143 O'Dowd Hall
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
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
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.