Coordinator of the Writing Center and Assistant Professor in English
310F Galvin Hall
Doug Sutton-Ramspeck has been teaching at OSU-Lima since 1999, and he began directing the Writing Center in 2001. The Writing Center offers free tutoring services to students from across the curriculum, hiring as many as twelve student tutors per quarter to complete approximately 2,300 tutorials each academic year. The Center also sponsors two annual writing contests: one for the students on our campus and another for Allen County high school students. Doug Sutton-Ramspeck teaches creative writing, both poetry and fiction. These classes will count toward the new Creative Writing minor.
Doug Sutton-Ramspeck's poetry collection, Mechanical Fireflies, received the 2010 Barrow Street Press Poetry Book Prize, selected by Mary Ruefle, and will be published in 2011. His first book, Black Tupelo Country, received The 2007 John Ciardi Prize for Poetry and is published by BkMk Press (University of Missouri-Kansas City). A third book, Possum Nocturne, is published by NorthShore Press. A chapbook, Where We Come From, appeared in 2009 from March Street Press. Several hundred of his poems have been accepted for publication by journals that include The Kenyon Review, EPOCH, Prairie Schooner, The Greensboro Review, The Alaska Quarterly Review, The Massuchusetts Review, Western Humanities Review, and Passages North. In 2009 he received an Individual Excellence Award in Poetry from the Ohio Arts Council.