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Our Staff

The Writing Center is staffed by graduate instructors and undergraduate peer tutors. Our graduate instructors have received highly competitive fellowships and assistantship awards that fund their work in the Center. Our undergraduate peer tutors have been nominated by CUA professors and then selected after a rigorous review and interview process. All Writing Center staff undergo extensive and ongoing training.

Writing Center Instructors


Lindsay Puvel Myers

Lindsay Puvel Myers is an M.A. student in the English Department with interests in 19th century American literature, postcolonial literature, and postwar literature, specifically post World War I. Lindsay received her B.A. in English with a minor in Theology from The Catholic University of America. For the past two years, she has taught high school courses in American literature, Writing and Composition, elementary Grammar, and Creative Writing. Lindsay's other scholarly interests include pedagogy, with a particular interest in classical education, and Metaphysical poetry.

Humanities, Grammar, MLA Style, Applications, Resumes, Creative Writing

John Ritenour

John Ritenour is an M.A. student in the English Department. Originally from Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, he received his B.A. in English Literature and a teaching certification from Messiah College. John has a wide range of scholarly interests but particularly enjoys 20th century novels. He plans to teach at a public high school after receiving his M.A.

Literature, Secondary Education, History



Monica Schoreder

Monica Schroeder is an M.A. student in the English department with interests in both Renaissance and Modern literature, especially their uses of textual hybridity and classical philosophy. Originally from Indiana, she received her B.A. in English literature from Washburn University in Kansas, where she also worked in Washburn’s writing center as a tutor. Her scholarly interests include art, psychology, narrative styles, linguistics, gender studies, classical education, opera, and history.

Undergraduate Peer Tutors

Rebecca McCarron

Rebecca McCarron is a senior History major and Spanish minor originally from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. She is particularly interested in American History especially the Revolutionary War Era, the Young Republic, and the Gilded Age. She also volunteers with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and has just begun a position as a writing intern for Phi Beta Kappa’s The Key Reporter. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, reading, and exploring Washington D.C.


Rachel Moore

Rachel Moore is a senior English Major and Philosophy Minor. She loves reading Southern Gothic literature and anything written by Kurt Vonnegut or Billy Collins. Outside the academic world, Rachel enjoys playing ukulele for her first-year residents in North Neighborhood 2 and drinking chai lattes. She has written about literature, philosophy, classics, and drama.

Literature, Humanities, Philosophy


Looking for an instructor with a strong interest in writing in a particular subject or genre?

All of our instructors can assist you with any writing project or work with you on issues of grammar and citation, but if you’d like to request an instructor who has experience in a particular subject area or genre, please use the following list as a guide. If you cannot find your subject/genre on the list, but would still prefer a referral, please contact Dr. Kevin Rulo for assistance. 

APA Style
Creative Writing
Shaun Stiemsma


Monica, John
Monica, Lindsay, Rebecca


Media Studies
Social Work
Lindsay, Rachel
Lindsay, Monica

Peer Tutor Alumni

Sullivan Maciag, '13

Patricia Mars '14

Wesley Cocozello '14

Eva-Maria Ghelardi '14 

Administrative Staff


Dr. Taryn Okuma, Director of Undergraduate Tutor Program

Dr. Kevin Rulo, Director


Lindsay Puvel Myers, Lead Instructor

Monica Schroeder, Outreach Coordinator



Locations and Hours


Closed holidays and during university holiday periods.

If the university closes for inclement weather (including early closings and delayed openings), the Writing Center will close and appointments scheduled during this time will be cancelled. If this happens, please reschedule your appointment online.

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Contact Us

219 Mullen Library
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, DC 20064

Writing Center Email:

Writing Center Phone: 202-319-4286
Director: Dr. Kevin Rulo
Director of Undergraduate Tutor Program: Dr. Taryn L. Okuma
Lead Instructor: Lindsay Puvel Myers
Outreach Coordinator: Monica Schroeder