Faculty Bio

Steven Engel

Associate Professor of English

About Me

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.

CV
  • Office: MC 286 and LA 028 (Writing Center)
  • Phone: (313) 927-1541 and (313) 927-1278
  • Email: sengel@marygrove.edu
Steven Engel Faculty Bio

Honors and Awards

  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, Marygrove College, 2017

  • David & Linda Moscow Prize for Excellence in Teaching Composition, University of Michigan, 2011

  • Distinguished Teacher, White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, 1995

Areas of Interest

  • Plagiarism

  • Gameful Pedagogy

  • Role of Failure in Writing Classrooms

Research Projects

  • Aristotle Gets a Job: A Rhetorical Approach to Professional Writing

  • Corpus-Based Study of Writing at an Urban Small Liberal Arts College (SLAC)

  • PBL in Professional Writing Classes

Publications

  • Washington, C. Myrick, J., III, & Engel, S. (June 2017). Plagiarism in the age of Trump. The CCCC-IP annual: Top intellectual property developments of 2016. The Intellectual Property Caucus of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Retrieved from http://www.ncte.org/cccc/committees/ip/2016-developments

  • Engel, S., Howell, K., Johnson, J., & McGinnis, J. (June 2015). Plagiarism and PTSD: The case of Senator John Walsh's plagiarized paper. The CCCC-IP annual: Top intellectual property developments of 2014. The Intellectual Property Caucus of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Retrieved from http://www.ncte.org/cccc/ committees/ip/2014-developments

  • McBee Orzulak, M., Lillge, D., Engel, S., and Haviland, V. (Oct 2014). Contemplating trust in times of uncertainty: Uniting practice and interactional awareness to address ethical dilemmas in English teacher education. English Education, 47(1), 80-102.

Education

  • BA, English, State University of New York, College at Geneseo

  • MA, English, State University of New York, College at Brockport

  • Ph.D., English and Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Teaching

  • ENG 108: Academic Writing

  • ENG 207: Introduction to Mass Media

  • ENG 308: Business and Professional Writing

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