Writing Center Staff
Maegan Mercer-Bourne, Director
I have an undergrad degree in Musical Theatre and a Masters in Multicultural
Literature. My specialties in tutoring are creative writing, literature, MLA
and APA format, brainstorming, and word choice, but I have been a consultant
for over 8 years and have experience in all areas, so don't hesitate to ask me
anything. I love writing and words, so I hope I can inspire that love in you!
Acacia Cadogan, Peer Writing Consultant
My name is Acacia Cadogan and I'm from Brooklyn, New York. I'm a senior
studying mass communications and I love to write! Being a communications major,
I understand how important writing and being able to communicate your thoughts
and ideas can be to the learning process and to life in general. I believe that
being able to write well is a skill you can use in any aspect of life and I
love having the opportunity to help others build on that skill.
I have my BA in Performing Arts and English from Iowa State University and my
MAT from NCSU. I has a husband and two dogs, and we all live quite happily in
North Raleigh. My tutoring style is very relaxed and a tiny bit humorous. I am
particularly good at structuring papers, via outlining and organization, but am
happy to help you with anything!
I enjoy working with students and colleagues at Shaw University, particularly
as related to writing endeavors. I am enthusiastic about teaching, research,
and service and have an extensive background in education. In my free time I
enjoy reading, cooking, and hiking.
I am from Henderson, North Carolina. I am a transfer student from Vance
Granville Community College. This is my senior year here at Shaw University and
my major is Business Administration with a concentration in management. I enjoy
being an active student and person in general. I believe if you put in hard
work and effort you will achieve your goals!
My name is Naija Parker and I’m a sophomore at Shaw University! I am double
majoring in Psychology and Biology. English is my best subject and I’m good at
writing papers. I also love reading and writing!
I was born and raised in Tampa, FL. I went to the University of Central Florida
for my undergraduate degree and Wake Forest University for my graduate degree,
both in English. Writing is the physical manifestation of one's thoughts, and,
in many cases, it will be the only part of someone that a professor or employer
sees. Being able to write well and effectively can mean the difference between
graduating and flunking out of university, or gaining employment and losing the
job opportunity of a lifetime. Having the greatest ideas in the world means
nothing if they cannot be communicated professionally to others. I believe that
writing is one of the most empowering skills that one may possess, and I take
great pride in facilitating this skill in others.