Loyola University Chicago

Writing Center

Graduate Tutor Bios

Lauren (Wren) Craig

Wren Craig is a first-year MA/PhD student in the English Department. She graduated in 2015 from Regis University in Denver, Colorado with degrees in English and Peace & Justice Studies. Her research interests include American Modernism, Poetry and Poetics, and British Romanticism. 

Specialties: English, Composition, Social Justice


John C. Hawkins

Graduate Student


Specialties: Personal voice, paragraph development, research, MLA formatting

Personal Interests: Comedy, film, comics, live poetry, and 826CHI, a creative writing center for Chicago Youth


Xiamara Hohman is a first-year Ph.D. student in the English Department. She currently holds an M.A. in English, and her research interests include transnationalism, voice, and the impact of Vatican II on 20th century Catholic novelists. Prior to coming to Loyola, she spent three years teaching English in China (two at the university level) and three years teaching composition at the University of Dayton.

Specialties: English, ESL 

Availability: MW 11-1:30



Brandiann Molby

Assistant Director

Brandiann Molby is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the English department.  Before coming to Loyola, she received an M.A. in Victorian media and culture, and she researches 19th-c. illustrated books. 

Specialties: English, ESL, Art History.

Availability: Unavailable for Spring 2016


Danielle Richards

Year: 1st year Ph.D. candidate

Major: English: Modern Literature and Culture

Languages: None besides English

Specialties: Brainstorming, editing, research, outlining, organization, thesis development. 

Personal interests: books, cycling, kung fu, swimming, sewing, video games, playing with cats, meeting new people.

Emily Sharrett is a first-year MA/PhD student in the English department. She received her Bachelor's degrees in English Literature and Political Science in May 2016 from Miami University of Ohio before matriculating into graduate studies at Loyola. Her undergraduate research interests encompassed performance theory, identity formation, and transnational theatre from the early twentieth-century. Emily is currently focusing her Master's and doctoral study in the Medieval and Renaissance British Literature field with particular specialization in drama, poetry, and prose from the Early Modern era.

Specialties: English: Early Modern Studies, Political Science: American Politics

Availability: Tuesday and Thursday, 11am-1:30pm, WTC

Matt Stockman

I have several years of experience teaching overseas and a lot of it is in one-on-one tutoring situations. I teach English here at Loyola as well as at Columbia College. My masters is in applied linguistics and I admit to enjoying thinking about English grammar. My specialization is working with students who speak English as an additional language. Working with other writers in the Writing Center is one of my favorite parts of my working life. 

Joe Wapinski is a first-year Ph.D. student in the English department. He is studying Modernist literature and culture with a particular interest in critical theory and the intersection between literature and philosophy. Before coming to Loyola, Joe received his B.A. in English from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.