Smydra

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

Degrees

  • PhD, Educational Leadership, Oakland University, 2018 - 2023
  • Post-masters certificate in Higher Education, Oakland University
  • M.A., Eastern Michigan University
  • B.A., Calvin College

Publications

Educating Educators: Implementing Quality Online Teaching Certification Programs. Michigan Academician, Michigan Academician: 2018, Vol. 45, No. 2, 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


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