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Administrative Staff

Dr. Jackie Grutsch McKinneyDirector

Dr. Jackie Grutsch McKinney is a Professor of Rhetoric and Composition and Director of the Writing Center.



Melissa HullAdministrative 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.


Rory Lee

Associate Director of Online Tutoring 

Dr. Rory Lee is an Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition and the Associate Director of Online Tutoring.  His research interests include, but are not limited to, digital rhetoric, multimodality, undergraduate major programs in Writing and Rhetoric, and multiliteracy centers.  This semester, Rory is teaching two sections of ENG 231:  Professional Writing.  You can find him online at www.roryportfolio.com.

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.


Elisabeth B.Assistant Director

Elisabeth Buck is a PhD candidate in Rhetoric and Composition and is working on a dissertation about writing center publications. Elisabeth currently co-teaches ENG 605, English in Teaching 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 dissertations.