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English Department Faculty Profile - Elizabeth S. Priest

Elizabeth S. Priest  Dr. Elizabeth S. Priest

Writing Center Assistant Director, Department of English

(336) 750-2185
prieste@wssu.edu

Department of English
103C Hauser
601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
Background 
• Elizabeth S. Priest joined Winston-Salem State University in 1998 as
  an instructor of composition and world literature in the English and
  Foreign Languages Department
• Master of Science in Communications from Rensselaer Polytechnic
  Institute
Position Responsibilities 
As the Writing Center Assistant Director and teacher of Composition, World Literature, and Liberal Learning courses, Elizabeth S. Priest is dedicated to helping students Write Right, Write Well, and Write to Success.
As a perennial instructor of composition, Elizabeth S. Priest lives her life enlightened by the guiding principles of "The Thesis," the heartbeat, soul, and driving force that sustains a paper from beginning to end.  Her life's thesis is a commitment to clarity, steadiness of spirit, and patient dedication.
She nurtures, nudges, and encourages students to find the foundational thesis that informs their writing and supports their own lives.
Credentials
Curriculum Vitae
Courses Taught: ENG 1301 and 1302 ‐ Freshman Composition; ENG 2301 and 2301 - World Literature;  ENG 2101 ‐ Tutor Training for the Writing Center; ENG 1313 ‐ Writing in a Digital World; LLS 1310 - Writing with Words, Sounds, and Video
Research Interest
History of HBCU Writing Centers
Philosophy
Interviewer: How much rewriting do you do?
Hemingway: It depends. I rewrote the ending of Farewell to Arms, the last page of it, 39 times before I was satisfied.
Interviewer: Was there some technical problem there? What was it that had stumped you?
Hemingway: Getting the words right.
(Ernest Hemingway, "The Art of Fiction," The Paris Review Interview, 1956)

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