Rhetoric is a mode of altering reality, not by the direct application of energy to objects, but by the creation of discourse which changes reality through the mediation of thought and action. ~Lloyd Bitzer
I am the coordinator and an assistant professor of the Professional Writing Program at Longwood University, where I teach courses and conduct research in the following areas:
business, technical, and professional writing;
cross-cultural, non-Western, global rhetorics;
discursive construction of identity;
foundations of argumentation and persuasion;
Turkish studies/Turkish rhetorical tradition;
women’s studies/feminist rhetoric.
I also offer workshops and professional development services focused on effective writing in the workplace as well as integrating career development and/or intercultural perspectives into the college curriculum.
Contact: Dr. Elif Guler Department of English & Modern Languages Longwood University Farmville, VA 23909 E-mail: gulere[at]longwood[dot]edu