Ellen is the Interim Director of the Writing Center along with a few other duties on campus. She also is the Director of Pre-College Programs and the University of Mississippi Writing Project. She has taught everything writing from middle school, high school, undergrad, and graduate classes for 31 years. Ellen earned an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Mississippi. She is Nationally Board Certified in Adolescent/ Young Adult Language Arts and a 2003 winner of the Milken National Educator Award. She was named to The University of Mississippi’s School of Education Alumni Hall of Fame in 2018.
She is also working on a second doctorate at Memphis, so she’s back to being a student, again. Weird things happen during a pandemic and over age 50. She’s a Dallas Cowboys fan who is married to a Packers fan. She’s all about the cats, the Lego, and the coffee.