Master of Arts in Professional Writing
Graduate Certificate, Teaching of Writing
Bachelor of Arts, English/Secondary Education
Beth has been working at the University Writing Center since 2009. Though originally a high school English teacher, her love of clear and concise scientific writing drives her to work primarily with writers in the sciences. She especially loves the intricate details involved in all things APA. When not working, she spends time with her cat, Darcy, and reads like it's going out of style.
Master of Arts in Written Communication: The Teaching of Writing
Bachelor of Arts in English Language
Bryan has been a writing consultant at EMU since 2014 and began serving as the University Writing Center Satellite Coordinator for the College of Health & Human Services in 2017. He is a part-time lecturer who teaches writing intensive classes in both the School of Nursing and the Health Administration Program. Bryan enjoys working at the writing center because it gives him the opportunity to work one on one with students and to witness firsthand as they learn about themselves and grow as writers. In his free time, Bryan likes listening to a broad range of music genres (blues, rap, rock, classical, R&B, pop, folk, etc.) and going to concerts; spending time cuddling with his cat, Olivia, while watching Netflix shows like "The Umbrella Academy," "Stranger Things," and "Peaky Blinders"; going to museums; drawing and painting; and getting his geek on by regularly playing Dungeons & Dragons with friends.
Master of Arts in English, Rhetoric in Writing
Erin Register has been teaching collegiate level writing courses and working with various writing centers from Arizona to North Carolina since 2002, joining EMU's UWC in Fall 2019. Additionally, Erin’s work experience includes many years with the NCSU library system in Research, Reserves, and Interlibrary Loan, giving her extensive knowledge when navigating the research step of writing. Erin’s love for consulting comes from the desire for students to communicate effectively what they are learning. Erin wants every EMU student to know that the UWC can help at any stage of the process, and she welcomes any type of writing from creative to technical, multimedia to scribbled by hand. As a consultant, she works to provide support for each student to find confidence in their writing: from organizing their stance, to properly citing sources, to just writing that really good line that encapsulates the heart of the matter.
Master of Arts in Literature
Master of Arts Certificate in the Teaching of Writing
IIn addition to consulting with the UWC, Laura is a part-time lecturer in the First-Year Writing Program (WRTG 120 and WRTG 121) and in Nursing (NURS 300W). She began her career as a high school English and history teacher, moving to EMU in 2015 as a graduate assistant in Literature, the First-Year Writing Program (FYWP), and the University Writing Center (UWC). After graduation, she continued as a part-time lecturer in First-Year Writing and a consultant with the UWC. In 2019, she became an associate director of the FYWP. Laura's focus in the UWC is on working with graduate students, faculty, and nursing students, which has led to collaborations and publications across disciplines.
Master of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies
Rachel earned her Master of Arts from EMU in Women’s and Gender Studies, with a concentration in Educational Leadership, where she also worked at the UWC as a writing consultant during her undergraduate and graduate years. In addition to working with the UWC, Rachel is currently a part–time lecturer in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department (WGST 200 & WGST 202), and also teaches writing intensive courses (BMMT 300W). Outside of reading, writing, and teaching, Rachel spends most of her spare time with her partner and their son, gardening, baking or being outside.
PhD in Rhetoric & Professional Communication
Master of Arts in Teaching of Writing
Bachelor of Science in Written Communication, Technical Communication Emphasis
Rhonda, an EMU alumnus, earned her PhD in Rhetoric & Professional Communication from Iowa State University. Rhonda taught technical communication for 19 years—including eight years at The University of Michigan College of Engineering—before returning to the UWC in 2020 as administrator coordinating the workshops, online resources, and online scheduling for undergraduate consultations. In her previous work for the UWC, Rhonda helped to develop and co-taught the first writing intensive courses in the RN-BSN program at Eastern.
Master’s Degree in Linguistics
Bachelor’s Degree in English Language
Shelby started attending Eastern Michigan University in 2012. During the five years she pursued her bachelor’s degree, she worked at the student paper, The Eastern Echo. It was her first job and it launched her into the academic writing world. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree, she pursued her Master’s in linguistics, during which time she joined the First Year Writing Program as an instructor.
Now, Shelby teaches at both Adrian and EMU. Winter 2022 was her first semester with the UWC.
Shelby is most passionate about helping students learn that they are not “bad” writers, they just have their own unique voice.