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2016-17 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

Enrique Paz (GA) (with Dustin Edwards). (2017). "You Have to Be a Genius to Be a Writer." Bad Ideas about Writing Collection. West Virginia University’s Digital Publishing Institute.

Elizabeth Wardle (A) (with Linda Adler-Kassner). (2016). "What Are Threshold Concepts (And Why Are They Useful for Writing Programs)." A Rhetoric for Writing Program Administrators (2nd edition). Parlor Press.

Elizabeth Wardle (A) (with Nicolette Mercer Clement). (2016). “Double Binds and Consequential Transitions: Considering Matters of Identity During Moments of Rhetorical Challenge.” Critical Transitions: Writing and the Question of Transfer. Parlor Press/WAC Clearinghouse (Perspectives on Writing Series).

Elizabeth Wardle (A) (with Nicolette Mercer Clement). (2017). "The Hardest Thing With Writing Is Not Getting Enough Instruction: Helping Educators Guide Students Through Writing Challenges." Understanding Writing Transfer and Its Implications for Higher Education. Stylus.

Conference Presentations

Spring 2017

Katie Cattell (U), Mariel Padilla (U), and Autumn Grace Peterson (U). (2017). "Building Consultant Self Efficacy in the Writing Center: Consulting Across the Disciplines." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Portland, OR.

Jenelle Dembsey (A) and Tatiana Silvas (G). (2017). “Guiding from a Distance: The Role of Technology in Building Community and Conversation in Online Writing Centers.” East Central Writing Centers Association. Southwestern Michigan College. Dowagiac, MI.

Kyle Larson (G). (2017). "Counterpublic Intellectualism: Cultivating the Capacity for Public Engagement." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Portland, OR.

Marc Papa (U). (2017). “Navigating Newbies: Threshold Concepts Shape Community Mentoring.” East Central Writing Centers Association. Southwestern Michigan College. Dowagiac, MI.

Enrique Paz (GA). (2017). “Points of Reference: Navigating Writing Center Space.” East Central Writing Centers Association. Southwestern Michigan College. Dowagiac, MI.

Enrique Paz (GA) and Megan Schoettler (GA). (2017). "Tracing Consultants’ Histories of Writing: An Analysis and Coding Lab." IWCA Collaborative @ Conference on College Composition and Communication. Portland, OR.

Megan Schoettler (GA) (with Dominic DelliCarpini and Jane Greer). (2017). "Tracing the Impact of Undergraduate Research in Writing Studies." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Portland, OR.

Luke Shackelford (U). (2017). “A Two-Way Street: Consultants as Departmental Intermediaries.” East Central Writing Centers Association. Southwestern Michigan College. Dowagiac, MI.

Elijah Simmons (G). (2017). “Where Is Ma Culture? … Ya Dat One.” East Central Writing Centers Association. Southwestern Michigan College. Dowagiac, MI.

Elijah Simmons (G). (2017). "Where Is Ma Migo?" Conference on College Composition and Communication. Portland, OR.

Elizabeth Wardle (A). (2017). "Double Binds: Constraints as a Call to Institutional Activism." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Portland, OR.

Fall 2016

Jenelle Dembsey (A). (2016). “Can You Reach Me Now?: Applying Accessibility Design Principles in the Writing Center.” Michigan Writing Centers Association. Macomb Community College. Warren, MI.

Jenelle Dembsey (A) and Luke Shackelford (U) (with Ryan Vingum). (2016). “Let Your Consultants Be Your Guide: Universal Design for Learning in Online Writing Center Training.” International Writing Centers Association. Denver, CO.

Kate Francis (A) and Ann Updike (A). (2016). “Beyond the Center: Going Where the Students Are.” International Writing Centers Association. Denver, CO.

Sammie Osborne (U), Eric Rubeo (U), Tammy Atha (G), and Marissa Lane (U). (2016). "Storytellers Welcome: Demarginalizing Creative Writers in the Writing Center." National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing. Seattle, WA.

Enrique Paz (GA) and Megan Schoettler (GA). (2016). “Writing Consulting, Writer-Consultant? Writer Identity and Dispositions of Writing Center Consultants.” International Writing Center Association. Denver, CO.

Megan Schoettler (GA) (with Angela Glotfelter). (2016). “Strategies for Conducting Literature Reviews.” Naylor Workshop for Undergraduate Research in Writing Studies. York College of Pennsylvania. York, PA.

Tatiana Silvas (G). (2016). "Forging New Partnerships to Push the Boundaries of Secondary School Writing Centers." International Writing Centers Association. Denver, CO.

Elizabeth Wardle (A) (with Mark Hall and Mikael Romo). (2016). “Learning in Liminal Spaces: How School Affords and Constrains the Learning of Threshold Concepts.” Watson Conference. Louisville, KY.