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Pamela Todoroff

Pamela Todoroff 

Title: Special Lecturer
Office: 143 O'Dowd Hall
Phone: 248-370-3688
Fax: 248-370-2748
E-mail: todoroff@oakland.edu

Biography
Currently, Pamela Todoroff is in the middle of preparing two projects for publication, moving to a new home, and looking for a new puppy. Her most memorable course themes include the immigrant writer, consumerism, and language v. truth

Degrees

B.A. History, Northwestern University

M.Liberal Arts, American Culture, University of MI

M.A., Comp & Rhet, University of MI-Flint

Certificate of Organizational Management, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Notre Dame Institute


Teaching Philosophy
After composing dreadfully sappy poetry in high school and insufferable academic essays throughout college, it wasn’t until I attempted to make a living by creating combinations of words that I learned the true nature of a genuinely skilled writer. During many years as a free-lance writer, generating everything from marketing copy for small businesses to newsletters for private schools, I learned the business of writing. Some of my articles began to appear in regional publications and in weekly newspapers. Eventually I was responsible for train-the-trainer materials, risk management policies, annual reports, media releases and client correspondence at a financial institution. Now my free-lance and corporate communication background seasons my academic training in composition and rhetoric so that both practical as well as theoretical experiences enhance every classroom, every assignment.
I ask students to explore visual rhetoric, from both the beholder and the creator viewpoints. Some other favorite assignments: the Argument SLAM, Walking Wikis, and a PSA. I'm working on a project that considers emails as postcards and I'm trying to convert the traditional portfolio assignment into a chapbook.

Pamela Todoroff began teaching at OU in 2012.