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Our Staff

Director: Dr. Jackie Grutsch McKinney

Administrative Assistant: Melissa Hull

Associate Director of Online Tutoring: Dr. Rory Lee

Assistant Director: Kat Greene

Assistant Director: Elisabeth Buck


Armory OrchardAmory studies English with a concentration in rhetoric and writing. She is also a creative writing minor and has a background studying digital media design. Her favorite stage of the writing process is brainstorming, as she loves helping others develop their ideas and find their unique voice. She looks forward to working with you.



Andrew WurdemanAndrew is an MA student in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing. He especially enjoys organizing analytical papers and working with creative pieces. He's excited to begin his semester at the Writing Center.



Aymen Aymen is a PhD student in Literature in the English department at Ball State University and a graduate assistant working in the writing center. He completed his BA and MA at Baghdad University. He has teaching experience of around 9 years, both at home and abroad. He likes the campus and Muncie a lot.


BethanyBethany is a first year Master's student in the General English program, with a BA in Visual/Web Design. Currently, she is focusing her studies on writing and linguistics. She enjoys working on all types of writing, including: creative writing, argumentative essays, resumes, articles, reading/writing responses, reflective essays, memoirs, and brainstorming on pieces. Although she loves working on grammar, spelling, and formatting rules, she especially likes improving content and the flow of the overall piece.

BilliBilli is a MA student studying Creative Writing with a concentration in poetry, specifically autobiographical poetry. She is interested in creative non-fiction and flash fiction, as well. Her favorite part of the writing process is brainstorming, but she is particularly experienced in editing and revision.



CourtneyCourtney is an MA student studying Creative Writing. She enjoys helping people with research, literary analysis, thesis statements, and organizing thoughts. She's excited to work with you.




Elisabeth B.Elisabeth B. is a PhD candidate in Rhetoric and Composition and is working on a dissertation about writing center publications. Elisabeth currently co-teaches ENG 605, Teaching in English Studies, but has also taught ENG 213 (Introduction to Digital Literacies) and multiple sections of ENG 103 and 104. She would love to help out with your multimodal/digital projects, as well as larger works like theses and dissertations.

Elizabeth KingElizabeth K. is an MA student pursuing a degree in General English Studies, focusing her coursework in linguistics but studying creative writing, composition, and literature as well. She has taught both ENG 103 and ENG 104, and worked in a writing center for six semesters of undergrad and her first semester at Ball State, experiences which give her the ability to help with a large number of assignments from many disciplines. In addition, she has lived and studied in China and plans to return to Asia after finishing her MA, so she is more than happy to work with students who have learned English as an additional language.

Emilie Schiess Emilie S. is studying English and ESL (English as a Second Language) Education. She plans to teach abroad and learn new languages during her travels. She enjoys helping others brainstorm ideas, annotate research, and organize arguments. She is also glad to help analyze and critique literature, review creative writing, and create multimodal projects.  



Emily Oesterling Emily O. is studying Secondary English Education and minoring in Spanish. She enjoys creative writing as well as research, literary analysis, and critical papers. Emily is comfortable organizing thoughts and conducting beneficial research.




Gabbi BoydGabbi is a Theatre major with minors in creative writing and digital media. She is also a student in the Honors College who is practiced in “the Method.” She especially loves helping students use rhetoric and logic to craft specific and meaningful arguments.




Hannah Fulton Hannah is a Secondary English Education major. She enjoys helping people craft research into material that will be useful for papers. Hannah also loves to brainstorm with people on thesis ideas, word choices, and directions for papers. Another thing that Hannah is interested in is helping non-native speakers of English with their writing.



Jameshia Wynn Jameshia is a Organizational Communication major with a minor in Sociology. She loves helping others organize and strengthen their writing skills. Jameshia likes helping others understand that writing is important, and it starts with perfecting your own.




Jessica B.Jessica is a post-baccalaureate student seeking a license for English Education and ESL. She has an undergraduate degree in English Literature with minors in Linguistics and Japanese, and she loves working on formal essays, research papers, and creative projects. She’s especially interested in helping students develop techniques to help them on their future projects.



Kat GreeneKat is a PhD student studying Rhetoric and Composition with an interest in creative non-fiction. She is currently teaching ENG 104 and is familiar with MLA and APA style. She looks forward to helping you with your academic and creative writing.  




Kathryn H.Kathyrn is an English major with a concentration in literature, with minors in leadership studies and professional writing and emerging media. She has a fair amount of experience with MLA format but has also dabbled in APA a bit in the past. She loves helping others with brainstorming ways to expand on arguments in academic works or on story-lines in creative works.  



MeaganMeagan is a Master's student studying Creative Writing. She has an undergraduate degree in Creative Writing with a minor in Anthropology/Sociology. Meagan enjoys helping students at all stages of the writing process, whether it's doing some brainstorming, assisting with research, working on the organization of an argument, or doing the final read-through of a writing project. She welcomes both academic and creative work.


Natalie K.Natalie is majoring in Deaf Education. Her dream is to teach reading and writing to students who communicate primarily through American Sign Language. Familiar with the Honors program and both APA and MLA citations, she especially enjoys helping others with organization and research.



Ramona SimmonsRamona is a Criminal Justice and Psychology double-major with a minor in Spanish. She has the greatest experience with APA-style formatting as well as creative writing projects, with a special interest in poetry. She loves helping others with developing ideas for both creative pieces as well as research ideas and seeking out research information and different types of sources.



The Writing Center
Robert Bell Building (RB), Room 295
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306


Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Phone: 765-285-8370
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