Director: Kayleigh Few
Kayleigh graduated with her MA in English in 2014 from Mississippi State. Since then, she has worked full-time with the English department, serving as Director of the Writing Center since Fall 2016. In addition to her administrative duties, she also teaches Composition I (EN 1103), Composition II (EN 1113), Writing for the Workplace (EN 3313), Writing Center Tutoring (EN 4243). Her research interests include literacy acquisition and the personal and political facets of writer identity development. She enjoys helping students navigate their individual writing processes and all of the creative energy that happens in the WC.
Assistant Director: Sava Kolev
Sava graduated with his MA in English in 2015, and started working in the Writing Center as a graduate student. In Spring of 2016, he come aboard as assistant director. He supervises and coordinates the undergraduate writing seminars offered each semester, and he also teaches freshman composition courses for the English department.
Templeton Coordinator: Loree Long
Loree received her Associate’s degree from Hinds CC, her Bachelor’s from MUW, and her Master’s from Mississippi State. She has tutored at all of our WC locations over the past 5 years, and she loves helping students brainstorm and organize their ideas.
Project Coordinator: Jen Childs
Jen has an MA in English from MSU, and she has taught Basic Comp, Comp I, and Comp II at MSU, EMCC, and Southeast Community College in Lincoln, NE. In addition to working at the MSU Writing Center, she has also tutored for MSU athletics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln athletics, and she currently teaches online for Southern New Hampshire University. She especially likes to work with students to learn/refresh revision strategies, brainstorm, develop ideas, and learn self-editing practices.
Web Coordinator: Kris Robinson
Kris began attending Mississippi State University in the fall of 2004, and he received his bachelor's degree in English, as well as a minor in History and a TESOL certificate, in 2009. He began graduate school in the summer of 2009, and graduated at the end of July two years later. After that, he began working for the English department full-time, and has been doing so ever since. Also, he has tutored for the Office of Athletic Academics for 10 years, and teaches ELI Center classes during the summer. He also specializes in web design and desktop publishing, and enjoys working on technology-focused writing projects.
Tutor: Caroline Brandon
Caroline completed her undergraduate degree in English literature at Millsaps College. She enjoys studying Southern literature and the British Romantics.
Tutor: Will Clingan
Will holds a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in History from the University of Mississippi, where he graduated in 2012. He is now pursuing his second Bachelor’s in computer science here at MSU. While this is his first year working at the MSU Writing Center, he previously worked as a writing tutor at the University of Mississippi’s Tupelo campus.
Tutor: Anna Collinsgru
Anna is a junior majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Spanish and English. Originally from the Gulf Coast, Anna now attends MSU full-time. She’s loved literature and writing all her life and frequently writes outside of class. In her free time, you can find her taking pictures around town or eating an Einstein’s muffin outside of the library.
Tutor: Mikel Cotton
Mikel is an English major with a passion for all types of writing, and he enjoys movies, music, and writing poetry. He is from Clarksdale, MS and dreams of being a teacher after graduating from MSU. As a writing center tutor, he strives to gain experiences while helping people create beautiful pieces of writing.
Tutor: Devin Edgar
Devin is a senior communications major with a journalism concentration from Pensacola, FL. She currently works as a news reporter for the Commerical Dispatch in addition to her work as a writing tutor. She hopes to go to graduate school in Higher Education Administration upon graduating this coming May.
Tutor: Sara Creel
Sara is originally from Meridian, MS, and she has a Bachelor’s degree in English from MSU. She is currently working on her Master’s in English with a focus on early modern British literature.
Tutor: Jessica Flowers
Jessica received her B.A. from MSU and recently graduated with her Master’s in English this past May. Now, she works full-time in the English department and helps out with the Writing Center’s seminar series for undergraduate writers and tutors at the Templeton location. She enjoys working with creative writing, historical essays, and communications projects.
Tutor: Thea Furby
Thea has a Bachelor’s in Communication with an emphasis in Journalism from MSU and a Master’s in English from Mississippi College.
Tutor: Nate Gentry
Nate is a Biological Sciences major with a pre-med focus. He has a lot of experience with Comp, as well as American literature and poetry. He is a new member of our Writing Center team and is eager to being helping other students with their writing.
Tutor: Aaron Grimes
Aaron completed both his BA and MA in English Literature from MSU. He has 5 years of teaching experience in Basic English, Composition I, and Composition II, and he also has tutoring experience in all of the courses, as well as dissertation work. He is currently teaching Writing for the Workplace and is experience with CVs, cover letters, and scholarship applications.
Tutor: Hayley Hampton
Hayley comes from the small town of Sulligent, Alabama and grew up writing. She also enjoys reading. She got her Bachelor’s in English with an emphasis in creative writing, and she is currently pursuing her Master’s in Literature. Her specific interests include African American studies and race issues. In short, helping others is what she likes to do, and it comes second nature to her.
Tutor: Antoinette Hayden
Antoinette (Ann) is a lecturer in the English department who completed both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English at MSU. Her concentration was in literature, and she is interested in multi-ethnic literature, creative writing, and developmental English.
Tutor: Tom Lammert
Tom completed his Master’s in English at MSU in 2015. He is now a full-time lecturer in the English department and also tutors at the Templeton location.
Tutor: Tamara Mahadin
Tamara has a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Jordan, and she is now working on her Master’s in English at MSU. In her spare time, she loves to read and write.
Tutor: Greg Marcus
Greg is a graduate student in the English department completing his thesis project. This is his second year working in the Writing Center.
Tutor: Kayla Mattox
Kayla is an English major from Tupelo, MS. She worked at Itawamba Community College’s Writing Center for two years before transferring to MSU. Her main interest is in creative writing, but she wants to work in editing/publishing when she graduates.
Tutor: Kenley McMullan
Kenley is a sophomore Secondary English Education major from Louisville, MS. She hopes to one day teach middle school.
Tutor: Jordan Parker
Jordan is from Ocean Springs, MS and is currently completing a Bachelor's in Criminology. He enjoys helping students at all stages of the writing process, whether it be brainstorming or final revisions.
Tutor: Leslie Pevey
Leslie completed her Master’s in English here at MSU and graduated this past May. She is now a full-time member of the English department and has been working in the Writing Center since 2015.
Tutor: Laura Purl
Laura has her Master’s in English and a TESOL certificate, as well. She has been a tutor for several years now and really enjoys helping people grow as writers.
Tutor: Alisha Street
Alisha graduated with her Master’s in English and now works as a full-time lecturer for the Composition program. She previously taught at the English Language Institute.
Tutor: Devan Torrence
Devan recently graduated with her Master’s in English with a concentration in linguistics from MSU. For her undergrad, she studied English, Social Studies, and French at MUW. She loves working with students whose favorite subject is NOT English. Her interests include linguistics, language policy, cultural studies, and mimicking SNL sketches.
Tutor: Keyon Tunstall
Keyon is currently completing his Master’s degree in English and is a graduate assistant for the Office of the Graduate School. He tutors at our Templeton location and previously worked as a writing tutor at Mississippi Valley State University, where he completed his undergraduate studies.
Tutor: Nathan Walls
Nathan is currently completing his Bachelor's in English, and he previously worked at the Northwest Community College Writing Center before transferring to MSU last semester.
Tutor: Rachel Wolfe
Rachel has a Bachelor’s in English, and is currently a TA working on her Master’s in English with an emphasis in Victorian literature.
Tutor: Michael Woods
Michael has a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in History. He is currently working on his Master’s degree and enjoys studying literature, history, and philosophy.
Office Assistant: Eva Hagman
Eva is a junior Kinesiology major originally from the Chicago area. This is her third year working as an office assistant in the Writing Center.
Office Assistant: Athena Kavanagh
Athena is a senior Business Economics major originally from Hunstville, AL. She is also the President of MSU’s Speech & Debate Council. This is her third year working in the Writing Center.
Office Assistant: Dylan Sink
Originally from Starkville, MS, Dylan is a sophomore majoring in software engineering. This is his first year joining the Writing Center team.
Office Assistant: Gabbie Taylor
Gabbie is a freshman from Columbus, MS. This is her first year joining the Writing Center team.