Advisory Boards

The Howe Center for Writing Excellence's (HCWE) has a local board based in Oxford, Ohio, as well as a national advisory board of leading writing studies scholars that convenes annually to receive a report on the HCWE's progress and activities and to advise the HCWE on both short- and long-term goals. 


National Advisory Board

Roger and Joyce Howe sit on the board, as does Jenny Darroch, Dean of the Farmer School of Business.


Linda Adler-Kaddner Linda Adler-Kassner

Linda Adler-Kassner is the Associate Vice Chancellor of Teaching and Learning, the founding Faculty Director of the Center for Innovative Teaching, Research, and Learning, and Professor of Writing Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has written or co-written a number of award-winning books about leadership and writing studies, including Naming What We Know: Threshold Concepts of Writing Studies and The Activist WPA: Changing Stories about Writing and Writers. Her most recent book, (re)Considering What We Know: Learning Thresholds in Writing, Composition, and Rhetoric, and her forthcoming book, Writing Expertise: A Research-Based Approach to Writing and Learning Across Disciplines, were co-authored with HCWE Director Elizabeth Wardle.


Christopher BasgierChris Basgier

Chris Basgier serves as Director of University Writing at Auburn University, where he implements programs to support student and faculty development, including the Miller Writing Center, the ePortfolio project, and numerous workshops and consultation services. He provides leadership to academic units as they develop, revise, and implement writing plans for disciplinary courses and programs. He also provides support for faculty as writers by coordinating faculty writing groups and offering workshops on grant writing. Previously, Basgier served as Academic Director of Composition and Acting Coordinator of Writing Across the Curriculum at the University of North Dakota. His research focuses on writing across the curriculum, genre, and digital rhetoric, has appeared in Across the Disciplines, The WAC Journal, and Composition Forum.


Sheila Carter-TodSheila Carter-Tod

Sheila Carter-Tod is the Executive Director of the University Writing Program and an Associate Professor of English at the University of Denver. Her current research includes work on intersectional knowledge-making in the context of cultural rhetorics and a book project on rhetorical inclusion and the teaching of multiple rhetorics. She is also the invited co-editor of a forthcoming special issue of the Writing Administrators Journal on “Black Lives Matter and Antiracist Projects in Writing Program Administration.”


Joyce Locke CarterJoyce Locke Carter

Joyce Locke Carter is Professor of Rhetoric and Writing and Department Chair at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. Her research interests include computer-based instruction in English; history and theory of rhetoric; software development and design; hypertext theory and application; theory and practice of argumentation; the role of market-based economics in the formation and discourse of the communications fields (technical communication, rhetoric, composition); identity politics and rhetorics; rhetorics and economics. She is the former chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). As a techno-rhetorician, she studies the ways technology (mostly computers and software) affect, enable, and/or modify rhetorical acts. Her current research has examined how rhetorical messages compete with each other; her book Market Matters: Applied Rhetoric Studies and Free Market Competition contains some of these findings.

Jackie Grutsch-McKinneyJackie Grutsch McKinney

Jackie Grutsch McKinney is the Director of Immersive Learning and High Impact Practices and Professor of English at Ball State University, where she previously served as the Director of the Writing Center. She has over fifteen years of experience in administering writing centers and writing programs, and served as the president of the International Writing Centers Association. She has published numerous articles and chapters in writing studies, and three award-winning books: The Working Lives of Writing Center Directors, Strategies for Writing Center Research, and Peripheral Visions for Writing Centers.


Ellen SchendelEllen Schendel

Ellen Schendel is the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Bowling Green State University. She was previously the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Writing at Grand Valley State University. Her scholarship has focused mainly on writing assessment and writing program administration.


Local Advisory Board