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Dr. Elif Guler came to Longwood University as an Assistant Professor of English (Rhetoric and Professional Writing) in 2014 after teaching for seven years at Old Dominion University. She has a B.A. in International Relations, an M.A. in Professional Writing, and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Writing, and Discourse Studies. She is currently an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Professional Writing Program in the Department of English and Modern Languages.
Dr. Guler teaches courses and conducts research in the areas of cultural rhetoric, civic and professional writing, and women’s studies. She is a winner of the Raiford Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Whatley Article Award given annually by the Popular Culture Association in the South.
In addition to the various department, college, and university committees, Dr. Guler served on Longwood's Faculty Senate and is an active member of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing, the National Council of Teachers of English, the Rhetoric Society of America, and the Rhetoric Society of Europe.
She regularly organizes panels, facilitates workshops, and presents her own work at conferences across the world. Her most recent book chapter on the indigenous rhetorical notions in a medieval Turkic text (as part of a recently growing scholarly movement to recover non-Western and global approaches to rhetoric) is forthcoming in Alternative Sources for Rhetorical Traditions (in press).
Courses taught at Longwood:
“An Overview of Kut and Töre as the Pillars of the Turkish Rhetorical Tradition.” The Routledge Handbook of Comparative World Rhetorics Studies in the History, Application, and Teaching of Rhetoric Beyond Traditional Greco-Roman Contexts (ed. by Keith Lloyd). New York: Routledge, 2020.
“Understanding Turkish Rhetoric in the Intertextuality of Two Seminal Texts: The Orkhon Inscriptions and Ataturk’s Nutuk” (with I. Goksel). Advances in the History of Rhetoric, vol. 22 no. 2, 2019. 194-207.
“The Symbolic Restoration of Women’s Place in Turkey’s Resurrection.” Studies in Popular Culture, Volume 40, Issue 2, 2018.
“The Pedagogical Implications of Teaching Atatürk’s ‘Address to the Youth’ for Global Rhetoric and Civic Action in the U.S. Writing Classroom” (with I. Goksel). Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning, Volume 17, Issue 2, 2017.
Foundational Practices in Online Writing Instruction (Asst Editor with Beth Hewett and Kevin DePew). Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2015.
“Blogs, Collaboration, and Assessment” (with Carl Whithaus, et al). Collaboration, Literature and Composition: Essays for Teachers and Writers of English. Eds. Frank Gaughan and Peter Khost. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2007. 173-190.
More information about Dr. Guler can be found on her personal website: www.elifguler.com