Maria Soriano Young earned her Master of Arts degree in English with a specialization in Composition and Rhetoric from John Carroll University in May 2010. While in the program, she was a Graduate Assistant and Assistant Director of the Writing Center for two years. Her most recent scholarship includes a presentation at the 2019 Conference on College Composition and Communication, “Rewriting the Script: Finding Empowerment within the Vulnerability of Evolving NTT Job Descriptions.” She also appears in the Summer 2014 issue of the Journal of Pedagogic Development with an article entitled “WAC in FYW: Building Bridges and Teachers as Architects,” and in the 2015 Fountainhead Press X Series collection Peer Pressure, Peer Power: Theory and Practice in Peer Review and Response for the Writing Classroom. Her chapter in the collection is “Collaborative Peer Review and Response as Architecture: Creating a Bridge between the Writing Center and the First-Year Writing Classroom.”

Maria earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Music from Baldwin-Wallace College in May 2007, where she graduated summa cum laude and was a member of the Dayton C. Miller Honors Society, Sigma Tau Delta English honors fraternity, and Mu Phi Epsilon music honors fraternity. Maria teaches Seminar in Academic Writing (EN 125), Business Communication (EN 251), and the Tutoring Writing Across Contexts (EN 290) course for future Writing Center consultants. She is also the Coordinator of Teaching for Graduate Assistants in JCU’s English department and leads the Teaching Practicum I and II (EN 588 A and B) courses.

Staff Information:
Adrianna Deptula, Assistant Director
Marcie Blandford, Social Media Coordinator

Graduate Assistants, English department:
Nick Imbrogno
Chris O’Hara
Allie Salata
Ellen Ulinski
Kennedy Westfall

Graduate student consultants:
Sarah Blejwas
Caragh Vasko

Undergraduate consultants:
Cymry Ayres-Aronson
Mara Bahmer
Sarah Blejwas
Ellen Brabant
Mackenzie Clinger
Emily Day
Kaley Elliott
Maya Farhat
Jamie Gatesman
Abby Grealis
Cassie Harper
Bethany Jewell
Julia Kashuba
Connor Keenan
Katie Laskowski
Rachel Lee
Francesca Mancino
Shannon O’Mara
Megan Parker
Andy Penk
Taylor Pentz
Antonia Piazza
Maddie Polcyn
Anya Slota
Alex Vicarel