Dr. Candis Bond earned her MA and PhD in English from Saint Louis University, where she studied British Modernism. She completed her BA at Loyola University in Chicago, where she majored in English and Creative Writing. During graduate school, Dr. Bond worked in three St. Louis area writing centers, which led her to pursue writing center consulting as a career.
At Augusta University, Dr. Bond serves as the director of the writing center and teaches courses in Writing Center Theory and Practice, Composition, and Women's and Gender Studies. She loves working with students in all disciplines, but has particular expertise in scientific writing, writing in the health sciences, and providing graduate-level writing support. Dr. Bond is happy to assist students on any project at any stage in the process, but she especially enjoys working with graduate students on longer-term assignments such as capstones, theses, and dissertations.
Dr. Kevin Lucas received his PhD in Comparative Literature from Emory University. He is faculty in the department of English and World Languages, where he teaches the freshman composition sequence. His interests include Rhetoric and Composition, World Literature, and interdisciplinary writing. In the Writing Center, Dr. Lucas works primarily with graduate students, but he is happy to help writers of all levels and backgrounds on projects for any discipline.
Bethany serves as a graduate assistant consultant in the Writing Center. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Counselor Education at AU. Bethany earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with a Minor in Business Administration from Augusta University in 2020. During her time in the English department, she enjoyed taking courses in British literature, creative writing, and Spanish. She is now earning her degree in Counseling in hopes of one day opening her own practice. Writing became a central part of her life in 2013 when she became serious about writing longer works of fiction. Bethany has written several short stories and aspires to one day finish her full-length novel. In her free time, she enjoys reading women authors such as Jane Austen, Zora Neal Hurston, and Ibi Zoboi. She also enjoys watching Star Wars, crocheting, and playing games with friends. At the Writing Center, Bethany works primarily with graduate students, but she is happy to help writers working at any level in any discipline.
Summer is a University of South Carolina alum (Go Cocks!) currently pursuing her Master's in Counselor Education at Augusta University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Public Health with a Minor in Women's and Gender Studies in 2018. Taking a break from formal education, Summer served as Program Manager for Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia from 2019-2020. She recognized her love of mentorship and connection from her time creating and facilitating programs for girls in grades K-12. She is now earning her degree in School Counseling to one day impact the lives of middle and high school students across the state. Summer has been interested in creative writing from a young age and hopes to publish her own young adult novel in the future. When she's not studying or chasing after her two dogs, she enjoys traveling with her husband, hosting murder mystery dinner parties, and rereading Stephen Chbosky's Perks of Being a Wallflower. Summer will be working primarily with graduate students, and she can't wait to help you succeed!
Odessa is working towards a BA in Early Childhood Education but may add other majors in the future. Her dream is to own her own school and animal shelter one day. She loves both children and animals, and wants to be able to spend her life making their lives better. Her areas of expertise include creative writing, scientific papers, and class projects, but she dabbles in other genres as well. She also works in sales, so she understands the need for professional prose.
When not in school, Odessa fills her time with work, Netflix, movies, playing with her golden retriever, and reading. Her favorite books are the Game of Thrones novels, Lord of the Rings, anything by T.A. Baron or Sarah J. Maas, and Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. She doesn’t have a favorite movie yet but loves to watch and rewatch classic Disney movies and fantasy thrillers like Lord of the Rings and The Matrix and will binge just about anything on Netflix. She loves to travel. She has already lived in seven states, and she really wants to see the other forty-three and the rest of the world.
Kaylee is an undergraduate majoring in Psychology. She is still deciding on a minor, but is considering Sociology or Criminal Justice. Though school can be a lot, she loves learning new things and enjoys the chance to be able to learn. When not doing school work, she likes making art, specifically drawings, sketches, paintings, and digital art. Kaylee also likes to listen to music, especially K-pop, including bands such as BTS, Ateez, and TXT. When it comes to writing, Kaylee has experience with academic and creative genres, and she is ready to help with anything that comes her way in the Writing Center.
Kendra is an undergraduate student born and raised in Augusta, Ga. She graduated from A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School in 2016. She is currently enrolled as an IT Major with a minor in literature. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a degree in Biomedical Engineering and work mainly with Prosthetics. In addition to helping students in the Writing Center, Kendra works downtown at Humanitree House as a cook and holistic medicine specialist. In her spare time away from school and work, she enjoys reading, cooking, playing sports, spending time with family & friends, and playing videos. And when she is not doing any of those activities, she is traveling. Kendra has traveled to about 35 states and the Eastern Coast of Australia.
Christian Osborne is a wife, mother, junior Communication major, and freelance journalist. She's collaborated and written for Augusta University’s Phoenix Magazine and The Bell Ringer newspaper. Her recent accomplishments include being a successful mommy/lifestyle blogger, being published in the Outdoor Retailer magazine, and being published in The Peer Review, a scholarly writing center journal. Osborne prides herself on being able to do basically anything any other writer can do, but while also holding a baby. She identifies as a logophile. Christian enjoys working on all projects, but especially those that allow her to help writers find and speak their voice.
Currently, Monica is working towards a Bachelor of Science with a major in Ecology. Because of this, she especially enjoys working on research or lab-related writing. In the future, she hopes to work in ecological preservation efforts. Outside of the center, she may be found longboarding, making an excessive amount of Spotify playlists, or adding books to her TBR that she swears she’ll catch up with soon. She’s also the kind of person who enjoys doing 1,000 piece puzzles, so if your writing needs a diligent and patient confidant, she’s got you covered.
Alison is majoring in English with a concentration in literature and minoring in Art. She hopes to become a teacher or a professor in the future. During her spare time, Alison loves to read, take long walks, watch movies, cook, crochet, paint, hang out with her hamster, and try her best to understand Portuguese. Some of her favorite types of books are ones that discuss Buddhism and languages such as the Romance languages, ancient Greek, and Korean. She also enjoys literature, and her favorite works include My Ántonia, The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas, Lolita, and A Clockwork Orange. She also loves music, including rock, metal, and classical. In the Writing Center, Alison enjoys helping writers with analysis and critical thinking—across disciplines and genres.
Elizabeth Eisner is an undergraduate majoring in Criminal Justice. She hopes to work for the GBI and continue her education by attending Law School after graduation. Although her “home” language is Russian, Elizabeth has come to love English as an academic subject. Her favorite topics of discussion are true crime, war history, and memes. When she’s not stressing about school, Elizabeth watches Netflix and cooking shows, listens to true crime podcasts, hand-makes Jewelry, has lunch with her best friend, chills out on the couch with her puppy, Moose, and subjectively holds the title for “The Greatest Aunt in the World,” according to her 3 nieces and nephew. Her favorite books are The Giver, Fahrenheit 451, Crime and Punishment, The Prince, and anything written by Paul Ekman. If you see her outside the center, she will most likely be rushing to her next class on the opposite side of campus. Just to make a few extra bucks every now and again, Elizabeth sells her jewelry on her Etsy Shop. She also loves to cook dinner for her two roommates and her mom and fiancée. In the Writing Center, Elizabeth especially enjoys helping writers with social science topics and research writing.
Ian is a junior at Augusta University majoring in Communication thinking of minoring in English. Despite being heavily involved in his academics, he finds time to pursue a variety of passions such as: hiking, traveling, cooking, and bartending. When not completing class work, Ian can be found at his primary job bartending/serving at the Pizza Joint in Evans. Outside of both jobs, you may find Ian stargazing at the dam or trying to figure out why his tarot cards won’t tell him what his future holds (divination is a tricky thing). Pictured is the ever-delightful Joey/Joe Joe Binx/Joseph Carlisle.