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Elizabeth Bir

Dr. Elizabeth Bir

Assistant Professor

Office:  Helen T. Chick Building 219
Phone:  (910) 672-1824
Fax:     (910) 672-1846


English Rhetoric and Composition
UNC - Greensboro, 2007 

Teaching Matters: Pedagogical Ideologies and Success in the Basic Writing Classroom.

English Rhetoric and Composition
North Carolina State University, 1998

American Studies and History
UNC - Chapel Hill, 1993

Course Syllabi (Fall 2015)
ENGL 231 - Advanced Grammar
Other Courses 
ENGL 120 - English Composition II


"Evaluating Sources Activity for First-Year Composition."   Syllabus 2.1 (2013).  Web. "African American Male First Year Writing."  Syllabus 2.1 (2013).  Web.

"Academic Confidence and Summer Bridge Learning Communities."  Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory and Practice 13.2 (2011):  519-548.  Co-authored with David Allen. 

"CHEER:  A Summer Bridge to Increased Retention." Successful Models for Effectively Retaining and Graduating Students.   New York:  Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Inc., 2009. Rev. of Language Diversity in the Classroom: From Intention to Practice. Issues in Writing 15.2 (Spring 2005): 221-226. Print.

"Stop Shouting!" Lore:  An E-Journal for Teachers of Writing (Summer 2004).  Web.

"Training Tutors to Recognize Dialectical Difference"  Writing Lab Newsletter 27.9 (May 2003):  4-5.  Print.  Co-authored with Carmen Christopher. 

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