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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.


Phuong Minh Tran Assistant Director
Phuong Minh Tran is a 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.

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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