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Dr. Dana Loewy

Dr. Loewy has taught both graduate and undergraduate business communication classes at Cal State Fullerton since 1996. Beginning in fall 2008, she has also taught intermediate and advanced German courses at CSUF. As a visiting scholar, she has given presentations on various business communication topics at Fachhochschule Nürtingen, Germany. Furthermore, Dr. Loewy is a business etiquette consultant certified by the Protocol School of Washington.

Prior to coming to Fullerton, Dr. Loewy was a lecturer in the Freshman Writing Program at the University of Southern California, where she obtained her doctorate in English/American Literature. During her graduate education, she also taught at various area community colleges.

Dr. Loewy holds a master's degree in English, communication, and linguistics from Bonn University, Germany, where she also studied Slavic languages and literatures and took business classes.

Since 1993 Dr. Loewy has worked as a free-lance translator of film subtitles and as a brand-name consultant in the United States. In addition to German, Dr. Loewy is also fluent in her native tongue, Czech, and understands several other Indo-European languages. Dr. Loewy has published translations of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry—most notably The Early Poetry of Jaroslav Seifert (1997) and On the Waves of TSF (2004).

Most recently, Dr. Loewy has coauthored with Dr. Mary Ellen Guffey two market-leading textbooks: Business Communication: Process & Product, now in its 8th edition, and Essentials of Business Communication, 10th edition. The former textbook received the 2013 McGuffey Award by the Textbook Authors Association for sustained excellence and longevity in the market.

In her spare time, Dr. Loewy engages in several water sports and is an avid runner, having completed 29 national and international marathons. She loves to read and write, enjoys the ballet and opera, and rides motorcycles on weekends. She is a frequent traveler and has a passion for European cinema.

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