Elena Garcia


Elena Garcia

Writing Program Director
Assistant Professor of English

Elena Garcia
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Briggs
Room: 224
Phone: 313-993-1080
Elena Garcia
Rhetoric and Composition
Teaching of writing
Workplace writing
Writing center studies


  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • M.A., Western Michigan University
  • B.A., Western Michigan University


Elena Garcia is a Michigan native who holds a doctorate in Rhetoric and Writing from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English Education from Western Michigan University (WMU). Garcia began teaching writing as an undergraduate student in the WMU Writing Center and taught for nine years at Utah Valley University before returning to Michigan. Garcia is dedicated to guiding students through their introduction to the nuances of academic writing Her research focuses on the teaching of writing, workplace writing with a focus on writing in factories, and Writing Center studies.