Gabriele Bechtel

Lead Department Adviser
Associate Teaching Professor 

356 Bachelor Hall
Oxford Campus


  • PhD in Rhetoric and Communication, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2009
  • MA in English, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg, Germany, 1997
  • BA in English and French, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg, Germany, 1996

Teaching Interests

  • L2 Writing and Communication
  • Reflection in Teaching and Learning
  • Intercultural Communication

Research Interests

  • Reflection in (L2) Teaching and Learning
  • Third Culture Identities

Selected Publications

  • “Tracing the Non-Debatable Topic in Online Discussion.” In R. Taiwo (Ed.), Handbook of Research in Discourse Behavior and Digital Communication: Language Structures and Social Interaction. Hershey, PA: IGI Global 2010.
  • Rhetoric Online. Persuasion and Politics on the World Wide Web, by Barbara Warnick.Rhetoric Society Quarterly 38: 2 (2008): 224-228. (Review)