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Writing Center Staff

Khalisa Rae Thompson, Director

I am Khalisa Rae Thompson, a journalist, former English Professor, and published author. I have an MFA in Creative Writing and a Nonprofit Management Certificate. My passion is creative writing, literature, MLA and APA organizing, thesis writing, and generating strong content. I have been editing for 7 years and I am excited to help provide resources and skills to all students.

Malik Bryant ’21

I am Malik Bryant, a Junior here at Shaw, and am very active in the pep band and concert band. The idea of being able to use my skills and talents to assist others resonates on a very personal level with me. I aspire to be an educator and guide young minds one day. I am excited to put my best foot forward every day, connect with my tutees, and make a difference in your lives! s! 

Abiodun Busuyi ’15

I am Abiodun Busuyi, a 2015 graduate of Shaw University. As an English major, my college career indicates and reveals my passion for writing. I am a skilled writer with a passion for helping others sharpen their writing ability.  I am currently pursuing a master’s degree in Information Assurance and Security from Purdue University. I have a sound knowledge of technology. I try my best to allow my appointments to have a digital, virtual, and hands-on experience. I also specialize in brainstorming and creativity. Lastly, I have extensive experience assisting students with properly format their papers.

Sean Finn ’22

I am Sean Finn, a sophomore here at Shaw pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. I am a member of the Quiz Bowl team. My areas of strength include writing science lab reports and research essays. In addition to science-related writings, I also have a passion for literary analysis and rhetorical essays. Writing is about expressing your ideas, and I am here to help you do that.

Charlene Lovett

I am Charlene Lovett, an experienced teacher, and tutor who has cared about education for a long time. My best tutorial skills include patience, kindness, and understanding, and I am always willing to listen. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with loves my family and teaching dance classes for fun.

Charles Showers ’20

I am Charles Showers, a graduating senior majoring in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice. Some of my favorite hobbies are playing soccer and watching sports. I also love to read and write, and I take great pleasure in helping people and giving back. I strongly believe that no man is an island. We all need each other, so why not start by let’s conquer that paper together.

Zach Timmons

I am Zach Timmons, a tutor in the Writing Center. I graduated from UNC Charlotte with a degree in English and minor in journalism. In addition to writing and helping others improve their craft, I have a passion for coaching basketball and love all sports. Remember that writing is much like life—it’s about the journey, not the destination. Hope to see you at the Writing Center soon.