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

Linda Adler-Kaddner Linda Adler-Kassner

Linda Adler-Kassner is Professor of Writing Studies, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education, and Director of the UCSB Center for Innovative Teaching, Research, and Learning (CITRAL) at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has been a writing teacher and researcher for more than 25 years. Her most recent book, co-edited with Elizabeth Wardle, is Naming What We Know: Threshold Concepts of Writing Studies.


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 Unversity 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.

Roger and Joyce HoweRoger & Joyce Howe

Roger Howe graduated from Miami University with a BS in business. He was employed for 13 years by the S.D. Warren Co., a Boston-based fine paper manufacturer. He worked in sales management, product management, and as Director of Advertising. In 1970 Roger purchased U.S. Precision Lens, a small maker of plastic optics in Cincinnati, and built it into a world leader of innovative optical systems for the photographic, instrument, and television industries. In 1986 he sold the company to Corning, Inc. and remained as Chairman of the Board until his retirement in 1997. Roger Howe’s record of service to Miami University includes membership on the Business Advisory Council and the Board of Visitors of the Farmer School of Business, the University Foundation Board, and the Board of Trustees, which he chaired for three years. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Miami in 1987 and was inducted into the Cincinnati Business Hall of Fame in 1998.

Joyce Lutz Howe graduated with honors from Miami University, where she majored in Fine Arts with a specialty in graphics. Joyce has pursued her personal art career specializing in watercolor, mixed media, and oil painting. Her works have been sold in galleries in Cincinnati, OH; Chicago, IL; Petoskey, MI; and Boca Grande, FL. She is particularly recognized for her talent with watercolors. She was a docent for the Cincinnati Museum of Art, served on its board of trustees, and has been a significant contributor.


Jackie Grutsch-McKinneyJackie Grutsch McKinney

Jackie Grutsch McKinney is Director of the Writing Center and Professor of English at Ball State University. She has over fifteen years experience in administrating writing centers and writing programs. She has published three award-winning books and numerous articles and chapters in writing studies, mostly in writing center studies. Currently, she is the president of the International Writing Centers Association.


Ellen SchendelEllen Schendel

Ellen Schendel is the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Writing at Grand Valley State University. She teaches academic and professional writing courses. Her scholarship focuses mainly on writing assessment and writing program administration.


Local Advisory Board