After teaching as an adjunct for English, Sue joined the faculty in 1988 as coordinator of Writing Center programs. She formerly taught in the Madison School District, Mansfield. Sue attended Central Florida College, transferring to Bowling Green State University where she completed a B.A. in English and philosophy, and was nominated to the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in graduate studies; she also holds an M.Ed. from Ashland College. Guiher-Huff became director of Ashland University Writing Center in 1990, (renamed Writing Studio in 2006); she also teaches composition courses for the English department and assists with its composition program. She has developed writing services for the College of Business and Economics, the College of Nursing and the Graduate College. Sue is recognized as a pioneer of writing center programs, holding a 20-year record of national presentations. She has served three commissions as quality enhancement plan lead evaluator for SACS (Southern Association of Colleges & Schools). As a traveling journalist (now retired), Sue has traveled by motorcycle in all of North America, the UK and central Europe. Her travel stories were published in Europe and the States; her scholarly writing has been published in the National Council Teachers of English. Outside of “growing” the Writing Studio programs, her ongoing interest is in human rights and conflict resolution education. Guiher-Huff is a three-time nominee and two-time recipient of the Ashland University Trustees’ Mentor Award.
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Ashland University’s English department teaches students to read well, think carefully and write clearly, logically and creatively with the goal of achieving intellectual rigor and contextual understanding.