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.

Spring 2020 English Department Assistants

 

 
 
 Ellie
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! 
 
 
Specialties
  • ENGL 111: Critical Reading & Writing II
  • ENGL 201: Intro to Literary Study
  • ENGL 202: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENGL 301: Academic Research & Writing
  • ENGL 305: Playwriting
  • COMM 307: TV/Film Screenwriting
  • COMM 330: Film studies
  • FILM 4ST: Advanced Screenwriting
 Samantha
Samantha Ortega
Samantha (or Sam!) is a senior majoring in English. She hopes to work within the video game industry drafting stories, or editing them. When she is not at school, she is spending her time with her family. Samantha is passionate about all things literature and video games, so feel free to drop by and say hello!
 
 
Specialties
  • ENGL 201: Introduction to Literary Study
  • ENGL 341: Studies of the Novel
  • ENGL 324: English Literature II
  • ENGL 325: American Literature I
  • ENGL 326: American Literature II
  • ENGL 353: Gender & Literature
  • ENGL 452: Shakespeare
  • ENGL 301: Academic Research and Writing*
  • ENGL 304: Creative Writing: Nonfiction*
  • ENGL 314: English Language and Linguistics*

 

 Shysel Granados
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

Specialties
  • ENGL 201: Introduction to Literary Study
  • ENGL 202: Intro to Creative Writing*
  • ENGL 301: Academic Research & Writing
  • ENGL 304: Creative Nonfiction*
  • ENGL 312: The Teaching of 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
  • ENGL 480: Capstone*
 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 ask any questions about the department, ask him to look over a paper, or say hello!

Contact: awachbrit@callutheran.edu

Specialties
  • ENGL 111: Critical Reading & Writing II
  • ENGL 201: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENGL 303: Creative Writing: Poetry
  • ENGL 324: English Literature II*
  • GERM-437: Goethe's Faust*

 

 Meagan Toumayan
Meagan Toumayan

Meagan is a senior at CLU and is double majoring in English with a Creative Writing emphasis and Political Science.  She hopes to be a published author and professor with a Ph.D. in English Literature. Meagan is the president of the Write Club at CLU, Co-Editor-In- Chief of Morning Glory, a consultant in The Writing Center, and has studied abroad in Washington, D.C. and at Oxford University with the CLU Oxford Program. If you have any questions about the department or about CLU, feel free to talk to her or just say hello.

Contact: mtoumayan@callutheran.edu

Specialties
  • PHIL 115: Honors Humanities Tutorial Part One 
  • ENGL 115: Honors Humanities Tutorial Part Two
  • ENGL 318 : Writing Center Theory and Practice
  • ENGL 202: Introduction to Creative Writing 
  • ENGL 201: Introduction to Literary Study 
  • COMM 307: TV/ Film Screenwriting 
  • ENGL 302: Creative Writing: Fiction 
  • ENGL 324: English Literture II
  • ENGL 301: Academic Research and Writing 
  • ENGL 452 : Shakespeare 
  • ENGL 323: English Literature I *
  • FILM 4ST: Advanced Screenwriting* 
  • ENGL 480: English Major Capstone Colloquium* 
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