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Writing Center Tutors

We at the Writing Center want to help you break through writers block, punch up that essay, or just get started on the right foot. Here's a little about the team that will be helping you on your writing adventure!

About Us

Allie Johnston

Allie Johnston

Writing Center Director

Dr. Johnston joined APSU in Fall 2021. She first learned of writing centers as a college freshman and has been able to work in a total of four centers (Lipscomb University, the University of Alabama, the University of Tennessee, and now APSU)! Dr. Johnston loves being outside (preferably by a body of water), going to yoga classes, and reading. She looks forward to seeing you in the writing center! 

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Senior, Hospitality Administration 

Hey there! My name is Lauren Cowan and I’m a senior studying Hospitality Administration with a minor in Event Planning! I’m from Hopkinsville, Kentucky. I love creating social media graphics on Canva and doing creative things. A fun fact is that I worked for Disney for two months! I enjoy helping others create schedules and meet deadlines. This will be my third year as a Lab Assistant in the Writing Center, and I’m so excited to be back in person working with you!

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Junior, Criminal Justice

Hello! My name is Jacen, and I am a junior majoring in Criminal Justice here at Austin Peay. I enjoy drumming, writing, and helping others enhance their writing! I look forward to working with you at the Writing Center this semester!

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Senior, Psychology

Hello, Govs! My name is Kai (rhymes with guy) and I have an amazing cat named Harold! In my free time, I like to read poetry. A fun fact about me is that I got to visit Europe at the age of fifteen.

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2nd year Graduate Student, English with a focus in Creative Writing

My name is Dee and I've been a KPOP fan for the last 15 years or so. I also really enjoy gaming and cooking in my free time!

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2nd year Graduate Student, English Graduate Studies

Hi there, my name is Kate and this is my second semester working at the Writing Center. I'm an English Graduate student at APSU with a love for all things literature. Originally from Denver, CO, I enjoy being outdoors and, when I'm not at school or outside, I spend my spare time with my two cats, Chacha and Muffin. I look forward to meeting and working with all of you!

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2 year MA student, English

I'm Emily! I'm a long way from my home of Southern California but have been loving the Nashville area for the past 5+ years. I love hanging out with my roommate's Great Pyrenees Mountain Dog, enjoying the outdoors, and binge-watching 90s British romcoms. I am excited to come alongside you in your journey as a writer.

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MA student, English

Hi there! My name is Adriel Morton, and I am a first-year graduate student working towards my M.A. in English. I have been a tutor for 3 years at a high school in Nashville. There is nothing I love quite like being in the classroom. I enjoy road trips, camping, and writing!

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Senior, History Major

Hi! My name is Veronica Primm-Pierre-Louis (very long last name, I know. It's French!) I am from Dickson, TN and I'm also a History Major with a minor in African American Studies. I love conversations about history, singing, and watching never-ending re-runs of My Wife and Kids with my husband. I am so excited to be working in the Writing Center this semester and I can't wait to work with you! Extra brownie points if you need help with history!

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Grad student, English

Hello, I’m Cassidy! I have a minor in studio art. One day I would love to have published short horror stories. One person I would love to meet is Dolly Parton. 

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Senior, Biology and Classics

Hi! My name is Elinor, and I am a senior, double-majoring in Biology and Classics (Latin & Greek combined) here at Austin Peay. I have lived in Clarksville for going on 19 years. Some fun facts about me are that I am a huge music nerd and love to play video games or read in my spare time. I am looking forward to working with you at the Writing Center this semester! 

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Freshman, English

Hi! My name is Zoe, and I am a freshman English major! I enjoy spending time with my friends, reading, and watching movies. I have always had a love for writing and editing, so I look forward to reviewing your work!

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Junior, French

Hello! My name is Morgan, and I'm a junior French major with a minor in Linguistics. I'm from Clarksville, TN and some of my passions include volunteer work, reading, writing, editing, and camping. I've always wanted to be a tutor and I'm very excited to start giving back to the APSU community by helping its students write. I look forward to working with everyone!