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 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 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


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