Writing Center Team


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. As Director, Kayleigh oversees activities of all Writing Center locations, recruits and trains staff, and coordinates sponsorship and outreach efforts. She also serves as faculty liason for all of the classes that collaborate with the Writing Center each semester. In addition to her administrative duties, Kayleigh teaches Composition I (EN 1103) synced with the First-Year Experience program, Composition II (EN 1113), Writing for the Workplace (EN 3313), and Writing Center Tutoring (EN 4243). She enjoys helping students navigate their individual writing processes and facilitating the professional development of her own Writing Center staff.


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 came aboard as assistant director. As this position, Sava coordinates scheduling for the President's Circle, Library and Online writing Center sites, assists with presentations, develops instructional materials, assists with staff traning. He also teaches freshman composition courses for the English department.


Assistant Director: 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.


Tutor: Kay Angelo

Kay is a graduate student in the English department focusing on Linguistics and TESoL. She has a BA in English from University of East Anglia (2009) and a MA in Russian and East European Literature and Culture from University College London (2012). She has worked extensively with English as a Second Language/Foreign Language students, including as an instructor at the English Language Institute here at MSU. (2012).


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 recent MSU graudate with a BA in communications with a journalism concentration from Pensacola, FL. She currently is completing her Master's degree Higher Education Administration and has previously worked as a newspaper reporter..


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: Taylor Greer

Taylor received her undergraduate degree in English and Philsophy from Mississippi State. She is now working on her Master's in English, and this is her first semester working in the Writing Center.


Tutor: Hayley Hampton

Hayley recently graduated with her MA in English from Mississippi State and now works as a full-time lecturer for the English department. She works at the Templeton Writing Center location in addition to teaching classes for the Composition program.This is her 3rd year working in the Writing Center.


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: Logan Johnson

Logan recently graduated with her MA in English from Mississippi State and now works as a full-time lecturer for the English department. She works at the Templeton Writing Center location in addition to teaching classes for the Composition program.This is her 3rd year working in the Writing Center.


Tutor: Sam Kealhoffer

Sam is a Mississippi native and former high school English teacher. He is currently working on his Master's degree in creative writing.


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: Charlotte McBride

Originally from Kosciusko, MS, Charlotte is currently a graduate student in English. She received her undergraduate degree in English with a minor in Chemistry from Ole Miss. In her freetime, she enjoys reading young adult fantasy novels, singing, and being active in her church.


Tutor: Kenley McMullan

Kenley is a sophomore Secondary English Education major from Louisville, MS. She hopes to one day teach middle school.


Tutor: Jessica Moseley

Jessica completed her MA in English in 2014 and is now an instructor in the English department. Her areas of interest include writing, literature, drama, and grammar.


Tutor: Theo Okunlola

Originally from Oyo state, Nigeria, Theo is currently a graduate student in English. His academic studies focus on Black memory, post-colonial literature and criticism, and world and transnational literature. His other interests include migration and popular culture and how they affect the creation of (new) identities in postcolonial discourse and societies.


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: Amber Morgan-Renfroe

Amber is a graduate student working on her Master's degree in English literature. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Art from Jacksonville State University in 2010. Her literature area of interest in post-colonial literature and theory. In her free time, she enjoys painting and writing poetry an spending time with her dogs./p>


Tutor: De'Aris Rhymes

De'Aris is a first-year graduate student in the English department. Originally from Jackson, MS, he received his undergraduate degree in English from Tougaloo College./p>


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: Noah Van Hartesveldt

Noah is currently a graduate student completing his Master's in Geoscience. He started working for the Writing Center as an undergraduate, and this is his 2nd year as a tutor at the Templeton location. Noah enjoys helping students see the importance of writing across all disciplines and in all careers.


Tutor: Mallorie Waldon

Mallorie is a junior social work major and a transfer student from Northeast MS Community College. She previously work at the NEMCC Writing Center before transferring to MSU, and is also currently working towards her certification in American Sign Language.


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.


Office Assistant: Albert Griffin

Albert is a sophomore Mechanical Engineering major from Ridgeland, MS. This is his first year as part of the Writing Center team.


Office Assistant: Eva Hagman

Eva is a senior Kinesiology major originally from the Chicago area. This is her fourth year working as an office assistant in the Writing Center.


Office Assistant: Fulton Hutchinson

Fulton is a junior Mechanical Engineering major and transfer student from Hinds Community College in Raymond, MS. This is his first year joining the Writing Center team.


Office Assistant: Ollivara Hutton

Ollivara is a sophomore criminology major from Eutaw, Alabama. This is her first year joining the Writing Center team.


Office Assistant: Dylan Sink

Originally from Starkville, MS, Dylan is a junior majoring in software engineering. This is his second year working in the Writing Center.



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