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Sherry L Wynn Perdue

Special Lecturer and Director of the Writing Center
Office: Kresge Library Writing Center
Phone: 248-370-3120
Fax: (248) 370-2748
Email: [email protected]


In addition to teaching Writing and Rhetoric courses, Sherry Wynn Perdue, Ph.D., is the Director of the Oakland University Writing Center and an AP English Language and Composition Consultant. She earned graduate degrees in English/American Studies (Michigan State University) and Educational Leadership (Oakland University) and attended the School of Criticism and Theory (then at Dartmouth College). Her current research addresses genre awareness, particularly its role within dissertation supervision. Dr. Wynn’s publications on evidence-based research in writing centers, the unique needs of dissertation writers, information literacy, and undergraduate research have appeared in  The Writing Center JournalEducation LibrariesJournal of Academic Librarianship, and  Perspectives in Undergraduate Research and Mentoring. In addition to composing her own scholarship, she has served as Co-editor of  The Peer Review, Managing Editor of  The Oakland Journal, and Editor of  Re-Visions: Journal of the Women's Studies Program at Michigan State University and  The Oil Pipeline Monitor. For the last few decades, she has maintained WriteSpace, her own editing, ghostwriting, and consulting business.

When not teaching or consulting, Sherry is mentoring undergraduate researchers or presenting her research at conferences. In her fleeting spare time, she is composing a memoir,  Married on a Monday—7 ½ Years Later—and Other Quirky Tales of an Academic Storyteller.


Ph.D. in Educational Leadership. Oakland University
M.A. in English/American Studies. Michigan State University


WRT 1050 Composition I
WRT 1060 Composition II

Department of Writing and Rhetoric

O'Dowd Hall, Room 378
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2746
fax: (248) 370-2748