"The skills that students learn in general studies undergrid everything that a WITC student will do for the rest of their time at WITC and in the workforce.”
B.A., Monmouth College
M.A., University of Minnesota - Duluth
As Anthony Howe studied politics in college, he found that he was most interested in how people enacted their citizenship with language, a philosophy introduced by Aristotle who believed that because people have the capacity to speak and use language to create and describe reality, we tend to associate with other people.
After earning his bachelor’s degree, Anthony continued his education, this time studying rhetoric. While working on his master’s degree in rhetoric, he taught sections of first-year composition and writing and culture. After earning his master’s, Anthony was hired to run WITC-New Richmond’s Writing Lab until he was offered his current position as a communications instructor.
Anthony loves teaching because he loves communicating. He teaches communication as both a physical process that people participate in and an epistemological process where people learn how to think. In the classroom, Anthony expects students to both participate in the physical process through the rigidity that is offered by course assignments and deadlines and the epistemological process through thought-provoking questions and class discussions and assignments. Students will learn how to prepare job documents, complete and give presentations and navigate social and employment interpersonal interaction, which are necessary complements to the knowledge and skills that WITC students gain in their program courses.
In his spare time, Anthony is an avid musician. He plays bagpipes professionally and competitively and gives lessons to a number of students. He also enjoys woodcarving, food and spending time outdoors with his wife and dog.