-year Integrated Language Arts Education major. I grew up in Wooster, Ohio and graduated from Triway High School. My hobbies include almost anything outdoors--hiking, canoeing, etc--as well as photography and yoga. This upcoming semester I will start two jobs on campus, both at the Writing Center and at Tuffy's. Here's a list of classes I've taken in my time at AU:

Courses Taken at AU: BIO 110 (Dr. Saunders)
ENG 101 (Dr. Mondal)
ENG 201 (Dr. Fleming)
EDIS 250 (Dr. Adams)
EDFN 130
PSYC 218 (Dr. Bonfiglio)
MUSIC 226 (Dr. Fuhrmann)
HS 180
ENG 102 (Dr. Mondal)
EDCI 232 (Dr. Ellis)
COM 101 (Dr. Fields-Springer)
MATH 208 (Dr. Robison)
ENG 317 (Dr. Saslaw
ENG 316 (Dr. Mondal
ENG 301 (Dr. Fleming)
EDFN 202 (Dr. Wlodarsky)
EDCI 306 (Dr. Rycik)
TH 203 (Dr. Durbin-Ames)
REL 106 (Dr. Slade)
ENG 411 (Dr. Weaver)
ENG 314 (Dr. Mondal)
EDCI 287 (Dr. Walters)
*MUSIC 150 (Dr. Sikora)
*GEOL 212 (Dr. Brush
*ENG 425 (Dr. Brown)
*ENG 417 (Dr. Fleming)
*ENG 408 (Dr. Donatini) *ENG 351 (Dr. Brown)

Matthew McDonald

Hey everyone, my name is Matt McDonald and I am a Junior at AU. I’m from the Akron/Canton area, and in the summer I enjoy playing roller hockey, working out, and spending time with friends and family. With the new release of Pokémon Go, I’ve spend many a day trying to catch ’em all, and I am excited to see what’s hiding around campus. Throughout the school year, I enjoy taking trips to Columbus with several of my college friends to see the Blue Jackets play. If you enjoy hockey, head down to Columbus and bring your student ID for a cheap, but fun, hockey experience. I also enjoy taking place in the floor hockey and indoor soccer intramurals as well as spending time at the rock wall. It seems like every year gets busier, so I would encourage incoming students to take the time now to experience all there is to do at AU. 

Courses Taken at AU:

BIO 201- Dr. Brauner

BIO 202- Prof. Tawse

BIO 219- Prof. Tawse*

BIO 303- Dr. Hyman

BIO 301- Dr. Jandu

BIO 327- Dr. Brauner

BIO 304- Dr. Saunders*

CHEM 103- Dr. Bergosh

CHEM 104- Dr. Weidenham

CHEM 107- Dr. Bergosh*

CHEM 320- Dr. Crobin*

CJ 130- Dr. Spellman

CJ 242- Dr. Hedrick

CJ 307- Dr. Hedrick*

COM 101- Dr. O’Rourke

ENG 101- Dr. Mondal

ENG 102- Dr. Grady

HIST 107- Dr. Hess

HS 180- Dr. Franklin

MATH 208 Online- Dr. Wick

MUSIC 252- Dr. Fuhrmann

PSYC 101 Hybrid- Dr. Chartier

PSYC 102- Dr. Metzger

PSYC 305- Dr. Chartier

PSYC 307- Dr. Ickes*

REL 101- Dr. Dickson

SOC 111- Dr. Craig

Writing Center Hours

10 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday–Thursday
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friday

Writing Center Location

Center for the Humanities
Bixler Hall
Room 104

University Undergraduate Writing Center Calendar

For appointments, click on the Undergraduate Writing Center Calendar and sign up for an available time. Please remember appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance. After you make your appointment, print out the confirmation email and bring it to the appointment with you. Thank you.

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