Elizabeth A. Vander Lei
Professor Vander Lei graduated from Calvin College with a degree in English in 1985. She then attended Arizona State University, where she received an MA in English as a second language in 1987 and a PhD in rhetoric and composition in 1995.
- Marilynne Robinson’s Lila
- All of Annie Dillard's non-fiction
- Stanley Wiersma's poetry in Purpaleanie and Other Permutations and Style and Class
- Volunteering at the Neland Avenue CRC Children’s Garden
- Taking Kevin, her Pembroke Welsh Corgi, on walks
- Traveling with her spouse
- Faculty Profile: Elizabeth Vander Lei, Calvin News and Stories
Professor Vander Lei is academic dean for the Division of Arts, Languages, and English and the Division of Social Sciences and Contextual Disciplines.
- Corpus linguistics and the speeches of Malcolm X
- Religious faith and the teaching of writing
- Writing across the disciplines
Real Texts: Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines
by Dean Ward, Elizabeth Vander Lei
Published: February 25, 2011
Negotiating Religious Faith in the Composition Classroom
by Elizabeth Vander Lei, Bonnie L Kyburz
Published: August 22, 2005
Renovating Rhetoric in Christian Tradition
Published: February 28, 2014
- Renovating Rhetoric in Christian Tradition (co-edited with Tom Amorose, Beth Daniell, Anne Gere). University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014.
- Real Texts: Reading and Writing across the Disciplines, 2nd ed. (co-authored with Dean Ward). New York: Pearson Longman, 2011.
- Negotiating Religious Faith in the Writing Classroom (co-edited with Bonny Kyburz). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann Boynton/Cook, 2005.
- “Where the Wild Things Are: Christian Students in the Figured Worlds of Composition Research.” In Mapping Religious Rhetoric, edited by Michael John DePalma and Jeffrey Ringer, 65–84. New York: Routledge, 2014.
- “‘Ain’t We Got Fun?’: Teaching Writing in a Violent World.” In Renovating Rhetoric in Christian Tradition, 89–104.
- “Introduction.” In Renovating Rhetoric in Christian Tradition, ix–xvi.
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