Charlotte Kupsh
Charlotte Kupsh
Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center


Room:RB 384

Charlotte Kupsh is an Assistant Professor of English, with a focus on Rhetoric and Composition. She also serves as the Director of the Writing Center at Ball State. Her research focuses on the relationship between place and writing. This interdisciplinary work draws from the areas of ecocomposition, place studies, and cultural geography, among others. Her current book project, Writing as Dispersal: Practices for Environmental Metacognition, outlines practices designed to help writers develop a critical awareness of their physical and social environments, assess their affordances and constraints, and make choices about how to respond. Her work on place, adaptation, and composition has appeared or is forthcoming in Writing on the Edge, Reflections, and various edited collections. 


She teaches in the Writing Program, the Professional Writing concentration, and the English graduate program. As a place-conscious educator, her courses often focus on developing connections with local communities, understanding local bioregions and cultures, and creating partnerships with community collaborators. She is a frequent collaborator with the National Writing Project and the National Parks Service, where she works with K-12 educators and NPS rangers to create open-access, educational materials about public lands. 


You can read more about her work on her website,


Professional Experience:


Director of the Writing Center, 2023 – present 


Assistant Professor of English, 2023 – present 




Ph.D. in English-Composition and Rhetoric, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2023 


M.A. in English-Writing, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 2018


B.A. in English and Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 2014