Maria Soriano 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. In March 2010, she presented her Master’s essay research, “Student Consultant Continuum: Incorporating Writing Center Techniques of Peer Review Into the Composition Classroom,” at the Conference for College Composition and Communication in Louisville, Kentucky. She presented new research, “WAC in FYW: Building Bridges and Teachers as Architects,” at the International Writing Across the Curriculum conference in Savannah, Georgia in June 2012 and will continue her work researching Writing Across the Curriculum with a presentation at the 2013 Conference for College Composition and Communication entitled “When WAC Becomes TAC: The Shifting Roles of FYC Classrooms and Instructors.”
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 Composition and Rhetoric I courses, as well as the Tutoring Writing Across Contexts course for future Writing Center consultants.
Rachel Hoag, Assistant Director
Graduate Assistants, English department:
Kara Krawiec, Assistant Specialist for students registered with Services for Students with Disabilities
Samantha Syracuse, Specialist for students registered with Services for Students with Disabilities
Graduate student, English department:
Leah Tremaglio, Career Services Specialist
Samantha Syracuse is a second-year Graduate Assistant in the English department who is specializing in Composition and Rhetoric, and brings experience working with students with disabilities in Ursuline College’s Learning and Writing Center. She will be available on Mondays from 1:00-2:00 p.m., and Thursdays from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Kara Krawiec is a first-year Graduate Assistant in the English department. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from John Carroll University in 2010, and worked in the Writing Center while she was an undergraduate. She will be available on Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
To schedule an appointment with Samantha or Kara, please contact Jill Sberna, SSD secretary. These sessions will be held in OC 215.
Leah Tremaglio is a senior English/Adolescent Young Adult Education major, and this is her third year working in the Writing Center. She will be available to help John Carroll students with resumes, cover letters, personal statements, and other career-related material. To schedule an appointment with Leah, please contact the Writing Center and request a session with her.