Alumni

CWS Alumni

Below is a comprehensive list of Center for Writing Studies alumni. Feel free to a list of our alumni's dissertations—complete with titles, committees, and dates of defense—on this page. And stay tuned for a forthcoming page that highlights the numerous books our alums have published.

Graduates of Doctoral Program

Name College / University / Organization / Affiliation
Elizabeth Baldridge Illinois Central College, Peoria
Jessica Bannon University of Indianapolis
Hannah Bellwoar Juniata College
Patrick Berry Syracuse University
Rebecca Bilbro Lead Data Scientist at ByteCubed & Georgetown University Data Science Certificate Program
Patricia Boyd Arizona State University, Tempe
Lauren Marshall Bowen University of Massachusetts, Boston
Amber Buck University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Marcia Buell Northeastern Illinois University
Michael Burns West Chester University
Alexandra Cavallaro California State University, San Bernardino
Kory Lawson Ching University of Califoria, Davis
Dominique Clayton Bellarmine University
Caroline Cole University of California, Berkeley
Sunday Cummins Literacy Consultant and Author
Phil Eubanks Northern Illinois University (Emeritus)
Kathy Evans Bridgewater State University
Katherine Flowers Mississippi State University
Steven Fraiberg Michigan State University
Melissa Forbes Gettysburg College
Katherine Gossett University of California, Davis
Evin Groundwater University of California, Irvine
Sibylle Gruber Northern Arizona University
Kim Gunter Fairfield University
Amelia Herb Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mary E. Hocks Georgia State University
Maureen Hogan University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Cory Holding University of Pittsburgh
John Hudson University of Houston-Downtown
Yu-Kyung Kang Gonzaga University
Annie Kelvie Eureka College
Katrina Kennett The University of Montana Western
Sonia Kline Illinois State University
Carrie Lamana Writer, Editor, Writing Coach, Virtual Assistant & Owner, An Ordinary Life, LLC
Eileen Lagman University of Wisconsin-Madison
Steve Lamos University of Colorado, Boulder
Kevin Leander Vanderbilt University, Peabody College
Samantha Looker-Koenigs Univeristy of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Tom Lugo San Francisco State University
Karen Lunsford University of California at Santa Barbara
Lance Massey University of Denver
Thomas McNamara Lewis University
Ligia Mihut Barry University
Young-Kyung Min University of Colorado, Boulder
Guy Moyer University of Maryland University College
Andrea Olinger University of Louisville
Christa Olson University of Wisconsin-Madison
Kerry Ose Volunteer Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
Kim Hensley Owens Northern Arizona University
James P. Purdy Duquesne University
Jenn Raskauskas West Chester University
Rashid Robinson Illinois Board of Higher Education
Liz Rohan University of Michigan-Dearborn
Kevin Roozen University of Central Florida
Vanessa Rouillon James Madison University
Pamela Saunders Suffolk University, Boston
Maggie Shelledy The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Mary Sheridan University of Louisville
Jody Shipka University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Kaia Simon University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Joyce Simutis Children's Book Author
Julia Smith Georgia Institute of Technology
Janine Solberg University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Faye Spencer Maor North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Jonathan Stone University of Utah
Melissa Tombro Fashion Institute of Technology
Derek Van Ittersum Kent State University
Heather Blain Vorhies University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Greg Waddoups American Academy of Professional Coders
Joyce R. Walker Illinois State University
Nicole Walls West Texas A&M University
Amy Wan Queens College, CUNY
Martha Webber University of California, Santa Barbara
Jo Williamson Kennesaw State University, Atlanta
Rebecca Woodard University of Illinois, Chicago

Graduates of Master's Program

Thomas Ayala Parkland College
Mark Barnes University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Paula Boyd Parkland College
Kirsten Dean Virginia Tech
Hannah Harris University of Illinois at Chicago
Jenell Johnson University of Wisconsin, Madison
Hannah Lee University of Delaware
Sarah MacDonald James Madison University
Kristin McCann The University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
Nicole MacLaughlin University of Notre Dame
Daniella Molle Wisconsin Center for Educational Research
Lauren O'Connor Parkland College
Melissa Pearson Northeastern University
Laura Stengrim University of Southern Mississippi
Meghan Velez Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University