Grace Pregent

FacultyWriting, Rhetoric, and CulturesWriting Center

Associate Director of the Writing Center


I’m Grace Pregent (she/her/hers), one of the Associate Directors of The Writing Center at Michigan State University and affiliate faculty in Rhetoric, Writing, and American Cultures and in Global Studies. Since joining MSU, I’ve taught WRA 395: Writing Center Theory and Practice and WRA 495: Organizational Storytelling and am co-teaching WRA 495: Community Literacies and Engagement Across Borders and WRA 899: Writing Center Administration. I’m also the Co-Director of the Community Writing Center and the Program Director for Community Literacies in Canada.  

I received my PhD in English (2020) from Loyola University Chicago, and I also have an MA in English from the University of Dallas (2010) and an MS in Higher Education Administration from the University of Dayton (2014). Some of my recent publications have appeared in The Writing Lab NewsletterEvelyn Waugh StudiesThe Thomas Hardy Review, and Victorians.I’m interested broadly in rhetorical narrative theory and higher education and particularly in the connections between storytelling, management, and strategic planning. Currently I’m the Conference Chair for the 2022 ECWCA Conference.

Before joining the Spartan community, I worked in writing center administration at Loyola University and international programming. When not teaching, traveling, or being present in the writing center, I’m usually spending time with my family, enjoying the beautiful state of Michigan, and training with friends in RunGR.

University News

Grace Pregent Appointed Interim Director of The Writing Center
Published July 7, 2020 in College of Arts & Letters
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Grace Pregent has been appointed Interim Director of The Writing Center in the College of Arts & Letters. Her appointment runs from June 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020. Trixie Smith,…Read now »
College Welcomes New Faculty and Staff Members
Published August 22, 2019 in College of Arts & Letters
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This year, the College of Arts & Letters welcomes 28 new faculty and staff members. They include the following:  Sara Allison Sara Allison, Administrative Business…Read now »