Hello, my name is Elisa Andersen, and I've been working at the Writing Studio since 2016. I have a BA in English and a minor in Creative Writing from Concordia University Irvine and an MA in Publishing from City, University of London. While studying at Concordia, I was lucky enough to be the Editor of The Aerie, Concordia's Literary Magazine, and a Core Peer Tutor for CENG 202. Currently, I work as an Editorial & Marketing Assistant at Plural Publishing. I look forward to another year of helping graduate and online students as an OWL consultant! My best advice for all writers is that your topic is everything. The best essays are the ones that you've enjoyed writing.
Hi! I'm Jocelyn Broadwick, a freelance writer, editor, and tutor living and working in downtown Baltimore. I graduated with a minor in Creative Writing from Concordia, where I was also a Writing Studio Consultant, Co-Literary Editor of The Aerie, and Editor-in-Chief of The Concordia Courier. I earned my MFA in Creative Nonfiction writing from Goucher College and previously ran the graduate Writing Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. In addition to being an OWL Consultant and Dissertation Editor at CUI, I teach introductory and developmental reading and writing classes and college readiness courses for the Community College of Baltimore County, the University of Baltimore, and the University of Maryland University College.
Hi! I’m Kendall Davis and I graduated from CUI back in 2016 with a BA in Biblical Languages and Theatre. While an undergraduate at CUI I worked for the Writing Studio and the OWL. I’m currently working on my MDiv with Concordia Seminary St. Louis where I have continued to provide writing tutoring and editing services to both Masters and Doctoral students at the Seminary. I am currently living in Wichita, KS while serving on my vicarage. In the past year I helped to start Concordia Seminary’s student journal, Grapho, which published its first issue this past May. I have a deep love for helping people utilize writing as a medium to communicate their thoughts and ideas effectively and persuasively. I look forward to reading your work.
Hi there! I’m Zach Dean, and I graduated from CUI in 2013 with a BA in English and a minor in Global Cultural Studies. After spending over two years in human resources, I made the decision to pursue graduate studies as a full-time student at Cal State University Long Beach, where I am working towards my Masters in English Literature. Ultimately, my hope is to teach literature and writing to undergraduate and graduate students like yourself. My favorite activities include reading, traveling, baking, and spending far too much time browsing cat videos on Youtube. I am thrilled to be a part of the OWL (a secret dream of mine since my years as an undergraduate at CUI) and am looking forward to reading your essays, stories, emails, and whatever else you pass along to us!
Hello all! My name is Kristina Deusch, and I graduated from CUI in 2014 with a Bachelor's degree in English and a minor in Marketing. As an undergrad, I worked with other students as a Core Peer Tutor and a Writing Studio Consultant during much of my time at Concordia. Since then, I've studied book and magazine publishing for a summer at NYU, and I've worked as an Editorial Assistant at Cambridge University Press in New York City. I now live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and I work as a Production Editor at Oxford University Press, helping to publish academic journals for the benefit of writers and researchers like you. My hobbies include humming along to classical music, eating lots of chocolate, and collecting far more books than my shelves can hold. I love reading OWL papers, and I look forward to working together with you from here on the East Coast.
Hello! My name is Kyleigh Hoye, and I am a recent graduate from CUI (class of '18). I worked as an on-campus writing consultant for a year and a half, and I am so thankful to continue this work in the online forum. I hail from Novato, a small town located just north of San Francisco. I spent equal amounts of time as an English, humanities, and theatre major throughout my time at CUI, giving me a well-rounded education on different types of writing styles. During my studies, I have had experience with MLA, APA, and CMS citation, not to mention a boatload of creative writing essays. Besides being interested in hip activities like jigsaw puzzles and vlogging, I write for Entity Magazine and occasionally play the piano. I hope to be the best of help that I can with your papers!
Hi there! My name is Margaret Langdon, though everyone calls me Maggie. I graduated summa cum laude from CUI in 2014, with a major in International Studies and a minor in Creative Writing. While there, I was, among other things, a section editor for the Concordia Courier, a co-editor for the 2014 edition of the Aerie, and the periodic president of the poetry club. I continue to believe everyone is a poet, even if they don’t know it! After graduation, I branched out into the world of technical editing, working for an engineering firm. Since then, I’ve returned to CUI to pursue a master’s degree in Theology, and remain involved on campus with the Master’s Chorale. I’m excited to encourage you in your work, and I’m looking forward to helping you express your great ideas!
Hi! I’m Kellie Moore. I graduated from CUI in 2010 with a B.A. in English and a minor in Creative Writing. I worked in the Writing Studio for two years as an undergrad, and I'm delighted to be part of the Online Writing Lab team. At CUI, I fell in love with journalism through my work as an editor of The Concordia Courier. I went on to earn a master’s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism. Since then, I've managed a religion news website, reported for an NPR affiliate, taught high school English, and worked as a copy editor. Now, I'm a stay-at-home mom and freelance writer/editor. I live in Texas with my husband, our daughter, and our cat.
Hello! I’m Stacey Parker. I graduated with a BA in English and minors in creative writing and marketing from CUI in 2010. I am currently serving as the Student Services Assistant for the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program, a creative living-learning community for students interested in writing and the arts, at the University of Michigan. I am a freelance copy editor for Concordia Publishing House and the editorial assistant for Lutheran Mission Matters, a journal published twice a year by the Lutheran Society for Missiology. I love spending time with my husband and my pugs, Duke and Chewy, watching movies, reading, traveling, and sending real mail to my family and friends. I’m passionate about editing and working with people, and I consider it a privilege to get to work with you.
Hi, I'm Johanna Saleska Lange -- writer, instructor, tutor, editor, and all-around lover of language! I hold a BA in English from CUI and an MA in rhetoric and composition from the University of Missouri, Columbia (Go Tigers!). As Lead Writing Consultant, I help train our Writing Studio and OWL staff members, develop and run academic writing workshops, and create/collect writing resources for students and faculty. I have taught courses across disciplines, including Freshmen Seminar, Writing and Research, Art of the Essay, Business Writing and Presentation, and Intro to Genre and Craft in Creative Writing. I am also a freelance dissertation editor. When I'm not teaching, editing, or "OWL-ing" (totally a word), you'll likely find me exploring local wilderness trails, making messes in my kitchen, reading copious amounts of fiction, writing weird short stories and poems, busting out yoga poses, or consuming way too much coffee. Contrary to popular belief, reading OWL submissions is actually quite fun and often wonderfully enlightening! I look forward to working with you!
Greetings! My Name is Joe Sampson and it is my privilege to serve as a consultant for the CUI Writing Studio. I hold a BA in Spanish from the University of LaVerne, and an MA in Religion Education with an emphasis in cross-cultural education from Concordia University Irvine. I went through the doctoral program in Business Administration and Organizational Leadership at Arizona Northcentral University and recognize the complexities of the dissertation process. I have been blessed to have found career success as a teacher, DCE, and most recently as a law enforcement executive management consultant for the State of California Department of Justice. My hobbies include, playing drums, coaching girls’ volleyball, and of course, reading and writing. Let’s get writing!
Hey I'm Jenna Spradley! I'd like to share a thought with you:
"All stories have a beginning, a middle, and an ending, and if they're any good, the ending is a beginning."
This quote reminds me of the beauty in process—in writing, my Christian faith, and social work. Each of these things are close to my heart. I have a B.A. in Psychology and a Master of Social Work (MSW). I’m honored to be invited into each story—spoken and written, and I’m delighted to work with you on the Online Writing Lab! I promise to provide non-judgmental, humble yet critical, analysis and advice for whatever style paper you have.
Hi! My name is Lauren Taylor. I graduated from CUI in the winter of 2016, where I studied English and creative writing. I have a master’s degree in English Studies: Contemporary Writing. I am from a little town up in the Great Gray North (a.k.a. Washington State). When I was a student at CUI, I had the opportunity to co-edit The Aerie and help revise student papers as a T.A. for Dr. Cosgrove. Now, as a graduate, I have been working as a substitute teacher for middle and high school students while pursuing my teaching license. I love to read, over-analyze movies, craft, make horrendous puns, and discover long and unusual words. I’d love to help you out with forming a strong thesis, using appropriate syntax and evidence, and, hopefully, aid you in discovering your voice and style as a writer.
Hello, I’m Professor Pamela Wade. As an early alumnus of Christ College Irvine—and then later, Concordia University—I have been blessed with a successful career in both business and education, for which CUI well prepared me and for which, I am incredibly thankful. As such, I welcome this opportunity to work with you in the University’s OWL. An author, co-author, and editor-in-chief for more than thirty, award-winning business books and training programs, it’s been my privilege to be a requested speaker for national and international conferences. In my current consulting work, I appreciate collaboratively designing and implementing results-driven initiatives, with proven ROI. A few achievements include a 1996 Telly Award; a 2002 Training Program of the Year Award; a 20-year circulation for one of my books, available in three languages; and amazing clients ranging from Walt Disney to Genentech to the Vatican. My husband and I actively participate in the community and enjoy residing as “empty-nesters” in Orange County.