Interim Director of the Writing Program
Senior Instructional Professor Humanities Collegiate Division
Senior Associate Director
Ashley has over 12 years of experience teaching writing to undergraduate and graduate students, developing resources to support writers arcoss the university, and leading writing pedagogy workshops and courses. Ashley also enjoys collaborating with university partners to support their goals for student writing. Ashley received an MA from UChicago in 2009 and her research focused on the intellectual history of Vaishnavism and Sanskrit literature.
Crystal began teaching writing at UChicago in 2014 and became an Assistant Director in 2020. She helps develop writing curricula for high school students, college students, and professionals. She especially enjoys providing one-on-one support for academic and creative writers at the university and in the greater Chicago community.
T Lacy joined the Writing Program staff first in 2016 as a Writing intern and MAPH Mentor after graduating from the Master’s of Arts in the Humanities the same year. After leaving to teach after school programming and executive functioning at a Chicago youth center, T then joined the Writing Program again in 2019 as a Writing Specialist, and now serves as an Assistant Director.
Sarah began working for the Writing Program in 2018 as a writing tutor during her MA program at UChicago where she concentrated in Theater and Performance Studies. Since then, Sarah has worked as a Writing Specialist in the UChicago Humanities Core. Currently, Sarah assists the Writing Program in teaching writing, developing pedagogical resources, and training graduate students.
Ryan Oliveira has been working for the Writing Program since 2020. He is a playwright, dramaturg, and solo performer. He received his MFA from the University of Iowa (2015) and has collaborated as playwright and dramaturg with theatre artists in Chicago, New York, Texas, and Arizona. Ryan has also taught playwriting, criticism, and performance history at various universities.
Larry McEnerney, Director Emeritus of the Writing Program