Grace Pregent

FacultyWriting, Rhetoric, and CulturesWriting CenterRhetoric and WritingProfessional and Public Writing

Writing Center Director


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

I received my PhD in English (2020) from Loyola University Chicago, and I have an MS in Higher Education Administration from the University of Dayton (2014) and an MA in English from the University of Dallas (2010). I’m interested broadly in rhetorical narrative theory and higher education and particularly in intersections between storytelling, partnerships, and organizational management. Currently I am the Vice President for the East Central Writing Centers Association and a mentoring editor with the ECWCA Journal. Some of my recent articles have been published in The Writing Lab Newsletter, Victorians, and College Composition and Communication, and my recent book chapters have appeared in the edited collections Public Feminisms and Queer Praxis in the Writing Center: Expanding Intersectional Paradigms (2024). This year my book, In Praise of the Minor Character: The Importance of Peripheral Figures in Victorian Literature, was published by McFarland Press.

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

University News

Grace Pregent Named Director of The Writing Center
Published February 27, 2024 in College of Arts & Letters
Grace Pregent, Ph.D., who had been serving as Interim Director of The Writing Center at Michigan State University since June 15, 2023, was named Director of the Center, effective January 1, 2024.A…Read now »
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 »