Dr. Elliott Gruner
Professor of English/Director of Composition
BS, US Military Academy at West Point, MA, PhD, University of Washington
Office: Ellen Reed House
Elliott Gruner teaches writing, rhetoric, literature, film, and adventure education. 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 as Director of Composition, on the Institutional Review Board, as a dissertation chair, as well as for other faculty and institutional organizations. His signature project for the last few years has been theming writing classes through Cluster Composition. In addition, he authored new courses on grammar, argument, comic art, narrative, and the manifesto. 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, narrative, 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: Experiential education and writing.
- EN 1200 Composition
- EN 3120 Advanced Composition
- ED 5430 Internship in College Teaching
- EN 2000 Exploring Grammar
- ENDI 2305 Creating Arguments
- ENDI 2205 The Story
- EN 3765 Special Topic: Comic Art and Narrative