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 2017 Conference on College Composition and Communication, “Mind the Gaps: Using the CCCC Statement on Preparing Teachers of College Writing to Cultivate Connections for Graduate Teaching Assistants.” 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:
Ellie Rafoth, Co-Assistant Director
Emily Tomusko, Co-Assistant Director

Graduate Assistants, English department:
Sarah Davis
Amelia Graves
Silvia Iorio
Marissa Ortosky
Rachel Schratz

Graduate student consultant:
Caragh Rose

Undergraduate consultants:
Angela Baumgardner
Mackenzie Bonvenuto
Natalie Bozimowski
Emma Connell
Jordan de Bord
Grace DeMarco, Social Media Coordinator and After-Hours Lead Consultant
Adrianna Deptula
Mallory Fitzpatrick
Will Hudson
Nick Imbrogno
Connor Keenan
Zee Molter
Zach Patton
Allie Salata, After-Hours Consultant
Anthony Shoplik