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Jacqueline Grutsch McKinney

Director of the Writing Center

RB 279   Phone: 765-285-8381  

Department of English
Robert Bell Building (RB), Room 297
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

I’m a professor of Rhetoric and Composition and the Director of the Writing Center. In a nutshell, I teach writing and teach others how to teach writing. I particularly enjoy teaching research methods that ask students to embark on primary, systematic inquiry in their classrooms and communities. My recent publications have focused on how changes in writing technologies affect writing centers materially and pedagogically. Currently I’m working on a project, which defines and questions the function of writing center narratives in the formation of disciplinary identities. Further information can be found on my personal website.

Areas of Specialization
Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Center Studies 

Eng 103: Composition I
Eng 104: Composition II
Eng 230: Reading and Writing about Literature
Eng 231: Writing in the Workplace
Eng 435: (Special Topics) Writing Center Theory and Practice
Eng 444: (Senior Seminar) Multimodal Ethnography

Eng 601: Research Methods in Composition
Eng 604: Teaching with Technology
Eng 605: Foundations for Teaching Composition
Eng 690: (Special Topics) Writing Center Theory and Administration
Eng 690: (Special Topics) Issues in Basic Writing
Eng 690: (Special Topics) Comp without Classrooms
Eng 699: Contemporary Composition Theory

Jackie Grutsch McKinney's curriculum vitae