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. Her most recent scholarship includes a presentation at the 2014 College English Association conference, “A ‘Center’ in the ‘Commons': The Impact of a Name/Identity Change on a University Writing Center.” 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.”

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. She is also the Coordinator of Teaching for Graduate Assistants in JCU’s English department.

Staff Information:
Darcy Egan, Co-Assistant Director
Katie Ours, Co-Assistant Director

Professional Tutor:
Samantha Syracuse, Specialist for students registered with Services for Students with Disabilities

Graduate Assistants, English department:
Deirdre Byrne
Sean Kirby
Ellen Kriz
Sarah Johnson LaBarbera
Kate McConnell
Melissa Powell

Graduate student, English department:
Erin Kelley

Undergraduate consultants:
Jordan de Bord
Emma DiPasquale — After-Hours Lead Consultant
Lindsey Fano — After-Hours consultant
Megan Katz
Josh Kesterson
Megan Koperna
Elizabeth Malloy
Megan Martinko
Katie Oltmanns
Ellie Rafoth
Brittany Ramsey
Samantha Ross
Kara Simon
Ty Stimpert
Ellen Ulinski