About Us
































































OUR PURPOSE

The Writing Center is a writing consultation service designed for Fuller students who are writing Fuller papers. Our purpose is to help students improve their writing for academic and professional success.  We are available to assist students in all three schools during any stage of the writing process for any level of work. The Writing Center is a service offered through the Office of Student Affairs.


OUR SERVICES

We offer in-person and online writing consultations

click on the “Policies and Fees” tab for specific fees and time requirements 


We hold several writing workshops every quarter. 

click on the “Writing Workshops” tab for topics and resources


We curate a variety of free resources and study materials on our website.  

click on the “Free Resources” tab for guides, tutorials, and helpful links


CONTACT US

Our office is on the 3rd floor of the Hubbard Library by the computer lab.

We are open Monday through Thursday (10am-8pm) and Friday (10am-2pm).

You can email us at writingcenter@fuller.edu or call us at (626) 584-5431.

You can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.


OUR STAFF

         

          Michael Wright, Managing Editor

After graduating from Harding University with a BA in English, Michael taught as an adjunct professor. After teaching courses on writing and the relationship between faith and culture, Michael came to Fuller Seminary where he earned a MA in Theology & the Arts. He has written on poetry and human connection, relational aesthetics, and the Holy Spirit's role in the creative process. He is passionate about saying true things well, and he enjoys helping others do the same. He is from Nashville, and he writes in his own journals made from found paper and books. 



Jennifer Shaw, Consultant

Jennifer has completed her MDiv at Fuller with an emphasis in Christian Ethics. She holds an MA in English from California State University, Northridge and a BA in English from Westmont College. She is currently attending Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley as she pursues ordination with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She enjoys sharing the experience of writing and loves working with fellow students to empower them become better writers.



Brenda Sansom-Moorey, Consultant

Brenda is in the MAT program in Biblical Studies. In her editing work, she draws on several resources from her background: an MA in Applied Linguistics; many years of experience teaching ESL writing at undergraduate and grad school levels; and a Ph.D. in modern Chinese history. What she enjoys most about working for the Writing Center is the face-to-face consultations with students. It’s so rewarding to see students learn to improve their composition skills—and to hear that their grades improved after their sessions!



Andrea Briggs, Consultant

Andrea Briggs has been associated with Fuller Writing Center since 2008. She is a writer by nature, has published poems, memoirs and essays in a variety of venues, and enjoys helping others come to clarity of expression in their own writing. She has three grown children who are excellent teachers and writers, taking after both of their parents. Andrea is a student at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, and also puts time into making peace and raising organic vegetables.



Joshua Beckett, Consultant

Raised in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Joshua completed a B.A. in Italian at the University of Tennessee before moving to the Chicago area to attend Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. After graduating with an M.Div. (concentration in Cross-Cultural Ministry), he participated in the planting of a multiethnic congregation in a nearby community for a couple of years. Additionally, for a few months he helped welcome young pilgrims to the ecumenical monastery in Taize, France, before commencing a PhD in Christian Ethics at Fuller. Joshua's passions in life, ministry, and research are centered on the theology and practice of reconciliation, and he never feels more alive than when helping people connect their lives to God's story. He lives in an intentional community, and his primary mode of self-expression is song. 


 Mitzen Black, Consultant

Dr. Mitzen Black earned her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Fuller in 2011. She also earned her MA in Psychology at Fuller in 2007 with her preceding BA from Dillard University in New Orleans. She enjoys working for the Writing Center because of her interests in writing—both creative and academic—and helping others to maximize their own writing potential. She is excited to use her School of Psychology perspective to help all Fuller students utilize the Writing Center’s resources. Mitzen is originally from Shreveport, Louisiana but calls southern California home.



 Christina Pfister, Consultant

Christina recently completed her MA in Cross-cultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary.  She holds a BA in German and is certified to teach English as a Second Language.  She has taught German and English at various language schools and continues to work with private language students of all ages and levels.  She enjoys helping students clarify and streamline their argument while retaining their unique voice.