Ellen Shelton directs the UM Writing Project and Pre-College Programs in the Division of Outreach; she holds an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and a M.A. in English from the University of Mississippi, and taught high school for 15 years; in her spare time she plays the cello and spends time with her husband and her cat (not in that order).
Ohio State University
Selfe is the first woman and the first English teacher ever to receive the EDUCOM Medal for innovative computer use in higher education. She has authored or edited a number of works on digital technology, both alone and in collaboration with colleagues. Along with Scott DeWitt, she is the Director of OSU's annual Digital Media and Composition (DMAC)summer institute. She also coordinates the English Department's program of Visiting Scholars in Digital Media and Composition. Selfe studies digital technologies to learn more about people.
Salt Lake City Community College
In more than two decades of working in writing centers, Clint Gardner has evolved a depth of knowledge about writing center theory and practice, one-to-one instruction, peer tutoring, and the use of computers in composition classrooms and writing centers. An avid blogger and participant in online discussion forums, he is noted for his passionate advocacy of peer tutoring, particularly in two-year colleges. In a recent talk in which he defines the writing center as a contact zone where tutors and writers alike grow in immeasurable ways, Gardner quotes the philosopher Hannah Arendt: “For excellence, the presence of others is required.” Director of the Salt Lake Community College Student Writing Center in Salt Lake City Utah, USA, Gardner received the Ron Maxwell Leadership Award in 2012 from the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing. He has also served as President of the International Writing Centers Association (IWCA) and as Secretary of the Two-year College Association (TYCA) of the National Council of Teachers of English.