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Our Philosophy

We 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

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

Experience:
ESOL instructor
Small business owner

Professional Writing Consultants

Elizabeth Dunbar

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; plays 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

 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


Brenda Karl

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


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

Suzanne 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


Emma Niemeyer


Education:
BA in Writing at Texas Christian University

Experience:
Creatively writes fiction and poetry
Conversant in Italian

"For I am convinced that neither death nor life...nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:38-39)


John Wood


Education:
Master of Arts in Religion from Trinity International University
Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University

Experience:
Tutor in Financial Literacy
Creative Writer in Poetry and Fiction
Conversant in Spanish

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

Faculty Writing Consultants

Nathalie Brandes

Natalie Brandes 

Education:
Master of Science in Geology

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


Rahula, Basnagoda

Rahula Basnagoda

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

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


Ron Heckelman

Ron Heckelman

Education:
Doctor of Philosophy in English

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


Lori Hughes

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


Fiona Ross

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

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