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Rachel V. Smydra

Special Instructor
322 O'Dowd Hall
(248) 370-2380
smydra@oakland.edu

Degrees
B.A. from Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan M.A. from Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Publications

Great World Spins. Twenty-First Century Novels: The First Decade. 3 volumes. Detroit: Gale,

         Cengage Learning, 2011.

 The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Twenty-First Century Novels: The First Decade. 3 volumes.

         Detroit: Gale, Cengage Learning, 2011.

 Where I Must Go. Twenty-First Century Novels: The First Decade. 3 volumes. Detroit: Gale,

         Cengage Learning, 2011.

 Oxygen. Twenty-First Century Novels: The First Decade. 3 volumes. Detroit: Gale, Cengage Learning,

         2011.

 Await Your Reply. Twenty-First Century Novels: The First Decade. 3 volumes. Detroit: Gale, Cengage

         Learning, 2011

   “Academic Service Learning: Moving Your Students Outside of the Classroom – Literally.” Oakland

   Journal. (Fall 2010).

 “Deconstructing Collaboration.”  Oakland Journal. (With second author, Cynthia Miree, School of

         Business). Winter 2009.

“Chick Lit’s Re-Packaging of Plagiarism: The Debate Over Chick Lit’s Influence on Authorship and

         Publishing.”  Plagiary.  Vol. 2, No. 8 (Peer Reviewed).

 “Ethics Under Attack” (With second author Serge Kruk, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and

         Statistics, Oakland University)  Oakland University Journal, No. 10. (Winter 2006): 75-85.

  “The Challenge of Plagiarism Control in Universities and Colleges,” Association of Business

         Communication Conference, Proceedings from the 69th Annual Convention, Cambridge, MA

         October 25-29, 2004.  44 pars. 256-269. (Fall 2004).

      

Interests

Grammar, Writing in the Workplace, Intellectual Property, Academic Misconduct, Collaboration Techniques, and Writing Online

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