MBA Program | Farmer School of Business - Miami University
Howe Writing Center consultants leads a one-to-one conference on writing. Howe Writing Center consultants leads a one-to-one conference on writing.
Student waits outside front desk of the Howe Writing Center in King Library. Student waits outside front desk of the Howe Writing Center in King Library.
Group of writers partake in a Howe Writing Center consultation. Group of writers partake in a Howe Writing Center consultation.

Welcome Class of 2025

Greetings from the Howe Writing Center (HWC)! We hope you're finding many opportunities and support programs that interest you here at Miami University.

Writing is a crucial part of any student's journey through Miami, no matter your major. Once you start classes this Fall, it won't be long until you're working on your first college writing assignments. We'll be there to support you then, and throughout your time at Miami. Use this webpage to find out who we are, what we do, and how you can even join our team. 

On behalf of the HWC, welcome to the Miami writing community. We look forward to the years of collaboration ahead.

Sincerely,


Dr. Lizzie Hutton

Director, Howe Writing Center
huttoneb@miamioh.edu 


Watch HWC consultant Leah (Class of 2020) give an overview of the writing support offered at the Howe Writing Center.

About the Howe Writing Center

The Howe Writing Center is a team of writing scholars and highly trained student consultants who value the writing process and enjoy supporting their peers. Consultants provide personalized, one-to-one support for Miami writers in collaborative appointments that typically last about 45 minutes.

Writers can share academic, personal, or professional writing during consultations. Writers are also welcome to schedule an appointment at any stage in the writing process, from early brainstorming to reviewing a final draft and any step in between.

We meet with Miami writers online or in-person. Our main location is on the first floor of King Library, but we also have locations at the Farmer School of Business and Peabody Hall (on Western campus).

As a center, we're committed to making our services accessible. Writers can request, or inquiry about, accommodations such as viewing or accessing materials in alternative formats and using assistive technology. We're also glad to collaborate with the Miller Center for Student Disability Services.

 


Our Student Consultant Team

We take care, and pride, in building a staff of consultants from a variety of backgrounds and academic disciplines. While every consultant is expertly trained to help you with any writing assignment, we know some writers may prefer to schedule time with a consultant from a field similar to their own.

Below you'll find all the different majors, minors, and programs currently represented by our staff of undergraduate and graduate consultants. 

Howe Writing Consultants participate in a training seminar.

  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Art Therapy
  • Biochemistry
  • Botany and Sustainability
  • Business
  • Cello (performance)
  • Chinese
  • Composition and Rhetoric
  • Creative Writing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Emerging Technology in Business & Design
  • English and American Literature
  • Finance
  • French
  • Geology
  • History
  • Inclusive Special Education
  • Integrated English Language Arts Education
  • Integrated Social Studies AYA Education
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Latin Education
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Political Science
  • Pre-medical Studies
  • Professional Writing
  • Public Health, Human Disease, and Epidemiology
  • Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies
  • Social Gerontology
  • Strategic Communication
  • Student Affairs in Higher Education
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Follow Us on Instagram @HWCMiami

Howe Writing Center consultants help direct our Instagram account and frequently create content for it. 


Instagram post, themed for Halloween, that reads "Our consultants are so good...It's scary" with jack-o-lantern graphic.

Beyond Consulting

The Howe Writing Center's primary mission is to support Miami Writers via consultations. That said, our team works in several other capacities to ensure we continually innovate and contribute meaningfully to the larger Miami campus community.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs): SIGs allow HWC consultants to engage in writing-center related and approved research, programming, outreach, and/or resource design. Our current SIGs include a Creative Writing SIG that stages semesterly writing contests and a Social Media SIG, which plays a major role in directing and creating content for our Instagram account (@HWCMiami).

Research: Undergraduate and graduate students working at our Center become part of a research-driven culture and have opportunities and funding to design, conduct, and present Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved research projects. Our consultants regularly present at regional and national conferences, such as the International Writing Center Association (ICWA) Conference and National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing (NCPTW)


Howe Writing Center consultants and staff present at a conference.


Interested in Joining Our Team?

If you're someone who values writing, and who especially appreciates talking with your peers about the process behind writing, then you might make for a great addition to the Howe Writing Center team.

Those who join out team have the opportunity to:

  • Join a community of like-minded students who enjoy helping others
  • Develop important dialogic and communication skills
  • Explore current theories about how writing, reading, and learning work
  • Learn to use varied technologies for supporting writers and investigating writing
  • Collaborate with diverse students, both domestic and international

We'll start recruiting for new Howe writing consultants around October 2021. If you're interested, fill out the form below. We'll keep your information on file and reach out when recruitment begins!

Watch HWC Director Dr. Lizzie Hutton and consultants Salma, David, Martin, and Adrienne tell you what working at the Howe is all about.