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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

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

ESOL instructor
Small business owner

Professional Writing Consultants

Elizabeth Dunbar

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

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


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

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

Studied English Literature at UNC

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

Nathaniel Livingston

Degree in English and Creative Writing from Hamilton College (2014)

Watson Fellow (2014-2015)
Professional Writing Consultant (Fall 2015-Present)

 "Not all who wander are lost." - J.R.R. Tolkien

Pam MacCabe

Educated under the British system on the Channel Island of Guernsey


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

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

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

BA in Writing at Texas Christian University

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

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

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


Master of Science in Geology

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

Brooke Buford

Bachelor of Arts in English 
Master of Library Science

Reference Librarian
Teaching Information Literacy

"Keep your face always to the sunshine- and shadows will fall behind you." -Walt Whitman

Rahula, Basnagoda

Doctor of Philosophy in English
Master of Arts in Literature

Professor of English
Meditation teacher and public speaker
Published author

Ron Heckelman

Doctor of Philosophy in English

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

Fiona Ross

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.

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

David Zimmerman

Ph.D. University of North Texas, Modernist American Literature
M.A. St. Mary's University, English
M.T.S Oblate School of Theology, Systematic Theology
B.A. St. Mary's University, English and Philosophy

 Bicycling, Fiction (Weird Fiction/Fantasy), Kayaking

"The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing." - Marcus Aurelius

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 2016-2017 are Professors Ron Heckelman, Dominic Beggan, Martina Kusi-Mensah, Nathalie Brandes (Chair), Anitha Iyer, Nishi Mathew, Craig Livingston,  and Nathan Bezayiff