Julie Kissel received both her Bachelor of Science in English and Special Education: Hearing Impaired and Master of Arts in Learning Disabilities degrees from Eastern Michigan University. She also completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership at EMU. Julie taught in the juvenile justice system for four years before moving to public schools, spending three years teaching special education in Wayne-Westland. She joined the English department in August 2004 where she focuses on the developmental writing courses. Having attended a community college before transferring to EMU, Julie is devoted to the community college and access to quality education.