Administrative Staff

Lizzie HuttonDr. Lizzie Hutton, Director, HWC

huttoneb@MiamiOH.edu

As Director of the Howe Writing Center, Lizzie trains and mentors writing consultants, and, in coordination with the Howe Center for Writing Excellence, oversees writing center programming, initiatives, and research. This work is fed by her continuing inquiries into college students’ diverse reading and writing practices, their transfer of literacy knowledge across tasks and contexts, and the most effective means for enabling peer support for critically engaged knowledge-building. Lizzie has a PhD from the University of Michigan’s Joint Program in English and Education, and an MFA from the University of Michigan’s Program in Creative Writing (poetry). She joined Miami's HCWE and English department in July 2018. 


Kate FrancisKate Francis, Manager, HWC

francik@MiamiOH.edu

Kate Francis has been the manager of the HWC since its opening in 2007. With the help of HWC graduate assistants and hourly graduate student employees, she develops and administers ongoing training initiatives for HWC consultants (mentoring, weekly workshops, research, and conference presentations). In addition to working with consultants, she oversees the welcome staff, the marketing team interns, and the graphic designers. She facilitates the daily operations of all HWC locations.


Brenda TyrrellBrenda Tyrrell, Graduate Assistant Director, HWC

tyrrelb@MiamiOH.edu

Brenda Tyrrell is a third-year PhD student in English literature. Her primary interest is intersectionality, with a focus on disability studies in science fiction. For her MA thesis, she researched H.G. Wells and disability in his earlier works. She teaches first-year and advanced composition classes, as well as disability and/in literature classes. At the HWC, Brenda researches accessibility in writing centers.


Danielle HartDanielle Hart, Graduate Assistant Director, HWC

hartdm2@miamioh.edu

Danielle Hart is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in English literature with a certificate in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality studies. Her research interests include fan studies, video games, popular culture and literature, and crip theory. At the HWC, Danielle assists with graduate consultant training and writing consultant seminars, as well as the social action workshops.


Anita LongAnita Long, Graduate Assistant Director, HWC

houseam2@miamioh.edu

Anita Long is a first-year PhD student in Composition and Rhetoric. Her research interests include digital writing and rhetorics, theories of publics and counterpublics, activist rhetorics, and archives. At the HWC, Anita assists with the writing associates program.