Elliott G. Gruner

Professor of English/Director of Composition

BS, US Military Academy at West Point, MA, PhD, University of Washington
Email: eggruner@plymouth.edu

Office: Ellen Reed House
Phone: 603-535-3314

Elliott Gruner teaches writing, rhetoric, literature, film, and culture. He has chaired PSU’s General Education Committee and is a past President of PSU’s Chapter of the American Association of University Professors. He also serves on the Institutional Review Board and the Assessment Advisory Group as well as other faculty and institutional organizations. He led the Composition program for five years at PSU. He developed, taught, and supervised preparatory, undergraduate, and graduate level courses in writing, communications, literature and composition at four other colleges. Before coming to PSU, he was Director of Writing Programs at the University of New Hampshire. He also directed writing programs at two other universities. His research interests include writing, rhetoric, grammar, technology, assessment, and American Literature. He has writing experience not only in scholarly publishing but also in professional writing beyond academia. In addition to his listed degrees, he attended the School of Criticism and Theory at Dartmouth College in 1997.

Current research: “Writing at PSU”—a longitudinal study of undergraduate writing at PSU

Courses Taught

EN 1200 Composition
EN 3120 Advanced Composition
ED 5430 Internship in College Teaching
EN 2000 Exploring Grammar
ENDI 2XXX Creating Arguments