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Casey L. Ford, MFA

Director

Casey L. Ford, M.F.A.
casey.ford@lamar.edu
(409) 880-8571

Casey is a poet, editor, and scholar who has long called LU home. Before she began teaching, she worked as a content editor in Web Communications and as a thesis and dissertation specialist in the College of Graduate Studies. In addition to her current role as writing center director, she also teaches creative writing and composition in the Department of English and Modern Languages, and she is co-editor with Dr. Adam Nemmers of the Texas Review of Books. See curriculum vita.

Kensi

Kensi

"I am an English major here at Lamar, and I love working at the Writing Center. I enjoy helping students with their assignments, especially English papers, and guiding them to become better writers. I personally enjoy reading very much, and I love to use that to connect with students that visit us. I know both APA and MLA styles well and can also answer general questions about Chicago Manual of Style."

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Chatman

Chatman

"I have been working at the Writing Center since the summer of 2012. My areas of expertise: to help deaf/hearing students improve their English writing skills and critical thinking skills; also to help students understand and execute their assignments more successfully. MLA-proficient; APA-proficient. I am a proficient ASL user and have the capability to provide communication access to deaf students in ASL.

For hearing students: I am Deaf, and I have tutored numerous hearing students, from undergraduate to doctoral candidates. I communicate with hearing students via MS Word, text on Collaborate Ultra, or any form of text. Some hearing students communicate with me in sign language or ASL."

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Gillian

Gillian

"I am an English major at Lamar University, and writing has always been my passion. Working in the Writing Center is another way for me to express my passion for literature while also helping other students. I am most familiar with MLA and some APA styles. If I am not in the Writing Center, I am usually still writing or reading. My brain is always turned on creative mode!"

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Mattie

Mattie

"Hey, Cardinals! My name is Mattie, and I am a 2022 graduate of LU with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. My focus of writing is primarily academic, but I do dabble in creative writing as well. I am so excited to help guide you on your way to becoming a well-rounded writer!"

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Mak

Mak

"Hi, I'm Mak! I am currently a Junior pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English, with a minor concentration in Writing. I am well-versed in MLA and APA writing formats."

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Isabel

Isabel

"I am a communications graduate now pursuing my second degree in graphic design at Lamar University. I enjoy reading and writing, and I’m looking forward to working at the Writing Center and assisting fellow Cardinals. I know both APA and MLA styles and have experience with persuasive writing in advertising. See you soon!"

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Olive

Olive

"I major in Communications here at Lamar University, and I hope to become an editor and poet one day. I have experience in both academic and creative writing. I can assist with any part of the writing process including brainstorming, organizing, and clarifying ideas. I am proficient in MLA, APA, and AP."

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Keely

Keely

"Hello! My name is Keely, and I am an English major at Lamar. I enjoy the opportunity to talk with others about their writing. I love to see the types of work people come in with because I often learn about topics I otherwise would not think to learn about. I particularly adore creative writing, and I would love to help others with their own. Of course, I also have plenty of experience with academic papers and can assist with those as well, being a student myself. I'm most accustomed to MLA format, but I have worked with APA before. When I'm not writing, I also love to play video games and draw, both of which help me come up with more ideas for my own writing endeavors."

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Sky

Sky

"I am a student at Lamar majoring in English. Ever since I was a kid, I knew I was passionate about writing, reading, and all things literature. I love reading fiction as well as contemporary poetry. I am proficient in using MLA specifically, and I am aspiring my hardest to become more familiar with using APA, Chicago, and other scholarly styles. Furthermore, I love helping people produce ideas, as well as offering encouraging feedback, and alternative approaches to constructing an essay. My goal ultimately is to assist students with their essays, guiding them toward being able to fully express the main idea or thesis of their paper. Working at the writing center is a privilege and a passion, the environment is always positive. It's exciting working here, I get to do one of my favorite hobbies: reading."

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