Doug Sutton-Ramspeck

Coordinator of the Writing Center and Assistant Professor in English

Doug Sutton-Ramspeck

M.F.A. (Creative Writing)
The University of California at Irvine

B.A. (English)
Kenyon College

Contact Information:

Office: 310F Galvin Hall
Phone: (419) 995-8261
Mailing Address:
        4240 Campus Drive
        Lima, OH  45804

Writing Center

Poetry Web Site

Writing Center and Teaching Duties:

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 is the author of five poetry collections. His most recent book, Original Bodies, was selected for the Michael Waters Poetry Prize and is forthcoming by Southern Indiana Review Press. Two earlier books also received awards: Mechanical Fireflies (Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize), and Black Tupelo Country (John Ciardi Prize, University of Missouri-Kansas City). Individual poems have appeared in journals that include Kenyon Review, Slate, Southern Review, Georgia Review, AGNI, and Alaska Quarterly Review. He is the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, the Neil Shepard Prize in Poetry, the Eric Hoffer Book Award, and many other honors for his writing.

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