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  • Dana C. Elder, PhD
    Dana C. Elder, PhD
    Professor and Director of University Honors
    Hargreaves Hall 217
    Phone: 509/359-6305

    Washington State University: Rhetoric, Composition, and English Literature, PhD (August 1985)
    University of Washington: Comparative Literature, MA (1975)
    University of Washington: Spanish Language and Literature, BA (1973)

    Dr. Dana C. Elder is proud to serve his talented students and colleagues at EWU. With the insightful and energetic Mary Benham, he manages the University Honors program. He teaches and is professionally active in classical ethics and rhetoric and in writing pedagogy. A seasoned educator, he has published articles, personal essays, poems, and textbooks. His "Expanding the Role of Personal Writing in the Composition Classroom" received the National Council of Teachers of English TET-YC Best Article of the Year Award for the year 2000. He believes that teachers and writers serve the greater good, and he is especially fond of esoteric Hellenic Greek terms.

    Recent Publications

    "Writing Classical Rhetoric." Rhetoric Review 30.1 (2011): 104-107.
    "Return to the Western Highlands." Teaching English in the Two-Year College 38.1 (Sept. 2010): 62.
    "Father's Photos." Teaching English in the Two-Year College 37.1 (Sept. 2009): 66.
    "Worth Fighting For." Teaching English in the Two-Year College 36.4 (May 2009): 356.
    "The Members of Rhetoric." Rhetoric Review 27.3 (2008): 327-330.

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