Jackie Grutsch McKinney
Jackie Grutsch McKinney
Director of Immersive Learning and High Impact Practices and Professor of English
Curriculum Vitae


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Jackie Grutsch McKinney has over fifteen years experience in administrating writing center and writing programs. She has published three award-winning books and numerous articles and chapters in writing studies, mostly in writing center studies. She is currently the president of the International Writing Centers Association.

Professional Experience

President, International Writing Centers Association


Director of the Writing Center, Ball State University

2003-2011; 2015-present

Director of the Writing Program, Ball State University



PhD in English (Rhetoric and Composition)

University of North Carolina, Greensboro

MA in English (Rhetoric and Composition)

New Mexico State University

BA in English/Secondary Education

University of St. Thomas

Research and Publications

The Working Lives of Writing Center Directors. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2016. [With Nikki Caswell & Becky Jackson] Winner of 2017 IWCA Outstanding Book Award.

Strategies for Writing Center Research. Lenses on Composition Series. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2016. Winner of 2017 IWCA Outstanding Book Award.

Peripheral Visions for Writing Centers. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2013. Print. Winner of the 2014 IWCA Outstanding Book Award.

Curriculum Vitae

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