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Director: Dr. Jennifer Grouling

Administrative Assistant: Melissa Hull

Associate Director of Online Tutoring: Liz Whiteacre

Assistant Directors: Kat Greene and Phuong Minh Tran


Morgan AprillMorgan Aprill is an 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.




Rebecca Brill Rebecca Brill is double majoring in Japanese and Creative Writing. She is most familiar with MLA but occasionally does APA. She loves helping others brainstorm or get started on their papers, and also enjoys helping students create multimodal projects.




Margo Brines is a PhD student and is studying composition and rhetoric. She is knowledgeable about MLA and APA and can help with academic research projects, applications, and cover letters.

Jeremy FlickJeremy Flick is an MA student studying creative writing with an interest in poetry and songwriting.  He is familiar with the courses offered at Ball State and their expectations. He is looking forward to helping you find your creative potential!




Olivia GehrichOlivia Gehrich is a graduate student, studying literature with an interest in gender studies. She enjoys working with writers on brainstorming, rhet./comp., and memoir. She looks forward to learning about BSU and meeting new faces.




Kat GreeneKatherine "Kat" Greene 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 HampshireKathryn 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.

Natalie KellnerNatalie Kellner 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.



Elizabeth KingElizabeth King is an MA student pursuing a General English degree. She will be able to help with both academic and creative writing and is familiar with working with non-native speakers of English.




Hong Teak LimHongteak Lim is an MA student studying in the TESOL program. He is familiar with APA and the Chicago Manual of Style. He looks forward to helping international students.    





Lauren LutzLauren Lutz is an English major with a minor in professional writing. She is most familiar with MLA style, but is also comfortable with APA. She enjoys helping students at any stage in the writing process, from initial planning to final drafting. She also loves working with multimodal projects. 



Carrie McKendreeCarrie McKendree is a graduate student studying Linguistics and TESOL. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Dance from Ball State University and encourages others to be creative in all areas of their lives.  




Jonathan SanfordJonathan Sanford is a PhD student studying English literature with an interest in British modernism. He is a TA for ENG 103 and is familiar with MLA and Chicago styles. He looks forward to assisting you on your writing journey, and he likes coffee a lot. Ask him about his dog Bucky!



Kirsten Shepard Kirsten Shepard is an MA student studying creative writing. Her main interests are poetry and creative non-fiction; as well as finding ways to combine the two. She is happy to help with creative writing as well as any step in the research process for writing papers. She looks forward to sitting down and discussing writing with you!  



Ramona SimmonsRamona 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.



Jesse SopherJesse Sopher is a first-year PhD student studying literature with interests in literacy and media narrative analyses. He has taught freshman composition courses and is looking forward to working with you to accomplish your writing dreams.  




Sara StrasserSara Strasser is a first-year PhD student studying rhetoric and composition. She is currently a tutor in the Writing Center and is familiar with first-year composition courses. She’s excited to be able to help you with your writing.




Phuong Minh TranPhuong Minh Tran is currently a second year Master’s student in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and a Graduate Assistant for the Writing Program. With her research focus in teaching composition to ESL students, she has experience in helping international students with their composition projects. An instructor of ENG 104 sections, Phuong is happy to work with you on any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to revising.  



Kelsie WalkerKelsie Walker is a first-year PhD student studying rhetoric and composition. She understands writing is hard, and sometimes our words don’t fit together. But she looks forward to working with you to develop your writerly self. Feel free to bring writing of all sorts—academic, professional, first drafts, or just ideas!

The Writing Center
Robert Bell Building (RB), Room 291
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 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Phone: 765-285-8387
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