Writing Center Staff
Clancy earned both his B.A. and M.A. in English from Brigham Young University, where he also taught composition and worked as a writing tutor. Besides writing, Clancy's academic interests include rhetoric, philosophy, and critical theory. He also enjoys traveling and recently completed a month-long journey from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to Panama City, Panama, by bus.
Lori Finklea earned her B.A. in psychology from Agnes Scott College. Upon graduating college she moved to the DC area, where she worked for two years as a caseworker for adults with developmental disabilities. She is a volunteer at the National Zoo and is currently pursuing a Masters of Social Work.
Meaghan earned her B.A. in sociology with a minor in criminology from Washington College—a small private college on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. While at Washington, Meaghan worked as a senior editor for Fox Crest Homes and an office manager for Water Oak Realty. She then received her M.A. in professional writing at Towson University, where she began developing her first novel. In her spare time Meaghan also works as a freelance editor and writes Young Adult Fiction.
Lindsay earned her B.A. in sociology and her minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the University of Georgia. Following school, she taught English and math for three years in Mongolia. Lindsay is currently in her first year at the School of Social Work.
Philippia Richardson earned both her B.A. in professional writing and M.A. in publication design from the University of Baltimore. In addition to tutoring students at the Writing Center, Ms. Richardson is Assistant Coordinator of Writing Services at the University of Baltimore’s Achievement and Learning Center. She has taught writing at the University of Maryland, College Park and currently teaches writing at the University of Baltimore.
Valerie Saturen received her B.A. in political science from the Evergreen State College and her M.A. in Near Eastern studies from the University of Arizona. As a freelance writer, she has written for publications such as the Tacoma Weekly, Yes! Magazine, and In These Times. She is also a member of the community outreach team at earthbongo.com, a social media platform that helps companies increase employee engagement through sustainability initiatives.
Jane earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Morgan State University and continued her education with coursework at Johns Hopkins and St. Mary’s Seminary Ecumenical Institute. Her writing credits include articles for The Valley Times, The Times Herald and four books for elementary school students. Jane has taught at Temple, Morgan State, UMBC and Towson. In her free time Jane can be found cheering passionately for the Baltimore Orioles and is an avid collector of weird place names.
Almeta earned her bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology from Indiana State University and master’s degree in English as a second Language and Dialect at Indiana University, Blooming. She is a proponent of continuing education and has taught at Coppin State University, College of Notre Dame, BCCC, UMBC and Towson.
Almeta is a native of East Chicago, Indiana and currently resides in Baltimore with her husband Dr. Jesse Thompson. She is a proud recipient of the Baltimore City Community College Celebration of Achievement Award.