Leslie S Taylor, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
650 College Dr. Dalton, GA 30720
My office hours are posted on my offfice door. Other times as necessary by appointment.
Ph.D. Georgia State University
M.A. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
B.A. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
I began teaching at Dalton State in 2007. Since then, I have taught ENGL 90, 96, 98, 1100, 1101, 3000, 3015, 3020, 3040 as well as FYES and RGTE 0199. From 2009-2018, I was Coordinator of the Writing Lab, but now I am back to teaching full-time. I couldn't be happier to be back in the classroom. I love teaching, and I love working with students.
I want to help students see the many ways that writing can make their lives better. As Lloyd Bitzer wrote, "The world presents imperfections to be modified by means of discourse--hence the practical need for rhetorical investigation." This idea--that we can study rhetoric and writing as a way to improve the world around us--is a guiding principle for the work I do in writing classes.
My teaching and research interests include first-year composition, composition pedagogy, current-traditional rhetoric, and ancient rhetoric, among many other areas in the field of rhetoric and composition.