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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 Beggan

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

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

 

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.
 

Matthew Williams

Education:
BA with Honors in Philosophy (Candidate), University of Hawaii at Manoa

Experience:
Published in scholarly journals; presented at multiple conferences
Rhodes Scholar candidate
Background in philosophy, psychology, neuroscience and physics

"If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done."  Ludwig Wittgenstein

 

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)

Nathan Zingleman

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

Experience:
ESOL instructor
Small business owner

Volunteer Faculty 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

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

 

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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