Steve Engel is an award-winning teacher who specializes in first-year composition, writing in the disciplines, and business and professional writing. Currently, he is the director of the Nancy A. McDonough Geschke Writing Center and an assistant professor of English in the English and Modern Languages department. His research interests include plagiarism, gameful pedagogy, and the role of failure in the writing classroom.
Before earning his PhD in English and Education from the University of Michigan, he taught high school English and drama for 14 years at Brighton High School in Rochester, New York. Steve was named a White House Commission on Presidential Scholars Distinguished Teacher, a New York State English Council Educator of Excellence, a winner of the David and Linda Moscow Prize for Excellence in Teaching Composition, as well as winning the 2017 Marygrove College Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching.