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Administrative Staff

Jennifer Grouling, PhD, is a graduate faculty member in the English Department where she teaches courses in Rhetoric and Writing. She currently studies professional development in Composition, including in the Writing Center.



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
Aly Schweigert
is a Master's student in Rhetoric and Composition. She likes working with creative fiction/non-fiction pieces and research papers. Aly enjoys collaborating at any stage of the writing process.



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.

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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