Staff Directory

Meet the staff of the Writing Program.

Lawrence McEnerney

Lawrence McEnerney

Founder of the Writing Program (Retired in 2020)

Kathryn cochran

Kathryn cochran

Deputy Director and Interim Director of the Writing Program

kcochran@uchicago.edu
(773) 702-1936
Stuart 330A

Tracy Weiner

Tracy Weiner

Senior Associate Director

tweiner@uchicago.edu

(773) 834-4691

Gates-Blake 109

Ashley Lyons

Ashley Lyons

Associate Director

anlyons@uchicago.edu

(773)-702-2658

Gates-Blake 129

Ashley Lyons has been working with the Writing Program since 2010. Ashley received an MA in South Asian Languages and Civilizations from UChicago in 2009 and has shifted gears to focus on teaching writing pedagogy, developing writing resources and providing pedagogical support for graduate and undergraduate students. 

Crystal Holmes

Crystal Holmes

Assistant Director

clholmes@uchicago.edu

(773)-834-0850

Stuart 330

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 is currently working to design engaging and effective remote writing instruction for members of the UChicago community.

Sarah Bonanno

Sarah Bonanno

Assistant Director

sbonanno@uchicago.edu

(773)-834-0850

Stuart 330

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.

T Lacy

T Lacy

Assistant Director

lacyt@uchicago.edu

(773)-834-0850

Stuart 330

T Lacy  (pronouns they/them/their) 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.

Ryan Oliveira

Ryan Oliveira

Program Coordinator

writing-program@uchicago.edu

(773)-834-0850

Stuart 330

Ryan joined the Writing Program staff in 2020. He earned his MFA in Playwriting from the University of Iowa in 2015 and has taught dramaturgy, criticism, and playwriting at various universities. He is a playwright and solo performer who has developed his own work with The New Coordinates and Teatro Vivo, but has also assisted other playwrights in developing new work with companies like Teatro Bravo and The Wirelings.