Our Staff

Writing Center Consultants

  • Lisa Biesemeyer has a Master’s Degree in Literature from San Francisco State University, a Master’s Degree in Education from Capella University, and a Certificate in TESOL. Her goal is to facilitate a learning environment by encouraging effective written communication, thoughtful discussion, an engaging, compassionate peer learning community, and providing access to a knowledgeable, trustworthy, empathetic teacher. She has taught all levels of writing since 2001, and has taught Writing in Psychology, which focuses on writing APA style literature reviews, since 2005. 
  • Jason Bowers has a Master's Degree in Composition Instruction from San Francisco State University. He has taught in the Writing Program at SFSU and researches the interaction between grading policies and feedback on student writing.
  • Shelwyn Corrigan has a Master's Degree in Linguistics and a Master's Degree in Digital Media and Learning. She has been an instructor at the University of San Francisco in the School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences since 2001.  
  • Onllwyn C. Dixon (he/they) is a proud alumnus of USF, having earned his Ed.D. and M.A. in International and Multicultural Education. He currently serves as National Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Year Up, a national nonprofit workforce development organization. Onllwyn has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. He is an avid foodie, reader, traveler, and concert goer.
  • Melisa Garcia has a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Writing and a Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the University of New Mexico. Her research focuses on non-dominant narratives, immigration issues, alternative discourses, and linguistic diversity.
  • Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko (pronoun agnostic / gender atheist) received their Master's in Fine Arts (MFA) in Dramatic Writing from Columbia University in the City of New York while also a Point Scholar. Nick also received their B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) in Literature-Writing from Columbia University. Nick has written three books: Str8 Up Queer African (Scientists and Poets, 2023); Waafrika 123 (UnCut/Voices Press, 2016) and Waafrika (UnCut /Voices Press, 2013).
  • Matthew Mckinnie earned his Master's Degree from San Francisco State University in TESOL and Composition. His background is in linguistics, and his work has been oriented toward linguistic approaches to reading, language contact for multilingual speakers, and discourse communities in translation/textual analysis. He welcomes writers at any stage of their process, in any genre, at all times.
  • Cynthia Schultes has taught at Trinity College in Washington, D.C., and Notre Dame Seishin University in Okayama, Japan. At USF, she teaches in the Rhetoric & Language Department, the Master's program in Professional Communication, and the Master's program in Asia Pacific Studies. She has a PhD in History from the George Washington University.

Writing Center Director

  • Jonathan Hunt is the Director of the USF Writing Center and Professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Language. He can be contacted via email at jhunt2@usfca.edu

The Learning, Writing, and Speaking Centers

Gleeson Library | Geschke Center | Lower Level G03
2495 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94117

Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED