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!
I have my BA in Performing Arts and English from Iowa State University and my
MAT from NCSU. I have 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.
My name is Naija Parker and I’m a junior 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.