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-KassnerLinda 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.


Chris AnsonChris Anson

Chris Anson is Distinguished University Professor and Director of the Campus Writing and Speaking Program at North Carolina State University, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in language, composition, and literacy and works with faculty across the curriculum to improve undergraduate education in the areas of writing and speaking. Chris has received numerous awards, including the NC State Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professor Award, the NC State Outstanding Teacher Award, the State of Minnesota Higher Education Teaching Excellence Award, and the Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education. He has published 17 books and over 130 articles and book chapters, and has spoken widely across the U.S. and in 33 other countries.

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.

Kathleen Blake YanceyKathleen Blake Yancey

Kathleen Blake Yancey, Kellogg W. Hunt Professor of English and Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University, has served as President of the National Council of Teachers of English; Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication; President of the Council of Writing Program Administrators; and President of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association. Co-founder of Assessing Writing, she is immediate Past Editor of College Composition and Communication and the lead PI for the 8-site "Transfer of Transfer" research project on students' transfer of writing knowledge and practice. Author, editor, or co-editor of 16 scholarly books—among them Writing Across Contexts: Transfer, Composition, and Sites of Writing; A Rhetoric of Reflection; Assembling Composition; and ePortfolio-as-Curriculum, she has authored/co-authored over 100 articles and book chapters, often with colleagues. She is the recipient of several awards, including the CCCC Research Impact Award; two best book awards from the Council of Writing Program Administrators; the FSU Graduate Teaching Award; the FSU Graduate Mentor Award; the CCCC Exemplar Award; and the NCTE Squire Award.


Local Advisory Board