MTMC Coaches and Staff


Multiliteracies Center coaches are comprised of both graduate and undergraduate students. Currently, we have 25 undergraduate and four graduate RTC (Rhetoric & Technical Communication) coaches. Our undergraduate coaches come from a variety of majors, including engineering, sciences, forestry, business, and the humanities disciplines.

To ensure ongoing professional development, our coaches attend a weekly coach-education course. Our coaches' diverse voices incorporate ideas from numerous cultures, genders, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, races, and economic backgrounds. Together, they bring continued renewal and transformation into the work of the Multiliteracies Center.


Karla Saari Kitalong

Professor, Humanities

Director of Composition & Michigan Tech Multiliteracies Center

(906) 487-3254
Walker 103
Kirsti Arko

Kirsti Arko

Administrative Coordinator of the MTMC

(906) 487-4365
Walker 107C