Our Staff

The University Writing Center is staffed by graduate assistants and undergraduate and graduate interns.  They are fellow students who have experienced many of the same writing challenges you are facing.

Writing Center staff will:

  • Help you understand your assignment and your instructor’s expectations
  • Read your work at any stage
  • Provide constructive feedback on your writing
  • Discuss ways to make your writing more clear and effective
  • Offer guidance with organization
  • Help you identify error patterns and teach you how to correct your errors
  • Be honest and sincere
  • Offer encouragement and support
  • Help you utilize academic technology including Microsoft Office and Blackboard

Writing Center staff will not:

  • Take responsibility for any stage of your paper
  • Proofread or edit a paper for you
  • Type a paper for you
  • Grade your paper or do written evaluations

Dr. Earnest L. Cox, director of the University Writing Center, oversees the center’s operations, strategic direction, and staffing.  He is available by email at elcox@ualr.edu or by phone at 501-916-6454.

Fall 2021 Writing Center Staff

Dr. Earnest L. Cox, Director






Madison Ellis, Graduate Assistant






Jessica Miller, Graduate Assistant






Michelle Crain, Graduate Assistant






Lashaundra Tyler, Graduate Assistant






Chris Cook, Graduate Assistant






Danny Wagner, Peer Tutor/Work Study






Morgan Adams, Peer Tutor






Bailey Bishop, Peer Tutor






Stacey Johnson, Peer Tutor






Chloe McGee, Peer Tutor






Marinela Peret, Peer Tutor






Maria Roman, Peer Tutor






Katie Shapley, Peer Tutor






Nicole Smith, Peer Tutor






Shadayja Sneed, Peer Tutor






Danielle Spence, Peer Tutor






Desiree Williams, Peer Tutor