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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.

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.

Dominique Johnson

My name is Dominique S. Johnson and I am the Writing Center Specialist! I'm also a freelance writer and your next best-selling romance author. I'm a proud HBCU grad (Go WSSU!) and super excited to join the Shaw University team. I explore all areas of writing including fiction, journalism, and new media writing.

Guiselle Cardenas

Hi, I'm Guisell and I'm the new Writing Center Mentor! I specialize in helping students through writing challenges and any barriers preventing them from success. I'm a writer, editor, and English Instructor with an M.A. in English Literature and a certificate in Composition. I love helping students find their own writing voice while developing academic reading and writing skills. I really enjoy working with research papers, statements of purpose, literary analysis, resumes, and cover letters. I'm also bilingual in English and Spanish!