Our Mission

The work of the Write Place is to come alongside and consult with writers at any skill level in their ongoing development. Student success is best achieved when we serve the objectives of their professors.

Nathan Zingleman, Coordinator

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in English
Working on Master's Degree in English

Experience:
ESOL instructor
Small business owner

 
Nathan Zingleman

Professional Writing Consultants

Elizabeth Dunbar

Education:
BA in Sociology from OSU (1996)
BA in Economics from OSU (2015)

Experience:
Living in Russia for a year and a half
Published article in 2010 WAC journal
Play classical guitar

"After so many lonely years, I know what life and love may be
Now, if I sleep- I shall sleep fulfilled."   -  Bertrand Russell 

Anita Kapila

Education:
BA in Education and Political Science from University of Delhi
Texas Educators Certificate

Experience:
Level II CRLA Certification
20 years as teacher and tutor
Enjoys reading and writing prose and poetry

"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." Einstein

 Anita Kapila

Brenda Karl

Education:
Studied English Literature at UNC

Experience:
Homeschooled four children through all twelve grades
During those years, taught classes through homeschool co-ops in grammar, writing, American and British Literature
Private Tutor

"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude." Denis Waitley

Brenda Karl

Nathaniel Livingston

Education:
B.A. from Hamilton College (2014)
Major in English and Creative Writing

"I was older then. I'm younger than that now" - Bob Dylan

Nathaniel Livingston

Pam MacCabe

Education:
Educated under the British system on the Channel Island of Guernsey

Experience:

The Foreign Office in London
The British Embassy in Tehran, Iran
Medical Transcription

"Life is a feast for the grateful.  There is always something to be thankful for."  Dwight Edwards, Pastor/Author.

 

Suzanne C.  Moore


Education:

Post Graduate, Department of Education, Redlands University, CA. Multiple Levels Certification (English, Language Arts, Music, Art)
MM in Music, Texas State University San Marcos
BM in Music, Texas State University San Marcos

Experience:
Published Author
Published Musician
Teaching Experience –  15 plus years College and University, Secondary, and Elementary

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined.” Henry David Thoreau
Suzanne C. Moore 

Anastasia Rigoli

Education:
Associates (Cum Laude) from LSC-Montgomery
Bachelor of Arts in English (Magna Cum Laude) from UHD
Certified in ESL

Experience:
Fiction author with three published novels

“A day in which you learn something isn’t a complete loss.”

 Alyssa Rigoli

John Wood

Education:
Master of Arts
Bachelor of Business Administration

Experience:
Economics and Accounting tutor
Testing Consultant
Private Tutor

"Hold on to instruction; don't let it go. Guard it, for it is your life." (Proverbs 4:12)

John Wood

Faculty Writing Consultants

Nathalie Brandes

Education:
Master of Science in Geology

Experience:
Professor of Geosciences
Graduate program coordinator
Substitute teacher and tutor
Articles published in scholarly journa s

 Nat Brandes

Rahula, Basnagoda

Education:
Doctor of Philosophy in English
Master of Arts in Literature

Experience:
Professor of English
Meditation teacher and public speaker
Published author

 Rahula, Basnagoda

Ron Heckelman

Education:
Doctor of Philosophy in English

Experience:
Professor of English
Learning/Writing Center director
Articles published in scholarly journals

 Ron Heckelman

Lori Hughes

 

Education:
Ph.D. Technical Communication and Rhetoric
Master of Arts in English
Bachelor of Arts in English 

Experience:

Professor of English and Developmental Reading/Writing
Former Assistant Director, Texas Tech University Online Writing Center

"The task of a writer consists in being able to make something out of an idea."  Thomas Mann

 

Martina Kusi-Mensah

Education:
Master of Arts in English
Bachelor of Arts in English and Sociology

Experience:
Professor of English and Developmental Writing
ESOL instructor and advisor
Lecturer in English and Modern African Literature

"We write to heighten our own awareness of life.... We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection.... We write to transcend our life, to reach beyond it ... to teach ourselves to speak with others ... to expand our world, when we feel strangled, constricted, lonely.... When I don't write, I feel my world shrinking. I feel I lose my fire, my color."   Anaïs Nin

Martina Kusi-Mensah

Fiona Ross

Education:
BA in government and politics at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland
MA and PhD at the University of Pittsburgh, PA.
Post-doctoral research at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

Experience:
Taught and researched American politics for over twenty years.
Focus at Lone Star is on Texas politics and running the government internship program.
Works with students on their honors projects, CACs presentations and WAC journal entries.

“Without language, one cannot talk to people and understand them; one cannot share their hopes and aspirations, grasp their history, appreciate their poetry, or savor their songs.”    Nelson Mandela

Fiona Ross

The Write Place Advisory Board

The Write Place is pleased to have the support of many faculty from our campus community who are committed to writing across the curriculum.

The Advisory Board members for 2015-2016 are Professors Ron Heckelman, Dominic Beggan, Martina Kusi-Mensah, Nathalie Brandes (Chair), Anitha Iyer, Nishi Mathew, Craig Livingston,  and Nathan Bezayiff