Faculty, Graduate Students, and Staff

Bill Albertini

Bill Albertini

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-7541
Email: woalber@bgsu.edu
Address: 424 East Hall

Neil Bard

Neil Baird

Position: Associate Professor
Director, University Writing Program
Phone: 309-255-7103
Email: neilb@bgsu.edu
Address: 402 East Hall

Khani Begum

Khani Begum

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-8143
Email: khani@bgsu.edu
Address: 302 East Hall

Holly Bird

Holly Bird

Position: Associate Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-4655
Email: hbird@bgsu.edu
Address: 345 East Hall

Jackson Bliss

Jackson Bliss

Position: Assistant Professor
Creative Writing
Phone: 419-372-7684
Email: jbliss@bgsu.edu
Address: 445 East Hall

Daniel Bommarito

Daniel Bommarito

Position: Assistant Professor
Director, Rhetoric & Writing PhD Program
Phone: 419-372-6833
Email: dbommar@bgsu.edu
Address: 215 East Hall

Kitty Burroughs

Kitty Burroughs

Position: Teaching Professor
Associate Director, University Writing Program (UWP)
Phone: 419-372-7550
Email: sburrou@bgsu.edu
Address: 215 East Hall

Fernanda Capraro

Fernanda Capraro

Position: Assistant Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-7554
Email: fcaprar@bgsu.edu
Address: 323 East Hall

Susan Carlton

Susan Carlton

Position: Teaching Professor Emeritus
Phone: 419-372-0574
Email: susanrc@bgsu.edu
Address: 341 East Hall

Joe Celizic

Joe Celizic

Position: Associate Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-8919
Email: cjoseph@bgsu.edu
Address: 421 East Hall

Abigail Cloud

Abigail Cloud

Position: Teaching Professor
Editor, Mid-American Review
Phone: 419-372-9686
Email: clouda@bgsu.edu
Address: 432 East Hall

Kimberly Coates

Kimberly Coates

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-9189
Email: kimbec@bgsu.edu
Address: 412 East Hall

Lawrence Coates

Lawrence Coates

Position: Professor
Phone: 419-372-2111
Email: coatesl@bgsu.edu
Address: 446 East Hall

Amy Cook

Amy Cook

Position: Associate Teaching Professor
ESOL Program Director
Phone: 419-372-9398
Email: amycook@bgsu.edu
Address: 221 East Hall [ESOL Director]
312 East Hall [Teaching]

Susan Cruea

Susan Cruea

Position: Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-0157
Email: scruea@bgsu.edu
Address: 444 East Hall

Daniel Current

Daniel Current

Position: Assistant Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-8033
Email: dcurren@bgsu.edu
Address: 304 East Hall

Phil Dickinson

Phil Dickinson

Position: Teaching Professor
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 419-372-2286
Email: pdickin@bgsu.edu
Address: 425 East Hall

Heath Diehl

Heath Diehl

Position: Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-5400
Email: williad@bgsu.edu
Address: 024 Founders

Chad Iwertz Duffy

Chad Iwertz Duffy

Position: Assistant Professor
Rhetoric and Writing
Phone: 419-372-7683
Email: ciwertz@bgsu.edu
Address: 412 East Hall

Allan Emery

Allan Emery

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-7538
Email: allanem@bgsu.edu
Address: 314 East Hall

Brad Felver

Brad Felver

Position: Associate Teaching Professor
Associate Chair and Undergraduate Coordinator of English
Phone: 419-372-7545
Email: bfelver@bgsu.edu
Address: 213D East Hall

Bryan Gattozzi

Bryan Gattozzi

Position: Associate Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-4651
Email: bryang@bgsu.edu
Address: 332 East Hall

Stephannie Gearhart

Stephannie Gearhart

Position: Professor
Director, Literature Program
Phone: 419-372-6841
Email: stephsg@bgsu.edu
Address: 324 East Hall

Julie Haught

Julie Haught

Position: Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-0587
Email: julieah@bgsu.edu
Address: 413 East Hall

Gary Heba

Gary Heba

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-6835
Email: gheba@bgsu.edu
Address: 316 East Hall

Cheryl Hoy

Cheryl Hoy

Position: Teaching Professor—Department of English and Rhetoric & Writing Program
Phone: 419-372-4658
Email: choy@bgsu.edu
Address: 428 East Hall

Dawn Hubbell-Staeble

Dawn Hubbell-Staeble

Position: Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-4650
Email: dhubbel@bgsu.edu
Address: 331 East Hall

Lucinda Hunter

Lucinda Hunter

Position: Associate Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-0173
Email: lhunter@bgsu.edu
Address: 313 East Hall

Jay Jones

Jay Jones

Position: Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-0564
Email: hwjones@bgsu.edu
Address: 335 East Hall

Ethan Jordan

Ethan Jordan

Position: Associate Teaching Professor
Coordinator, GameSpace Learning Laboratory
Phone: 419-372-4659
Email: ethanj@bgsu.edu
Address: 437 East Hall

Heather Jordan

Heather Jordan

Position: Associate Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-4657
Email: hljorda@bgsu.edu
Address: 435 East Hall

Anastasiia Kryzhanivska

Anastasiia Kryzhanivska

Position: Assistant Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-0149
Email: akryzh@bgsu.edu
Address: 203 East Hall

Erin Labbie

Erin Labbie

Position: Professor
Phone: 419-372-0598
Email: labbie@bgsu.edu
Address: 420 East Hall

Cheryl Lachowski

Cheryl Lachowski

Position: Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-0549
Email: clachow@bgsu.edu
Address: 328 East Hall

Piya Pal Lapinski

Piya Pal Lapinski

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-7553
Email: piyapl@bgsu.edu
Address: 320 East Hall

Cynthia Mahaffey

Cynthia Mahaffey

Position: Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-9687
Email: mahaffc@bgsu.edu
Address: 434 East Hall

Simon Morgan-Russell

Simon Morgan-Russell

Position: Professor and Dean of Honors College
Phone: 419-372-8504
Email: smorgan@bgsu.edu
Address: 024 Founders Hall

Sharona Muir

Sharona Muir

Position: Professor
Phone: 419-372-5893
Email: smuir@bgsu.edu
Address: 409 East Hall

Donna Nelson-Beene

Donna Nelson-Beene

Position: Associate Professor, Director of BG Perspective (General Education)/Provost Office Associate
Phone: 419-372-4864
Email: dnelson@bgsu.edu
Address: 202 Hayes Hall

Lee Nickoson

Lee Nickoson

Position: Professor
Department Chair
Phone: 419-372-7540
Email: leenick@bgsu.edu
Address: 213 East Hall

Rachel Rickard Rebellino

Rachel Rickard Rebellino

Position: Assistant Teaching Professor
Literature: Children & Adolescents
Phone: 419-372-7682
Email: rickarr@bgsu.edu
Address: 338 East Hall

Amy Rybak

Amy Rybak

Position: Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-2728
Email: arybak@bgsu.edu
Address: 202 East Hall

Amanda McGuire Rzicznek

Amanda McGuire Rzicznek

Position: Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-4660
Email: amcguir@bgsu.edu
Address: 442 East Hall

Dan Rzicznek

Dan Rzicznek

Position: Teaching Professor and Creative Writing Program Director
Phone: 419-372-6832
Email: fdrzicz@bgsu.edu
Address: 329 East Hall

Tiffany Scarola

Tiffany Beth Scarola

Position: Assistant Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-6838
Email: tscarol@bgsu.edu
Address: 408 East Hall

Mike Schulz

Mike Schulz

Position: Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-0537
Email: mschulz@bgsu.edu
Address: 321 East Hall

 Jolie Sheffer

Jolie Sheffer

Position: Associate Professor, English and American Culture Studies
Director, Institute for the Study of Culture and Society (ICS)
Phone: 419-372-0589
Email: jsheffe@bgsu.edu
Address: 414 East Hall

Kimberly Spallinger

Kimberly Spallinger

Position: Teaching Professor
Associate Chair and Graduate Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-8145
Email: spallkk@bgsu.edu
Address: 211 East Hall

Larissa Szporluk

Larissa Szporluk

Position: Professor
Phone: 419-372-7539
Email: slariss@bgsu.edu
Address: 308 East Hall

Chad Van Buskirk

Chad Van Buskirk

Position: Associate Teaching Professor
Associate Chair and Undergraduate Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-7545
Email: cvanbus@bgsu.edu
Address: 212 East Hall

Rachel Walsh

Rachel Walsh

Position: Assistant Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-7561
Email: walshr@bgsu.edu
Address: 404 East Hall

Jennifer Warnke

Jennifer Warnke

Position: Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-7551
Email: jkwarnke@bgsu.edu
Address: 322 East Hall

Sheri Wells-Jensen

Sheri Wells-Jensen

Position: Associate Professor, Coordinator of the TESOL Certificate, Coordinator of the Undergraduate Linguistic Minor
Phone: 419-372-8935
Email: swellsj@bgsu.edu
Address: 423 East Hall

Sherri Werdebaugh

Sherri Werdebaugh

Position: Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-4653
Email: sherriw@bgsu.edu
Address: 342 East Hall

Ann Westrick

Ann Westrick

Position: Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-8934
Email: awest@bgsu.edu
Address: 336 East Hall

Theresa Williams

Theresa Williams

Position: Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-0597
Email: terria@bgsu.edu
Address: 419 East Hall

Sue Carter Wood

Sue Carter Wood

Position: Associate Professor
Director of Rhetoric and Writing Doctoral Program
Phone: 419-372-8107
Email: carters@bgsu.edu
Address: 401 East Hall

Elizabeth Zemanski

Elizabeth Zemanski

Position: Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-4661
Email: eloo@bgsu.edu
Address: 443 East Hall

Jessica Zinz-Cheresnick

Jessica Zinz-Cheresnick

Position: Associate Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-0595
Email: jzinz@bgsu.edu
Address: 416 East Hall

Muhammed Alamri

Muhammad Alamri

Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: malamri@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 427

Charity Anderson

Charity Anderson (she/her/hers)

Position: Ph.D Student
Email: andercl@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 439C

Michelle Bellman

Michelle Bellman (she/her/hers)

Position: MFA Student
Email: mrbellm@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 360

Leslie-Benigni

Leslie Benigni

Position: MFA Student
Email: lbenign@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall

Bohney

Brandie Bohney (she/her/hers)

Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: bbohney@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 339A

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Megan Borocki

Position: MFA Student
Email: mborock@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 333A

Cassandra Caverhill

Cassandra Caverhill

Position: MFA Student
Email: cmcaver@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 311A

Clay Chiarelott

Clay Chiarelott (he/him/his)

Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: cchiare@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 433A

Cigic

Annie Cigic (she/her/hers)

Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: aecigic@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 415B

Jonathan Correa

Jonathan Correa

Position: MA Student
Email: correaj@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 411B

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Kevin Dougherty

Position: MFA Student
Email: kadough@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 339C

Drouin

Renee Drouin (she/her/hers)

Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: drouinr@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 415B

Emily-Eikost

Emily Eikost

Position: MA Student
Email: eeikost@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 433C

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Joseph Elia

Position: MFA Student
Email: jelia@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 333B

Diana-Etain

Diana Etain

Position: MA/TESOL Student
Email: dcetain@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 433C

Fain-Samantha

Samantha Fain

Position: MFA Student
Email: sfain@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 411A

FinleyMackenna

Mackenna Finley

Position: MFA Student
Email: finleym@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 411A

Rachel Flynn

Rachel Flynn (she/her/hers)

Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: rlflynn@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 415C

Téa-Franco

Téa Franco

Position: MFA Student
Email: francot@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 433B

Nicholas Gardner

Nicholas Gardner (he/him/his)

Position: MFA Student
Email: gardnen@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 333C

Charity-Givens

Charity Givens

Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: clgiven@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 311B

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Megan Green (she/her/hers)

Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: mmgreen@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 415A

Emma-Guthrie

Emma Guthrie (she/her/hers)

Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: guthrie@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 339A

kari-hanlin

Kari Hanlin

Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: khanlin@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 315B

Travis-Hein

Travis Hein (he/him/his)

Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: ghein@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 339C

Brenna Hosman

Brenna Hosman (she/her/hers)

Position: MFA Student
Email: bhosman@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 360

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Oluwatobi Idowu

Position: MA Student
Email: oidowu@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall

Krys Ingman

Krys Ingman (she/they)

Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: krystai@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 415A

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Consuela Jones

Position: MA Student
Email: consuej@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 317

Angela Kramer

Angela Kramer

Position: MFA Student
Email: acsoper@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 315A

McDougall

Morgan McDougall (she/her/hers)

Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: memcdou@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 311C

Sherrel McLafferty

Sherrel McLafferty

Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: smclaff@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 315B

Alison Meijas Santoro

Alison Meijas Santoro (she/her/hers)

Position: MFA Student
Email: amejias@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 311A

Laura Menard

Laura Menard (she/her/hers)

Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: lmenard@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 415C

Chad Merrell

Chad Merrell

Position: MFA Student
Email: chadcm@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 333C

Meyer

Randy Meyer (he/him/his)

Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: rlmeyer@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 339B

Matthew Miller

Matthew Miller (he/him/his)

Position: MFA Student
Email: matthmm@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 315C

Spencer-Myers

Spencer Myers

Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: spmyers@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 433A

Joseph Neary

Joseph Neary

Position: MA Student
Email: jmneary@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 411C

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Timothy Neil

Position: MFA Student
Email: tneil@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall

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Michelle Tram Nguyen

Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: nthithu@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 439C

Olayinka Oladosu

Olayinka Oladosu

Position: MA Student
Email: oladoso@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 439B

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Akinkunmi Oseni (he/him/his)

Position: MA Student
Email: aoseni@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 439B

Poland

Bailey Poland (she/her/hers)

Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: bpoland@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 330

Olayombo Raji-Oyelade

Olayombo Raji-Oyelade

Position: MA Student
Email: orajioy@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 439A

Tracy-Ross

Tracy Ross

Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: rosstra@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall

Josue Salas

Josue Salas (he, him, his)

Position: MA Student
Email: jjsalas@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 411C

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Spencer Secrest

Position: MA Student
Email: ssecres@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall

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Britt Seese (he/him/his)

Position: MA Student
Email: bseese@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall

Southall-Kaiser

Tammie Southall-Kaiser (she/her/hers)

Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: stammie@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 417

Kylie Stocker

Kylie Stocker (she/her/hers)

Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: kyliels@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 427

Urias

Brian Urias (he/him/his)

Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: uriasb@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 333B

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Emma Vallandingham

Position: MA Student
Email: evallan@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 439A

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Abigail Walters (she/her/hers)

Position: MA Student
Email: aholtho@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall

CloeDreeWatson

Cloe Dree Watson

Position: MFA Student
Email: cloew@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 315A

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Molly Weiland

Position: MFA Student
Email: molweil@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 339B

Turner Wilson

Turner Wilson (he/him/his)

Position: MFA Student
Email: turnerw@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 315C

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Hannah Yerington

Position: MFA Student
Email: hannahy@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 433B

Lena

Lena Ziegler

Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: lziegle@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 330

Alyssa Zuber

Alyssa Zuber (she/her/hers)

Position: MA Student
Email: azuber@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 317

Jeanne R. Berry

Jeanne R. Berry (she/her/hers)

Position: Secretary to the Chair in English
Phone: 419-372-6864
Email: jberry@bgsu.edu
Address: 211 East Hall

Danielle Burkin

Danielle Burkin (she/her/hers)

Position: Administrative Secretary to Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in English
Phone: 419-372-7541
Email: dburkin@bgsu.edu
Address: 212 East Hall / 220 East Hall

Kelly Jennings

Kelly Jennings

Position: Senior Secretary for University Writing Program and T/ESOL
Phone: 419-372-7885
Email: kjennin@bgsu.edu
Address: 215 East Hall

AshAnteau

Ash Anteau

Position: Student Ambassador 2019-2020; 2020-2021

Ash Anteau is a senior in the Honors College, majoring in English and minoring in Theatre. They love all things medieval and Renaissance, though their primary interest is in Tolkien. They're a self-taught artist, and in their free time they can almost always be found reading, writing, or painting.

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Sarah Blake

Position: Student Ambassador 2020-2021

Lauren-Degener

Lauren Alyse Degener

Position: Student Ambassador, 2020-2021

Lauren is a junior majoring in English and minoring in Non-Profit Administration that transferred to BG in Spring of 2020. She is originally from Bel Air, Maryland which is about an hour from Washington, DC. After graduation, Lauren wants to write grants for non-profit organizations or potentially be an editor. She has written an international research project for BGSU's International ResearchScapes Journal and hopes to do more research work in the future. Lauren loves history and is a big fan of the HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers" as well as the book The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton.

Emily Durham

Emily Durham

Position: Student Ambassador, 2019-2020; 2020-2021

Hi, my name is Emily! I am a third year, and I am an English Major with a creative writing minor. I use she/her pronouns. I love being goofy, and I enjoy fashion, writing, reading, nature hikes, friends and family, listening to vinyl, and spreading kindness! Also, I am apart of two improv comedy teams on campus called The Plastic Shatners and Lady Parts!

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Madison Everett

Position: Student Ambassador 2020-2021

Anna Fargo

Anna Fargo

Position: Student Ambassador, 2019-2020; 2020-2021

Anna is a junior studying Creative Writing with a planned minor in Editing and Publishing. She spends a lot of time working with other students, she is in her second year of being an RA in Centennial Hall, and was also a 2019 Orientation Leader! Anna is also the Fiction and Creative Non-fiction Editor for Prairie Margins, BGSU's undergraduate literary journal. She is very excited to have the chance to get to know perspective and new students within the English Department!

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Joseph Fargo

Position: Student Ambassador, 2020-2021

My name is Joe Fargo (He/Him/His), and I am a third-year student at BGSU. I am an English & American Culture Studies double-major with a Pre-Law track, and I am also a first-year English Ambassador. In addition to being an English Ambassador, I am also the Secretary of BGSU's Sigma Tau Delta (the International English Honor Society), the Secretary of Queer Literature Club, an Honors Ambassador, and a member of the 2018 Cohort of the Thompson Family Scholars.

Joniya Byngi Gadson

Joniya Byngi Gadson

Position: Student Ambassador, 2020-2021

Greetings and humble salutations! My name is Joniya Byngi Gadson and I am a third year English Major with a communication minor by way of Miami, Florida. A member of FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), as well as SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Committee) I love all things serene, motivating, and thought provoking. I am a member of the Bowling Green State University's Men's Basketball team with aspirations to play in the NBA, become an author, and a corporate attorney after college. I am EAGER and HUNGRY to help prospective students, faculty, and peers advance our department and foster a sense of fellowship along the way! Pronouns: He/Him

LizzieGroth

Lizzie Groth

Position: Student Ambassador 2020-2021

Hello!! My name is Lizzie Groth, and I am a senior Creative Writing BFA student with a minor in Classics. I’m from Cleveland, but I spent all of 2019 in Orlando on the Disney College Program!! I write and read so much poetry and fiction, it can be hard to pull myself back to reality at times. I am a huge fan of Anne Sexton, Robert Frost, Kurt Vonnegut, and a self-proclaimed Hemingway apologist. My goal as a creator is to someday work at Pixar. I’m happy to finally be a part of the English Ambassadors team!!

Abby Maggi

Abby Maggi

Position: Student Ambassador, 2020-2021

Hi, Abby here! I am an English major with a French minor. I’m interested in working on an organic farm after graduation to see if I will want to have my own sustainable farm! I work as a writing consultant in the Learning Commons and participate in a couple Bible studies.

In my free time, I love taking walks while listening to podcasts (either TED Talks or about the Enneagram), babysitting my favorite little girls, and taste-testing dark chocolate.

Noah Murdock

Noah Murdock

Position: Student Ambassador, 2019-2020; 2020-2021

Born November 8th, 1998 in Lima, Ohio to Angie and Lance Murdock, Noah is a third-year student at BGSU. He is majoring in English with a minor in Creative Writing, and when he isn’t reading or writing for class, he enjoys doing the same for fun, as well as working as Event Coordinator and assistant editor for the Prairie Margins Undergraduate Literary Journal on campus.

Lena Nighswander

Lena Nighswander

Position: Student Ambassador, 2019-2020; 2020-2021

Hi everyone! My name is Lena Nighswander and I am a second-year English major here at BGSU. I’m originally from Waterville, Ohio, which is just a little bit outside of Toledo. After graduation, I plan to go to grad school and pursue a Master’s degree in Medieval Literature. I’d like to be a professor someday!

This semester, I’m doing an independent study about medieval Scandinavian literature – specifically Old Norse and Old Icelandic literature – with one of my professors. It’s the perfect combination of two of my favorite subject areas: Medieval Studies and Scandinavian Studies.

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Ian Richmond

Position: Student Ambassador 2020-2021

Hello, everyone! I’m Ian, a junior who is studying English and Spanish. I chose English as my major because, although I don’t often read books for fun, I have a deep preoccupation with language, prose, rhetoric, interpretation, and analysis. After graduation, I want to volunteer for two years in the Peace Corps while I figure things out!

On campus, I work at the Oaks, deliver BG newspapers, and am on the executive board of Roots Music Club. Off campus, my passions mostly include playing guitar (electric and acoustic), making Lego creations, and studying Hindu astrology.

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Grey Siek

Position: Student Ambassador 2020-2021

Ash Strange

Ash Strange

Position: Student Ambassador, 2019-2020; 2020-2021

Ash Strange is a sophomore majoring in Creative Writing. They were born in Las Vegas, Nevada, and have lived all over the country, but ultimately grew up in Lima, Ohio. After graduation, they hope to be an author or editor. Their favorite book would have to be "It's Not Like It's a Secret" by Misa Sugiura.

Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor

Position: Student Ambassador, 2019-2020; 2020-2021

Matthew is a fourth-year English major with a minor in Popular Culture. A returning member, he previously served on the inaugural board of Student Ambassadors. Outside of the department, Matthew enjoys singing in the BGSU Men’s Chorus. A long-standing member of the bass section, Matthew assists the chorus’ officer board in the development, implementation, and execution of chorus happenings; further, he is responsible for writing and editing website content. Beyond this, Matthew most enjoys spending his time discussing Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature.

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Sarah Webb

Position: Student Ambassador 2020-2021

Ethan Zaborowski

Ethan Zaborowski

Position: Student Ambassador, 2019-2020; 2020-2021

Ethan Zaborowski is a third-year student majoring in English and dual-minoring in both Creative Writing and Philosophy. He graduated from Anthony Wayne High School, and still lives in the village of Whitehouse, where he works, studies, writes poetry, and allots a good third of his time for his five ferrets.

He has a special affinity for modernist, expressionist, and objectivist poetry, and likes to credit T.S. Eliot, Hugh MacDiarmid, and Louis Zukofsky as having the most vital influence over his own poetics. After finishing his fifth year as an undergrad, he plans to pursue a master's degree and, eventually, a Ph.D. in English and Textual studies.

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Zoe Zgodzinski

Position: Student Ambassador 2020-2021

Hi my name is Zoe (she/her) I am a second year here at BGSU studying Film with a minor in English. I am currently involved in BGreelUFO and this past summer I was an Orientation Leader. One of my favorite short stories is The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.