Academic Support Center

The Louisville Seminary Academic Support Center (ASC) supports students, faculty and staff with the various aspects of academic writing, critical analysis, study skills, and effective reading. We can also assist with professional papers, resumes, and reports. Throughout the semester, and by request, ASC conducts workshops on various topics including time management, writing and assignment organization, documentation styles, plagiarism, senior Statements of Faith, SIEs and denominational ordination exams. The Center also works specifically with students whose first language is not English and with students who have physical or learning differences and those needing ADA accommodations.

Hours and Locations

The ASC is located on the first floor of Schlegel Hall.

During COVID season, the ASC operates remotely, offering drop-in Zoom meetings and scheduling one-on-one appointments. Reach out to Beth or Sherry through email (preferred) or calendly – see links below.

Hours of availability:
Monday: 3:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Schedule an appointment:
Beth: OR
Sherry: OR

ASC Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Student Support at your fingertips, 24/7

Click here for the Online Writing Lab.

Collection of short tutorials created by the Academic Support Center staff to help students successfully execute the writing requirements at Louisville Seminary. The ASC OWL includes a wealth of articles for reading effectively, notetaking, study skills, Chicago/Turabian and APA documentation styles. There are tips for developing thesis statements, for outlining and revising papers, for grammar and research.

OWL Online Writing Lab Home Page

Beth Herrinton-Hodge

Beth is a writer, pastor, educator and editor. She came to Louisville Seminary from the Shelby County Adult Education Center and JCTC-Shelby where she taught developmental English and Reading. She is a contract curriculum writer for the Presbyterian Publishing Corp. (PPC). She is also a Teaching Elder (Minister) in the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Beth holds an M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary, an M.A. in Christian Education, and a B.A. from Ohio University. She lives in Shelbyville with her husband, two teenage children and three black rescue dogs.

Email Beth.

Sherry Arconti

Sherry grew up in the Midwest, spending much of her childhood sliding around in the pews of the Oak Hill Presbyterian Church and then graduating from Indiana Wesleyan University with a double major in English and Creative Writing. With more than 17 years of college classroom teaching experience, Sherry started teaching as a graduate student at Ohio University and has taught English and writing courses for 10 years at the University of Louisville and at Jefferson Community College. She is currently a professional writer.

Email Sherry.