Writing Center Staff

Our friendly staff consists of professional Writing Specialists who have advanced degrees and teaching experience, and highly qualified undergraduate and graduate program student Fellows.

Writing Center Assistants

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Yirru Cheng

Undergraduate Class of 2025
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Sarah Johnson

Undergraduate Class of 2025
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Hiromi Kawai

Undergraduate Class of 2025

(Spring 2024 Study Abroad)

Maya Klein

Maya Klein

Undergraduate Class of 2025

(Spring 2024 Study Abroad)

Sakiko Yoshimura

Sakiko Yoshimura

Undergraduate Class of 2026

Writing Fellows

Zhamila Dombay

Zhamila Dombay

Undergraduate Class of 2026
Miyu Funahashi

Miyu Funahashi

Undergraduate Class of 2026
Maelgwyn

Maelgwyn Hallatu

Undergraduate Class of 2026
Shota Maeda

Shota Maeda

Undergraduate Class of 2027

Administrative Assistant

Cheryl Meyer

Cheryl Meyer

Writing Specialists

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Brendan Beirne, PhD

bbeirne@soka.edu
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Adrienne Domasin, PhD

adomasin@soka.edu
Cory Jones Resized Gen Block

Cory Jones, JD

crjones@soka.edu
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Larry Klevos, MA

lklevos@soka.edu
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Alberto Landaveri, PhD

alandaveri@soka.edu

Manager of the Writing Center and Adjunct Faculty

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    Debbie Goss GS '09, PhD

    dgoss@soka.edu

    Support for all writing at any stage in any subject is the Writing Center’s raison d’etre. In concert with SUA’s mission of “fostering a steady stream of global citizens committed to living a contributive life,” Debbie is committed to supporting excellence in writing across the curriculum. Her work is grounded in scholarship on reading and writing connections, transfer of writing skills across contexts, supporting multilingual writers, inclusion and accessibility in the writing center, and Ikeda/Soka studies in writing. Debbie oversees programming, initiatives, and research in the Writing Center. She has a PhD in Composition and Applied Linguistics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and has an MA in TESOL from the SUA Graduate School. Debbie joined the SUA Writing Center in December 2017 and has taught in the SUA Writing Program since 2018. Debbie serves the broader community through her leadership as Vice President/President Elect of the Southern California Writing Centers Association, and affiliate of the International Writing Center Association.