Introducing Dr. Li

To continue Preregistration week, today I’ll be introducing Elon’s newest PWR Professor, Dr. Li.

Li Li-1Dr. Li completed her bachelor’s degree at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in Guangzhou, China; followed by her master’s degree, which she completed at University of Edinburgh in the UK; and finally her doctorate, which she completed at the University of Iowa. She has experience teaching in China, the UK, and the US in a variety of courses, including topics such as intercultural communication and rhetoric & composition. Dr. Li’s research focuses on data visualization, visual rhetorics, and intercultural rhetorics, which she says is inspired by her cross-cultural academic journey.

As I mentioned Monday, this fall, Dr. Li will be teaching a PWR special topics course on Data & Information Visualization.  This course is designed to help students develop a rhetorical understanding of information graphics. Dr. Li notes that English majors today are expected to have “hybrid-identities” and be more than just a writer.  Through this new course, Dr. Li plans to work with students to cultivate skills that will help them become effective information designers, and reach beyond “just” writing.

I hope you all will join me in welcoming Dr. Li to the PWR department, and don’t forget to register for Dr. Li’s ENG 313 Topics: Data & Information Visualization!

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