General Education English Administrators



Dr. Julie Myatt: Dr. Myatt joined the faculty of MTSU in 2008. She currently serves as the Co-Director of General Education English and teaches first-year composition, sophomore literature, and graduate courses in composition. Dr. Myatt is interested in the role reading instruction plays in the teaching of writing and is currently researching the rhetorical practices of groups that advocate for women's and children's rights.  You can find additional information about Dr. Myatt on her English Department faculty profile.

Dr. Kate Pantelides: Kate Pantelides has taught rhetoric, composition, and technical communication courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research interests include rhetorical genre studies, discourse analysis, computer mediated communication, writing program administration, and the experience of parents in academe. Dr. Pantelides’ work has been published in College Composition and Communication, Composition Studies, Computers and Composition: An International Journal, and Composition Forum, among other venues. You can find additional information about Dr. Pantelides on her English Department faculty profile.

Program Assistant:

Jake Castle: Jake joined the Ph.D. program at MTSU in 2017. He received his B.A. in English from the University of Virginia and his M.A. in English from East Tennessee State University. His primary field of study is Rhetoric and Composition, and his research interests include Writing Across the Curriculum, rhetorical genre studies, and transfer theory. Alongside his duties as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and Program Assistant, he also currently serves as Secretary for WPA-Midsouth

Katie Musick: Katie joined the Ph.D program in 2017. She recieved her Bachelors in English from Alabama, where she remained to earn her M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition. Her research interests include feminist scholarship, feminist historiography, archival research, history of rhetoric, pedagogy, and medieval literature. She enjoys riding her horse M&M, walking and snuggling her dog Holly, hiking, traveling, and Alabama football.   

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Contact Information

General Education English Co-Directors:

Dr. Julie Myatt
Peck Hall 323A
(615) 898-2563

Dr. Kate Pantelides
Peck Hall 324
(615) 898-2597