Staff

The Howe Writing Across the Curriculum administrative staff includes full-time administrators and part-time graduate assistants, all from a range of academic backgrounds. They are dedicated to keeping writing at the center of the Miami experience.


Dr. Elizabeth Wardle

Dr. Elizabeth Wardle, Director, HCWE

wardleea@MiamiOH.edu

Elizabeth Wardle supports faculty through the Howe Writing Across the Curriculum Programs. She joined Miami in July 2016 as the Howe Professor in the Department of English and the Director of the Howe Center for Writing Excellence. She previously served as chair of the Department of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Central Florida (UCF) (2012-16), director of writing programs at UCF (2008-2012), and director of writing programs at the University of Dayton (2006-2008). Her administrative experiences have fed her ongoing interest in how students learn and how they transfer what they learn in new settings. At UCF, she won teaching and SoTL awards, and led the first-year composition program to a CCCC Certificate of Excellence. She speaks frequently around the country on writing program design, ways to teach to encourage transfer, and ways to identify and engage students in the threshold concepts of various disciplines.


Dr. Ann Updike

Dr. Ann Updike, Associate Director, HCWE

updikeas@MiamiOH.edu

Ann Updike supports faculty and graduate students through the Howe Writing Across the Curriculum Programs. She has served as the Associate Director of the Howe Center for Writing Excellence since Fall 2013. She earned her doctorate in English at Miami University with a concentration in Rhetoric and Composition. Her scholarly interests include writing-across-the-curriculum, visual and material rhetorics, American cultural rhetorics, and American Indian studies. She returned to graduate school in 2002 after working in corporate consulting and technical writing. She coordinates in-class workshops, the HWC Assignment Review service, faculty consulting, and other faculty outreach and events.


Loretta Parker

Loretta Parker, Administrative Assistant, HCWE

elamll@MiamiOH.edu

Loretta Parker has been at Miami University for 18 years, working in Accounts Payable and the English Department before heading to the Howe Center for Writing Excellence. She is the financial contact for the HCWE department and handles budget transfers for contest prizes, student payments, and grants for students, faculty, and departments. She also coordinates student-centered events, graduate and faculty boot camps, and national and local board meetings.


Angela Glotfelter

Angela Glotfelter, Graduate Assistant Director, Howe Writing Across the Curriculum Programs

glotfeam@MiamiOH.edu

Angela Glotfelter is a second-year PhD student in Composition and Rhetoric. Her research interests lie in Professional Writing, including topics like social media, algorithms, and community-based research. In the HCWE, Angela assists with Writing Across the Curriculum initiatives.


Caitlin Martin

Caitlin Martin, Graduate Assistant Director, Howe Writing Across the Curriculum Programs

marti144@MiamiOH.edu

Caitlin Martin is a PhD candidate in composition and rhetoric. Her research interests include the role of transfer and threshold concept frameworks in faculty development, writing across the curriculum/writing in the disciplines, and writing assessment. She also serves as graduate assistant director in the Howe Center for Business Writing. At the HCWE, Caitlin assists with Writing Across the Curriculum initiatives.