About the Staff


Dan Hartsock

(570) 321-4294

Dan Hartsock began his career in higher education at Lycoming College in 1981 as a writing instructor with the English Department. When the college opened its Writing Center in 1985, Dan assumed responsibility for its operations. Over time the Writing Center expanded its services to include tutoring in the content areas, study groups, study skills instruction, disability support and related activities. The Academic Resource Center was then created to house all of these services. Currently, Dan manages the study skills and disability support programs.

In addition to his duties as the Director of the ARC, Dan is the Director of Academic Advising (since 1987) and the Assistant Dean for Sophomores (since 1997).

Dan is a native of Williamsport, Pa., and holds a Bachelor of Humanities degree from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Arts in English Literature from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Shanna Wheeler

Assistant Director
(570) 321-4392

Shanna Wheeler came to Lycoming College in 2007. She manages the Writing Center, subject tutoring program, and study group program. In addition to her ARC duties, she teaches a section of English 106 each semester, coordinates the Writing-Across-the-Curriculum Program, and serves as the adviser for the new student-produced online journal, Schemata: Student Essays Across the Curriculum, the first issue of which she launched in Spring 2010.

Shanna is native to the Lock Haven, Pa., area and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in creative writing from Susquehanna University (2004) and a Master of Fine Arts degree in English from the Pennsylvania State University (2007).

An active writer, Shanna recently published her first book of poetry, Lo & Behold, with Finishing Line Press (2009). She has also published individual poems and book review articles in over a dozen literary magazines and journals. Visit her online portfolio.