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Director: Jennifer Grouling

Administrative Assistant: Melissa Hull

Associate Director of Online Tutoring: Liz Whiteacre

Assistant Directors: Aly Schweigert and Elmar Hashimov


Morgan Aprill is a junior English literature major with minors in Spanish and Professional Writing. She is most familiar with MLA format but also has experience with APA style. She loves helping others organize their ideas and working on research papers.  




Jessica Berg is a senior majoring in English Literature with minors in Linguistics and Japanese. She enjoys creative writing as well as formal essays.




Rebecca Brill is a Japanese and Creative Writing major. She does MLA, research papers, creative writing projects, multimedia/modal projects, and brainstorming. She has taken Honors and English classes up to the 400 level.




Daniel Brount is a sophomore Creative Writing major and Professional Writing minor. Though he especially enjoys working with creative writing, he has worked with everything from honors assignments to research papers to journalism.




Tom Carreras is a senior majoring in Creative Writing and minoring in Professional Writing. He has taken (and enjoys) Screenwriting and Fiction writing classes, and also enjoys essays of all shapes and sizes, particularly those about literature. He is also in the Honors College and has experience with the essays from those courses (aka "The Method") as well as writing in MLA format.



Caitlin Dashiell is a third-year architecture student who enjoys creative writing projects, critique papers, and brainstorming. She has experience with APA and Chicago style citations, and understands the kind of writing required for the spectrum of architecture-related classes. She loves working with people and would be happy to help anyone at any stage of their paper.



Kathryn Hampshire is a Literature major with minors in Leadership Studies and Technical Theatre. She enjoys helping writers with brainstorming, research, thesis statements, organization, grammar, quote integration, and MLA citations. She has experience with several different types of essays, including research papers, comparative critiques, intensive/extensive analyses, and annotated bibliographies. She is also involved with the Ball State Daily News as a features reporter.


Brad Hough is a senior studying Social Work and Psychology. He is familiar with APA formatting, loves creative writing and large, ambiguous ideas. Brad enjoys planning and outlining, helping with organization, and brainstorming. He is familiar with Honors requirements and “The Method.”




Rachel Johnson is a senior majoring in English Education with plans to teach 9th and 10th grade English upon graduation. Her writing interests include formal teaching observation reports, literary analyses, and honors papers, working primarily with MLA formatting. She also enjoys talking about ideas and helping to organize and develop them cohesively. Rachel is a proud member of Ball State's Greek life.  



Natalie Kellner is a Deaf Education major. She enjoys helping with organization and transitions in essays and is familiar with both MLA and APA formatting. Natalie enjoys literary analysis essays. She is in the Honors Program.  




Chris Kozak is a Legal Studies Major. He enjoys brainstorming & developing a thesis, creating and evaluating arguments, and developing a paper's structure. Chris is also experienced with (bluebook) legal citation and understanding legal texts, such as court opinions and laws. He has completed all of the classes required by the Honors College, and likes to think that he understands what Honors professors are looking for in a writing assignment. Chris has also had experience working on a national scholarship application with Dr. Barb Stedman.  


Lauren Lutz is a friendly, outgoing junior at Ball State. She is pursuing an English Studies major as well as a Professional Writing minor and a Communication Studies minor. She enjoys helping clients with APA/MLA formatting, organization, thesis statements, visual projects, and creative writing.  




Sarah Paradise is an Acting major who enjoys working on performance critiques, creative writing projects, and research papers, but is experienced with many other forms of writing. Sarah is also experienced with MLA and Honors College writing projects.




Austin Russell is a Psychology major and Digital Media minor. He works to help each client find their own individual style and ascertain how best to say what needs to be said. Austin is good with research papers, blogs, and essays.  




Ramona Simmons is a Criminal Justice major, minoring in Spanish and the Psychology of Human Development. Her strong suits lie in the areas of generating topic ideas, constructing research papers, and writing creatively (especially poetry). She views the sessions as a way to converse with other writers to expand their writing capabilities, as well as encourage new ideas and points of view.

The Writing Center
Robert Bell Building (RB), Room 291
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

RB 291: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday & ONLINE: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday; 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday
Phone: 765-285-8387
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