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Administrative Staff

Dr. Jackie Grutsch McKinneyDirector
Dr. Jackie Grutsch McKinney is an Associate 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.



Liz WhiteacreAssociate 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.



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 teaches ENG 213 (Introduction to Digital Literacies) but has also taught multiple sections of ENG 103 and 104. She would love to help out with your multimodal/digital projects, as well as larger works like theses and dissertations.