Sonja Fordham, PhD, Director, Writing Center and Tutoring Center

Sonja Fordham received her BS from Southern Adventist University, her MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of New England, and her PhD in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching from the University of Arizona. She spent 13 years teaching English in South Korea, where she discovered a love for Korean food. She then spent six years in Tucson, AZ, teaching English composition and working on her PhD. In 2014, she joined the faculty at Southern as the director of the Writing Center. She also directs the Tutoring Center and teaches courses. In her free time, she loves to run marathons and plans to run the Boston Marathon in 2019.

If you would like to schedule a meeting or writing consultation with Dr. Fordham, schedule an appointment online or contact via email.

Writing Center Tutors

Sierra Correia

My name is Sierra Correia, and this is my second year working at the Writing Center. I’m an English major with a professional writing concentration and a minor in psychology. So obviously, I have a love for reading and writing stories. I also enjoy editing and hope to use that to help you make your papers the best they can be. 

Anthony Nelson

Anthony is an English and Film major, and this is his second year working at the Writing Center. Anthony is passionate about theology, writing, and art in general (despite the fact that he can’t draw to save his life). He is excited to help any and all students who are wanting to improve their writing craft. He also likes talking about Jesus, movies, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Kara Wait

My name is Kara Wait, and I am currently a senior working my way through a double major in elementary education and English secondary education. I am also currently attempting to become a published author for a research paper I wrote. I love working at the Writing Center to help others produce their best work.