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English

College of Arts and Humanities

Loretta Gray

Department of English

L&L Bldg, 403 D
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7558
Phone: (509) 963-1540
E-mail: Loretta.Gray@cwu.edu
 

Professor of English

Curriculum Vitae | Publications

Professor of English and General Education Coordinator at Central Washington University, Loretta Gray has a PhD in applied linguistics and master's degrees in Spanish and Teaching English as a Second Language. Along with her work on the Harbrace handbooks, she is the author of English Verbs and co-author of Understanding English Grammar and Rhetorical Grammar: Grammatical Choices, Rhetorical Effects. Professor Gray regularly teaches courses in linguistics, rhetorical grammar, pedagogical grammar, and discourse analysis. Her work brings together research on grammar, discourse, language acquisition, and composition studies with the goal of helping students become accomplished writers and teachers.  


Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, Applied Linguistics, Boston University, 1993 Master of Arts, Spanish, Middlebury College, 1990

Master of Arts, Teaching English as a Second Language, School for International Training, 1983

Bachelor of Arts, English, College of St. Catherine, 1982, summa cum laude

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Professor, Department of English, 1999-present Associate Professor, Department of English, 1996-1999 Assistant Professor, Department of English, 1992-1996 Instructor, School for International Training, 1991-1992

Coordinator and Instructor, Putney School, Summers 1991, 1993 Instructor, Clemson University, 1987-1989

Tutor, Waterville Valley Academy, 1985-1987 Instructor, Jacksonville University, Summer 1986 Teacher, Edward Devotion School, 1984-1985 Instructor, Cushing Academy, Summer 1984

Instructor, University Southern California (Madrid), Spring 1984 Instructor, Fundación Ponce de León, Fall 1983

Instructor, College of St. Catherine, Summers 1982, 1983

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Courses Taught at Central Washington University

Pedagogical Grammar and Discourse

English Grammar

English Linguistics

History of the Langauge

Discourse Analysis

Composition

Teaching First-Year Composition Literacy

Phonetics and Phonology

Practical Application in Composition Principles and Practices of TESOL Practicum

Research Colloquium Rhetoric

Second Language Acquisition

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Books

Gray, Loretta. English Verbs. 3rd ed. Chicago: McGraw-Hill, 2019.

Glenn, Cheryl, and Loretta Gray. Harbrace Essentials with Resources for Writing in the Disciplines. 3rd ed. Stamford: Cengage Learning, 2019. [Along with another version: Harbrace Essentials]

Glenn, Cheryl, and Loretta Gray. The Writer's Harbrace Handbook. 6th ed. Boston: Wadsworth, 2017.

Glenn, Cheryl, and Loretta Gray. The Hodges Harbrace Handbook. 18th ed. Boston: Wadsworth, 2017.

Kolln, Martha, and Loretta Gray. Rhetorical Grammar: Grammatical Choices, Rhetorical Effects. 8th ed. New York: Pearson Education, 2017.

Kolln, Martha, Loretta Gray, and Joe Salvatore. Understanding English Grammar. 10th ed. New York: Pearson, 2016.

 

Articles

Gray, Loretta. "College Students' Use of Reporting Verbs and Verb Complements in Academic Papers." Journal of Literature, Languages and Linguistics 55 (2019): 22-25.

Gray, Loretta, and Paula Heuser. "Nonacademic Professionals' Perception of Usage Errors." Journal of Basic Writing 22.1 (2003): 50-70.

Gray, Loretta. “Easy as Potato: A Lesson on Clichés.” English Journal 90.4 (2001): 27- 28.

Darwin, Clayton, and Loretta Gray. “The Authors Respond.” TESOL Quarterly 34.1 (2000): 165-73.

Darwin, Clayton, and Loretta Gray. “Going After the Phrasal Verb: An Alternative Approach to Classification.” TESOL Quarterly 33.1 (1999): 65-83.

 

Book Reviews

Gray, Loretta. “Review of The American Heritage Dictionary, Fifth Edition." Journal of English Linguistics 42.2 (2014): 177-80.

Gray, Loretta. “Review of The Place of Grammar in Writing Instruction.” Rev. of The Place of Grammar in Writing Instruction, by Susan M. Hunter and Ray Wallace. Inland 18.2 (1995): 45-46.

 

Conference Papers and Presentations

Gray, Loretta, and Joseph Salvatore. "Progressive Approaches to Grammar, Punctuation, and Usage." Conf. on Coll. Composition and Communication. Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Mar. 2017.

Gray, Loretta. “Seeing Tense Shifts with New Eyes.” ATEG Conference. Willamette University, Salem, July 2008.

Gray, Loretta. “Surveying the Scene of the Error: From Frequency to Relative Significance.” Conf. on Coll. Composition and Communication. Hilton Hotel, New Orleans, Apr. 2008.

Gray, Loretta. “Rhetorical Grammar.” Conf. on Coll. Composition and Communication.

Hilton Hotel, New Orleans, Apr. 2008.

Gray, Loretta. “Formulaic Expressions: Scaffolding for Fluency.” Conf. on Coll. Composition and Communication. Hilton Hotel, New York City, Mar. 2007.

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