The Academic Success Center

Writing Center Staff

Rob Koch (Dr. K)

About Me

PhD Composition, IUP, 2004

MA Literature, WVU, 1998

BS Human Resource Management, IUP, 1996



National Council of Teachers of English

Conference on College Composition and Communication

Northeast Writing Centers Association


Other Languages Spoken

None, unfortunately, though I’ve taken several Spanish courses and grew up around native Tagalog speakers.

Leadership Experience

Current Director of the Writing Center; multiple administrative and faculty posts since 2004


Yes, I’ve had them.  Everything from stock boy at a mini-mart when I was in high school to Associate Professor. I’ve also been a Sales Consultant, director of several academic programs, and a camp counselor. 

Favorite Spot on Campus

Yes. I pretty much love this campus, and enjoy just wandering around. I’ve walked the labyrinth, sat on the Austin Hall porch, and wandered all the way to the farthest reaches of the parking lots, just to see what’s there. I wander.

Favorite Quote

Really? I have to pick just one?


“Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of inflicting pain or remedying it.”

Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2