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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 Dori Roberts, 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.

      "Of all fair things the autumn, too, is fair." Euripedes quoted in Plutarch's Lives.

        Recent Publications

        "Footnoting 'Typewriter' at the 65th Annual CCCCs." Teaching English in the Two-Year College 42.3 (March 2015): 304.
        "The Classical Encomium, Too." Rhetoric Review 32.2 (April 2013): 210-214.
        "Next." Teaching English in the Two-Year College 40.3(March 2013): 288.
        "Afterlife." Teaching English in the Two-Year College 40.2 (December 2012): 190.
        "Writing Classical Rhetoric." Rhetoric Review 30.1 (2011): 104-107.

        Recent Conference Presentations

        (International) "Guns and Butter: L.B.J. and the Death of Philia in American Politics." XXV International Conference of Philosophy--July 22-25, 2016. Ancient Olympia, Greece.

        Invited Workshop Speaker. "TYCA PRESENTS Cracking the Books: Integrating Reading and Writing in the Composition Classroom." Conference on College Composition and Communications -March19th, 2014. Indianapolis, IN.

        "The Rational Rhetoric of Faith." Conference on College Composition and Communications -March 2013, Las Vegas, NV.

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