Meet the Staff

The Center for Writing Excellence is staffed by student writing consultants who are highly trained and come from majors across the campus, including education, English, history, and more. All writing consultants are required to attend a semester-length training course that teaches writing and research processes, writing across the disciplines, interpersonal communication skills, and office policies and protocols.

If you are interested in applying for a job at the Center, and if you have completed the General Education writing sequence (EN 111-112 or EN 111H - 112H) with at least a 3.0 average or above, log in to LionJobs and look for an opening.

Current Center for Writing Excellence Staff:


Nichole Morris

Nichole Pic

Major(s):                Political Science / English, Professional Writing

Role:                       Writing Consultant (Advanced Certified Tutor) 

Writing Strengths:  Content Development, Organization, Brainstorming, APA Format
Biography:              Nichole is a senior. After graduation, she plans to attend law school. She is obsessed with Harry Potter, coffee, and good music.  

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 Baylee Smith


Major(s):                   English literature
Minor:                        Professional Writing
Role:                         Writing Consultant
Writing Strengths:    Literary analysis and discussion
Biography:               Baylee grew up in the Shoals area. Her favorite pastimes include reading, writing, watching movies, binging Netflix, and enoing. Baylee loves to be outside, hanging in trees or walking her dog. Her favorite movie is Nocturnal Animals. She wants to be an editor for a book publishing company, and she wants to write stories to share with the world. 

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Rachel Morgan

Rachel Morgan

Major(s): Professional Writing
Minor(s): Spanish and Digital Media Production
Role: Writing Consultant (Advanced Certified Tutor) 
Writing Strengths: Organization, Brainstorming, Grammar
Biography: Rachel is a member of the Honors Program at UNA. In her spare time, she likes to read and spend time with friends. She loves to listen to music by Fall Out Boy and All Time Low. After she graduates, she wants to go to graduate school and eventually teach at the college level.

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Maria Kerstiens

Maria Kerstiens

Minor: A
Role: Writing Consultant (Certified Tutor) 
Writing Strengths:

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Kacey Womack

Kacey Womack

Major:   Secondary Education 

Minor:   English

Role:   Writing Consultant
Writing Strengths: Argumentative Papers and MLA Format
Biography:  Kacey enjoys taking part in UNA's Housing and Residence Life and Student Government Association. She is an avid animal lover, particularly cats and dogs. She loves reading literature and welcomes the opportunity to share literature with others. 

Monday Sanderson

Monday Sanderson

Major(s):   English Language Arts/ Secondary Education
Minor:  Journalism
Role:  Writing Consultant (Certified Tutor) 
Writing Strengths:     MLA Format, Editing, Brainstorming, Organization, Grammar
Biography:    Monday is a senior at UNA. She calls Madison, Alabama her home. She is the current president for the Student Alliance and Equality organization and the Life Editor for The Flor-Ala. She loves to read, specifically any book written by Agatha Christie, Jodi Picoult, or Stephen King. 


Adriane Waldrep   

Major: Professional Writing
Minor: Literature
Role:  Writing Consultant (Certified Tutor) 
Strengths: Creative Writing, Organization, Brainstorming, Revising, Editing
Biography: Adriane is a native of Cherokee, Alabama. Her major is professional writing and her minor is literature. She hopes to work in the writing and publishing industry in the future. She enjoys reading, writing, spending time with horses, going to church, and hanging out with family and friends. 

Kathleen Richards

Kathleen Richards
Role:  Director
Biography: Dr. Richards has a master's degree in English Literature from UNA and a doctorate degree in English Composition and TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Richards has been teaching at UNA for approximately twelve years. For the first couple of years as an adjunct English composition instructor, she often volunteered to work in writing centers as a tutor. While tutoring and teaching students in English composition, she became fascinated with writing centers and the support they provide for students. Dr. Richards has been directing the UNA Center for Writing Excellence (CWE) for over five years. In order for the writing consultants at UNA to be the very best, she initiated the International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC), sponsored by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). Students at UNA can be assured that the writing consultants in the CWE have gone through extensive tutor training and are fully capable of tutoring students in writing across the disciplines.

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Spring & Fall

In-House Consultations:

Mon - Thurs: 9:00am-9:00pm

Fri: 9:00am-3:00pm

Online Consultations:

Mon - Thurs: 2:00pm-4:00pm & 6:00pm-8:00pm

Fri: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Summer I & II
(June and July Sessions)

Mon-Thurs: 12:00pm-5:00pm

(Check the CWE scheduling page at for availability.)


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