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Meet Our Staff

Peer Consultants

    Professional Consultants

    • Gayle
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      Gayle is a professional writing consultant. She has a BA in English secondary education and an MA in composition and rhetoric from Salisbury University. She started out as an undergraduate peer tutor at the UWC. Like most English majors, she loves to read. When she isn’t reading, she enjoys watching shows like The Magicians and Criminal Mind.

    • Lauren
      Eaqan

      Lauren has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Arts degree in Composition and Rhetoric from Salisbury University. She is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Costa Rica 2013-2015), where she taught English in a small community and savored the Pacific sunsets. She enjoys cooking, yoga, traveling, and spending as much time on the beach as possible.

    • Miranda
      Eaqan

      Miranda holds a Master's degree in Composition/Rhetoric and a Bachelor's degree in Creative and Technical Writing. She teaches first year writing, reading, and literature at Salisbury University and Wor-Wic Community College. While she does love teaching and education, some of her favorite activities include spending time with her rescued pit bull, Bella, going for hikes around different National Parks with her husband, and watching The Office way too many times.

    Reception

    • Malcolm
      Eaqan

      Malcolm is a senior from New York City. He is a Multimedia Journalism major and plays quarterback for the Salisbury football team. When is not up at 6 a.m. lifting weights or taking snaps at Sea Gull Stadium, he is trying to keep up with his school work and check how his favorite teams are doing in their respective standings. Stop in to discuss any sports topics with him and be ready for a debate.

    • Melanie
      Eaqan

      Melanie is a junior from Montgomery County, Maryland who is pursuing a biology major and a chemistry minor. In addition to working at the UWC, she is the vice president of the Comedy Gulls and the vice president of Medical Careers Society. Her hobbies include hiking, watching Netflix, volunteering at the local hospital, and performing in SU theater productions. After graduation, she plans on pursuing a career in the medical field.

    Administration

    • Dr. Melissa Bugdal
      Dr. Melissa Bugdal

      Dr. Melissa Bugdal is an Assistant Professor in the English Department and the Director of the University Writing Center. She has a PhD in English from the University of Connecticut, and loves being back on the Eastern Shore (she got her MA in composition and rhetoric from SU)! She first became interested in writing center work as an undergraduate student at Wilkes University when she became a peer consultant while also working in a biology lab studying the food behaviors of eastern gray squirrels. This led her to a love of squirrels, birds, STEM writing, and writing studies. As a result, Melissa enjoys talking about First-Year Composition and Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines and sees the University Writing Center as helping to create a culture of writing across the university community.

    • Dr. Beth Towle
      Dr. Beth Towle
      Dr. Beth Towle is an Assistant Professor of English and the Associate Director of the Writing Center at Salisbury University. She received her Ph.D. in English from Purdue University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Towle absolutely loves being in writing centers, and her work focuses on how writing centers fit into larger institutional networks, as well as how writing centers can advocate for marginalized students. When she's not teaching or in the writing center, Dr. Towle reads novels and fan fiction, writes poetry about 19th century Indiana marshland, listens to podcasts, and hangs out with her six-toed cat, Grayson.
    • Stephanie Davis
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      Stephanie Davis is the Academic Program Specialist in the Writing Center. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance, and she aspires to one day own her own dance studio. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest and HGTV, wishes she had as much culinary know-how as the Barefoot Contessa, is a firm believer in the Oxford comma, and could watch each I Love Lucy episode a million times and laugh every single time.

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