English Department

College of Arts & Sciences

Department Assistants

Each Department Assistant (DA) specializes in certain areas of English study. If you are looking for tutoring or content editing, please see the specialties listed below so that you can contact the right DA for your needs.

You can contact us at englishda@callutheran.edu or individually for appointments. Please check the DA schedule for individual hours.

Interested in becoming a DA? Learn how to apply.

2019-2020 English Department Assistants


Ellie Long
Ellie is a senior in the English Department. She is majoring in Political Science and Global Studies with a minor in Creative Writing. Ellie is passionate about all forms of writing. When she's not at the DA desk, you can find her working as editor-in-chief of "The Echo" campus newspaper, running CLU's hiking club, or reading a book in her hammock. 
  • ENGL 115: Honors Humanities Tutorial Part One
  • PHIL 115: Honors Humanities Tutorial Part Two
  • ENGL 202: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • COMM 231: Writing for the Mass Media
  • COMM 307: TV/Film Screenwriting
  • ENGL 302: Creative Writing: Fiction
  • ENGL 304: Creative Writing: Nonfiction
  • ENGL 303: Creative Writing: Poetry
  • COMM 431: Working on the Echo
 Garrett's headshot
Garrett James Wyatt
Garrett is a junior with an English Contract major in Creative Writing and Film, and a minor in Theatre Arts. Garrett is very passionate about literature, theatre, and film. He loves to write, whether it's creatively through stories and scripts, or academically. Along with being a DA, Garrett is also an ASCLUG Junior Senator, a Presidential Host, on staff for Morning Glory, and is a Peer Advisor for First Year students. Feel free to stop by the DA desk for any questions regarding the English Department or the university as a whole, or to talk with Garrett about film and literature! 
  • ENGL 111: Critical Reading and Writing II
  • ENGL 201: Introduction to Literary Study
  • ENGL 202: Introduction to Creative Writing*
  • ENGL 305: Playwriting
  • ENGL/COMM 307: TV/Film Screenwriting
  • ENGL/COMM 330: Film Studies
  • FILM 4ST: Advanced Screenwriting*


Shysel Granados

Shysel is a senior majoring in English with a minor in Psychology. Shysel is aspiring to teach high school English in the (very) near future to share her love and appreciation of literature. She also is a part of Circle K International, a community service-centered club, and works at the Starbucks on campus. Feel free to ask her any questions related to the aforementioned. Or stop by and say hello! 

Contact: sgranados@callutheran.edu

  • ENGL 201: Introduction to Literary Study
  • ENGL 301: Academic Research & Writing
  • ENGL 314: English Language & Linguistics 
  • ENGL 324: English Literature II
  • ENGL 325: American Literature I
  • ENGL 326: American Literature II
  • ENGL 452: Shakespeare
  • ENGL 480: English Major Capstone Colloquium*
  • IES 362: Career Decisions in Education
  • TA 440: Creative Drama for Child/Youth
 Augustus Wachbrit
Augustus Wachbrit

Augustus is a sophomore majoring in English and Philosophy! He loves all things regarding philosophy, literature, philosophical literature, chess, and exercise. He enjoys writing and hopes to work within academia eventually. You can stop by to challenge him to a game of chess, or to discuss anything at all. You can also stop by to ask any questions about the department or to ask him to look over a paper!

Contact: awachbrit@callutheran.edu

  • ENGL 111: Critical Reading & Writing II
  • ENGL 201: Introduction to Creative Writing*
  • ENGL 303: Creative Writing: Poetry*


Meagan Toumayan

Meagan is a senior majoring in English with a Creative Writing Emphasis and Political Science!

Contact: mtoumayan@callutheran.edu

  • PHIL 115: Honors Humanities Tutorial Part One 
  • ENGL 115: Honors Humanities Tutorial Part Two
  • ENG 318 : Writing Center Theory and Practice
  • ENGL 202: Introduction to Creative Writing 
  • COMM 307: TV/ Film Screenwriting 
  • ENGL 302: Creative Writing: Fiction 
  • ENGL-324: British Literature II