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Faculty and Staff - Terence Elliott

Terence Elliott

Terence Elliott

Instructor

Office:  Cherry Hall 20B
Phone:  270-745-5768
Email:  terry.elliott@wku.edu

Bio

I teach liberal education at WKU.  Some people call it ‘gen ed’, but I call it liberal education.  I teach   “Introduction to College Writing”, “Introduction to Literature”, and “Writing in the Disciplines”.  I am also fond of Oxford commas.

I have taught grades 8-12 for ten years before University and ran my own chimney repair business ten years before that.  My wife and I own and operate a fifty acre sheep farm in Hart County, KY.  We shear them ourselves.  It is hard messy work just like writing and reading.  Trust me on this.

I am fond of shiny tech, but I am also a fond user of old technologies like 3X5 cards and ink laden newspapers.  Western is a place to connect with folks like me and a place for me to connect with folks like you, digitally or face-to-face or any other way that presents itself.

Teaching: 

WKU, Continuing Instructor,  2004-present

Hart County High School, Teacher,  1994-2004

Research:

Weblog  Self-Efficacy in First Year College Writing Environments

Toni Morrison’s Beloved:  A Cognitive Linguistic Analysis

Hashtag Chats and Rhetorical Facilitation

Social Capital in Professional Educational Groups:  the WKU Writing Project

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