Department of English

O'Dowd Hall, Room 544
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2250
fax: (248) 370-4429

Rachel Smydra

A headshot of Rachel V. Smydra.

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

Degrees

  • PhD, Education: Educational Leadership, Oakland University
  • Post-masters certificate in Higher Education, Oakland University
  • M.A., Eastern Michigan University
  • B.A., Calvin College

Publications

Integration of Arts and Humanities in Medical Education: a Narrative Review. Co-authored with Matthew May, Varna Taranikanti, and Misa Mi. Journal of Cancer. 28 July 2021

Engaging and Interactive Practices for Online Writers: Fostering Writing Development and Self-Efficacy. Co-authored with Jennifer Coon and Laura Gabrion. Journal of Teaching and Writing. Vol. 34, No. 1, 2019, pp. 81-101. 

Educating Educators: Implementing Quality Online Teaching Certification Programs. Michigan Academician. Vol. 45, No. 2, 2018, pp. 329-346. (co-author).

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, 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): 75-90

The Challenge of Plagiarism Control in Universities and Colleges,Association of Business Communication Conference, Proceedings from the 69th Annual Convention, Cambridge, MA 44 pars. 256-269. (Fall 2004).

Interests

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

Consulting

Editing, Proposal Writing, Short Custom-designed Writing Courses, Grammar Refresher, Designing Effective Reports and Presentations