Administrative Staff

Lizzie HuttonDr. Lizzie Hutton, Director

As Director of the Howe Writing Center, Lizzie trains and mentors writing consultants, and, in coordination with the Howe Center for Writing Excellence, oversees writing center programming, initiatives, and research. This work is fed by her continuing inquiries into college students’ diverse reading and writing practices, their transfer of literacy knowledge across tasks and contexts, and the most effective means for enabling peer support for critically engaged knowledge-building. Lizzie has a PhD from the University of Michigan’s Joint Program in English and Education, and an MFA from the University of Michigan’s Program in Creative Writing (poetry). She joined Miami's HCWE and English department in July 2018. 

Kate FrancisKate Francis, Manager

Kate Francis has been the manager of the HWC since its opening in 2007. With the help of HWC graduate assistants and hourly graduate student employees, she develops and administers ongoing training initiatives for HWC consultants (mentoring, weekly workshops, research, and conference presentations). In addition to working with consultants, she oversees the welcome staff, the marketing team interns, and the graphic designers. She facilitates the daily operations of all HWC locations.

Destiny BrugmanDestiny Brugman, Graduate Assistant Director

Destiny (she/her) is a third-year PhD student studying Composition and Rhetoric and doing a graduate certificate in Women and Gender Studies. Her research interests include digital space and community, hospitality and compassion pedagogies, and feminist rhetorics. At the HWC, Destiny assists with overseeing consultant partnerships.

Emma BoddyEmma Boddy, Graduate Assistant Director

Emma Boddy (she/her) is a second-year MA student in Composition and Rhetoric. Her research interests include disciplinary and writer identity, metacognition and transfer, and writing center and composition pedagogies. At the HWC, Emma assists with writing hours, research on group writing/consultations, and consultant partnerships.

Claire Metzger is a graduate assistant director with the Howe Writing Center.Claire Metzger, Graduate Assistant Director

Claire (she/her) is a first-year MA student studying Composition and Rhetoric. Her research interests include feminist rhetorics, writing center studies, and first-year writing pedagogy. At the HWC, Claire assists with overseeing consultant partnerships/seminars, co-running Junior Faculty Writing Hours, and general HWC research.