Staff Research

The Howe Center for Writing Excellence is proud to share the research of our staff. Author and presenter names are followed by a letter indicating their role at the HCWE:

  • A = Administrator
  • GA = Graduate Assistant
  • G = Graduate Consultant
  • U = Undergraduate Consultant

Publications

Lizzie Hutton (A) (with Anne Curzan). (2019.) "The Grammatical Status of However." Journal of English Linguistics, 47 (1).

Conference Presentations

Lizzie Hutton (A). (2019). “The Case of Dan, Longitudinally: Transactions as Troublesome Knowledge.” Modern Languages Association Conference. Chicago, Illinois.

Lizzie Hutton (A). (2019). “Embodied, Experimental, and Transactional: Aesthetic Approaches to the Teaching of Composition.” Modern Languages Association Conference, January 4th. (Selected for inclusion in Presidential Theme.) Chicago, Illinois.

Lizzie Hutton (A). (2019). “Performing Possibilities: Reading in the Writing Center." Panel. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Pittsburgh, PA.

Mandy Olejnik (GA), Maryana Boatenreiter (Grad), (with Kaydra Bui). (2019). "'Performing' Graduate-Ness as Graduate Students in Composition and Rhetoric." Roundtable. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Pittsburgh, PA.

Ellen Stenstrom (UG). (2019). "Reconsidering the (Un)Reliability and Treatment of Mentally Ill Narrators." Panel. American Culture Association/Popular Culture Association National Conference. Washington, DC.

Brenda Tyrrell (GA). (2019). "Word Choice in Writing Centers." Panel. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Pittsburgh, PA.

Brenda Tyrrell (GA). (2019). "Continuing the 'Legacy of Ableism: The Stakes of Neglecting (Dis)ability in WGS Pedagogy." Panel. Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality Symposium. Miami University, Oxford, OH.

Publications

Lizzie Hutton (A) (with Gail Gibson). “‘Kinds of Writing’: Student Conceptions of Academic and Creative Forms of Writing Development.” In Developing Writers in Higher Education: A Longitudinal Study. Edited by Anne Ruggles Gere. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. 

Lizzie Hutton (A). “Erin Adair-Hodges’s Let’s All Die Happy.” (Review: poetry.) The Rumpus, June 8, 2018. (online).

Conference Presentations

Larysa Bobrova (A), Evelynne La (U), and Marc Papa (U). (2018). "The Migration of Multilingual Consultants to the English Language Learner Writing Center: Experiences and Pedagogical Strategies." Panel. National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing. University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. South Padre Island, Texas.

Jenelle Dembsey (A). (2018). "Breaking Down the Myth: Accessibility in the Writing Center Community." Panel. Michigan Writing Centers Association. University of Michigan—Flint. Flint, MI.

Jenelle Dembsey (A) (with Megan Boeshart and Sarah Prince). (2018). "Creating Equity and Access: Online writing Centers in the 21st Century." Panel. International Writing Centers Association. Atlanta, GA.

Jenelle Dembsey (A) (with Megan Boeshart, Beth Nastachowski, and Sarah Prince). (2018). "Online Writing Centers." Special Interest Group. International Writing Centers Association. Atlanta, GA.

Kate Francis (A), Marc Papa (U), Kevin Vestal (U), Anna Jankovsky (U), and Kyle Smith (U).
"Returning to the Past Through Digital Spaces: Implementing Videotaped Observations for Self-Reflection." Panel. National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing. University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. South Padre Island, Texas.

Lizzie Hutton (A). “The English Department and the Reading-Writing Problem.” Association for Departments of English, Summer Seminar North. July 10th. Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Brenda Tyrrell (GA) and Jenelle Dembsey. (2018). "Universal Design in WCOnline: Exploring the Hidden Biases of Appointment Scheduling Systems and Their Effect on Writing Center Work." Panel. International Writing Centers Association. Atlanta, GA. 

 

Spring 2019

Publications

Lizzie Hutton (A) (with Anne Curzan). (2019.) "The Grammatical Status of However." Journal of English Linguistics, 47 (1).

Conference Presentations

Lizzie Hutton (A). (2019). “The Case of Dan, Longitudinally: Transactions as Troublesome Knowledge.” Modern Languages Association Conference. Chicago, Illinois.

Lizzie Hutton (A). (2019). “Embodied, Experimental, and Transactional: Aesthetic Approaches to the Teaching of Composition.” Modern Languages Association Conference, January 4th. (Selected for inclusion in Presidential Theme.) Chicago, Illinois.

Lizzie Hutton (A). (2019). “Performing Possibilities: Reading in the Writing Center." Panel. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Pittsburgh, PA.

Mandy Olejnik (GA), Maryana Boatenreiter (Grad), (with Kaydra Bui). (2019). "'Performing' Graduate-Ness as Graduate Students in Composition and Rhetoric." Roundtable. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Pittsburgh, PA.

Ellen Stenstrom (UG). (2019). "Reconsidering the (Un)Reliability and Treatment of Mentally Ill Narrators." Panel. American Culture Association/Popular Culture Association National Conference. Washington, DC.

Brenda Tyrrell (GA). (2019). "Word Choice in Writing Centers." Panel. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Pittsburgh, PA.

Brenda Tyrrell (GA). (2019). "Continuing the 'Legacy of Ableism: The Stakes of Neglecting (Dis)ability in WGS Pedagogy." Panel. Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality Symposium. Miami University, Oxford, OH.

Fall 2018

Publications

Lizzie Hutton (A) (with Gail Gibson). “‘Kinds of Writing’: Student Conceptions of Academic and Creative Forms of Writing Development.” In Developing Writers in Higher Education: A Longitudinal Study. Edited by Anne Ruggles Gere. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. 

Lizzie Hutton (A). “Erin Adair-Hodges’s Let’s All Die Happy.” (Review: poetry.) The Rumpus, June 8, 2018. (online).

Conference Presentations

Larysa Bobrova (A), Evelynne La (U), and Marc Papa (U). (2018). "The Migration of Multilingual Consultants to the English Language Learner Writing Center: Experiences and Pedagogical Strategies." Panel. National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing. University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. South Padre Island, Texas.

Jenelle Dembsey (A). (2018). "Breaking Down the Myth: Accessibility in the Writing Center Community." Panel. Michigan Writing Centers Association. University of Michigan—Flint. Flint, MI.

Jenelle Dembsey (A) (with Megan Boeshart and Sarah Prince). (2018). "Creating Equity and Access: Online writing Centers in the 21st Century." Panel. International Writing Centers Association. Atlanta, GA.

Jenelle Dembsey (A) (with Megan Boeshart, Beth Nastachowski, and Sarah Prince). (2018). "Online Writing Centers." Special Interest Group. International Writing Centers Association. Atlanta, GA.

Kate Francis (A), Marc Papa (U), Kevin Vestal (U), Anna Jankovsky (U), and Kyle Smith (U).
"Returning to the Past Through Digital Spaces: Implementing Videotaped Observations for Self-Reflection." Panel. National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing. University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. South Padre Island, Texas.

Lizzie Hutton (A). “The English Department and the Reading-Writing Problem.” Association for Departments of English, Summer Seminar North. July 10th. Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Brenda Tyrrell (GA) and Jenelle Dembsey. (2018). "Universal Design in WCOnline: Exploring the Hidden Biases of Appointment Scheduling Systems and Their Effect on Writing Center Work." Panel. International Writing Centers Association. Atlanta, GA.