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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!

Abiodun Busuyi

I am a graduate of Shaw University, class of 2015. My college career as an English major indicates and reveals my fervent passion for writing. I am a skilled writer who has a passion for helping others sharpen their writing ability. Although I have earned my bachelor’s degree in English, 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 great experience with showing students how to properly format their papers.

Nomé Ford

I am an Interdisciplinary Studies major, and my tutoring specialties are research methods and structuring papers. I love creative stories and talking about writing processes. 

Laquell Harris

I am currently a junior at Shaw. My major is Business administration: Management and my minor is Public Administration. I am on the track and field team. I have been with the writing center for a year.

Christine Harris

I’m a political science major and I longboard. I’m on the Model United Nations team, and I love cats. I am a very skilled writer; I can help you with any humanities class.

Carla Monroe

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.

Naija Parker

I am from Pittsburgh, PA. I am a senior and my major is psychology. When I graduate from Shaw University, I plan on going to grad school to get my doctorate and become a licensed therapist and help children with mental illnesses and other disabilities. My passion is reading books, manga, and writing poetry! I am a really good writer and I am good at writing essays. Two subjects that I am really good at are English and history!

Ashley Popio

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!