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The Write Place: About Us

Our Mission

The mission of The Write Place is to provide consultations with writers in their development from prewriting to final drafting—no matter the skill level. Skilled writing consultants collaborate with students based on their goals, objectives, and growth as they practice and refine communication for different purposes, audiences, and contexts.

We assist students, faculty, and staff on an individual basis and offer workshops that focus on writing-related issues such as research, organization, grammar, and formatting. We provide expertise on rhetorical matters targeted to writing, communication, and critical thinking in particular disciplines or for special purposes, including workforce needs. We also serve as a resource for faculty who wish to use writing to facilitate student learning and success at all levels.

 

Lori Hughes, Director

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

Professor Lori Hughes

Faculty Writing Consultants

Dominick Breggan

Education:
Bachelors and Masters Degree from McNeese State University
PhD. in Political Science from the University of New Orleans

Experience:
From Belfast, Northern Ireland
3rd Year teaching Government at Lone Star College-Montgomery

Nathalie Brandes

Education:
Master of Science in Geology

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

 Nathalie Brandes

Lana Myers

Education:
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
M.A. in English
B.A. in Psychology and English

Experience:
Professor in English, Lone Star College- Montgomery 

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire"  William Butler Yeats

Professional Writing Consultants

Melissa Brega

Education:
BA in English
Certified to teach English and ESL to grades 4-12

Experience:
Developmental English Adjunct Instructor
Former Writing Center Coordinator at LSC-Tomball
Former Reading Enrichment Instructor

"True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have learned to dance."  Alexander Pope

 

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.
 

Abigail Stewart

Education:
Sam Houston State University
BA English/Secondary Education

Experience:
English Teacher at Klein Oaks High School
Adjunct Professor at LSC-Tomball
 abigail stewart

John Wood

Education:
Master of Arts
Bachelor of Business Administration

Experience:
Economics and Accounting tutor
Testing Consultant
Private Tutor

“Duty is the most sublime word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less.” -Robert E. Lee

Nathan Zingleman

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in English

Experience:
ESOL instructor
Small business owner

Developmental Writing Coach

Sue Hartle

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with a minor in Oriental Studies
Postgraduate certificate of Education

Experience:
English and ESOL instructor
Small business owner

 Sue Hartle

Volunteer Writing Consultants

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

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

Sara Goff Lynch

Education:
Master of Arts in Communication Studies

Experience:
Professor of Speech Communications
Marketing representative and customer relations coordinator

 Sara Goff Lynch

Sandi Johnson

Education:
BA in English Professional Writing & Philosophy with a minor in Journalism
MA in English with a concentration is Creative Writing & Poetry

Experience:
Professor of English for LSC-M
Reportor & Editor for the Milwaukee Carrier Newspaper
Copy Editor for the Houston Modern Luxuary Magazine
Swirl Facualty Advisor
Solstices Diversity Award
National Book Foundation Publication

"All the world's a stage." Shakespeare.

Britt Michelsen

Education:
PhD coursework in Political Science (ABD)
Master of Arts in American Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Experience:
Business and Social Sciences instructor
Project manager, business analyst, and technical writer
Article published in scholarly journal

"Writing, like life itself, is a voyage of discovery."  Henry Miller

 Britt Michelsen

Conroe Center Consultants

Adria Campa

Education:
Doctoral coursework in Education
Master of Education

Experience:
Developmental Reading and Writing instructor

 Adria Campa

Brandi Ford-Griffin

Education:
Master of Arts in English
Graduate Certificate in Composition Studies
Certificate in Paralegal Studies
Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in History

Experience:
English and Literature instructor
Corporate legal assistant

"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence."  Abigail Adams

Brandi Ford-Griffin

Online Consultants

Christie Graves

Education:
MA coursework in English (ABD)
Bachelor of Arts in English and Writing

Experience:
Developmental Writing instructor
Visual arts program director and substitute teacher

Christie Graves

Kayleigh Overman-Fassel

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in English

Experience:
English tutor and research assistant
Daycare teacher

Kayleigh Overman-Fassel

 

 

 

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 2013-2014 are Professors Ron Heckelman, Natasha Hunt, Martina Kusi-Mensah, Craig Livingston (Chair), Denise Lorenz, Nishi Mathew, and Britt Michelsen.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule a 30-minute writing consultation, go to www.lscm.mywconline.com.
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