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Administrative Staff

Dr. Jackie Grutsch McKinneyDirector
Dr. Grutsch McKinney is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition. She has published widely on issues writing center work, including her book, Peripheral Visions for Writing Centers, published in 2013 by Utah State University Press.




Administrative Assistant
Melissa Hull holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama. In addition to working with the Writing Center, she is also the current Secretary to the Director of the Writing Program at Ball State. She is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Associate Director of Online Tutoring
Liz Whiteacre is an Assistant Professor in the English Department who teaches the first-year composition sequence, Introduction to Creative Writing, and Poetry Writing. She has been developing and teaching online courses in composition, creative writing, and literature since 2003.


Assistant Director
Elmar Hashimov is a PhD student in rhetoric and writing. He enjoys helping students with any kind of writing and at any stage in the writing process. He has experience working with digital, multimodal, and multimedia composition, as well as formal research projects and analytical writing.



Kat GreeneAssistant Director
Katherine (Kat) Greene is a PhD student in Rhetoric and Composition, but she also has an interest in creative writing, especially creative non-fiction. She has taught Eng. 103 and Eng. 104. Most importantly, she is eager to help with creative and academic pieces.

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

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