Writing center consultant and student working


All Writing Center consultants are USD undergraduates and come from a wide variety of academic disciplines.



Consultants are nominated by faculty and selected by our coordinating staff, exhibiting both advanced writing skills and interpersonal awareness. Consultants also participate in ongoing training throughout their tenure at the Writing Center. Each consultant is equipped to work with any type of writing at any academic level, from first-year students drafting their first college papers to graduate students polishing doctoral theses.

Writing Center Staff


Deborah Sundmacher



Nina Montejano

Mary Powell 



Nicholas Cohn

Jordane Schooley


Graduate Assistant

Helen Lockett