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Lauren E. Rinke

Headshot - LAUREN E. RINKE
Special Lecturer
Office: 147 O'Dowd Hall
Phone: (248) 370-4124
Fax: (248) 370-2748
Email: [email protected]


Lauren E. Rinke has been teaching at Oakland University since 2010. In addition to teaching first-year writing courses, she facilitates the fall and spring Writing Marathons, Meadow Brook Writing Project youth writing workshops, and has acted as a Faculty Adviser for Orientation and New Student Programs, as well as an English Program Mentor for the Department of English.

As an alum and instructor, Lauren loves the community and atmosphere of Oakland. She achieves to foster within her students the ability to communicate and write conscientiously and coherently, in order to maintain successful academic and professional careers, and hopefully effect positive change in the world. Lauren Rinke was the recipient of the WRT Teaching Excellence Award in 2017.


M.A. in English. Oakland University.
B.A. in English Literature and Film Studies. Michigan State University.


WRT 1050 Composition I
WRT 1060 Composition II

Selected Projects and Publications

OU Writing Marathon (2011-Present)

Instructional Methods for Students with ASD - The Writing Process and Beyond, Lilly Conference (2017)

Video Pedagogy and Teaching for Transfer across Media, Panelist, CCCC (2017)

Metacognition and Mindfulness: Promoting Self-Awareness, Focus, and Calm in First-Year Classrooms, Lilly Conference (2016)

Great Lakes Regional Student Success Conference (2017)

"Constructing a Solid Piece of Writing: Peer Review in the Composition Classroom,” in Grizz Writes (2012)

Using Advertisements in the Composition Classroom, Side by Side Symposium (2011)

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