Steven Engel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English
Director of Composition

Program: English

Phone: 419-783-2338

Email: sengel@defiance.edu

Steve Engel

CERTIFICATIONS

Graduate Teacher Certificate, University of Michigan
English 7-12, Permanent, New York State
Theatre, Statement of Continued Eligibility, New York State

TEACHING INTERESTS

Plagiarism, failure, writing pedagogy, baseball and fiction, gameful pedagogy, graphic novels, creative writing

PUBLICATIONS

Washington, C., Myrick, J., & 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. (March 2016). Stamp of authenticity: Using the Maya Angelou Forever Stamp to explore quotation and authorship. The CCCC-IP annual: Top intellectual property developments of 2015. The Intellectual Property Caucus of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Retrieved from http://www.ncte.org/cccc/committees/ip/2015-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.

Engel, S., & Gerben, C. (March 2013). The Harvard cheating scandal: The language of plagiarism and collaboration in the age of the social internet. The CCCC-IP Annual: Top intellectual property developments of 2012. The Intellectual Property Caucus of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Retrieved from http://www.scribd.com/doc/128913820/CCCC-IP-Annual-2012.

Engel, S. & Gerben, C. (2013). Rule-Playing: Gamers' role in interacting with the rules of play. In Z. Waggoner (Ed.), Terms of play: Essays on words that matter in videogame theory. (pp. 47-59). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Rex, L.A., Thomas, E.E., & Engel, S. (2010). Applying Toulmin: Teaching logical reasoning and argumentative writing, English Journal, 99(6): 56-62.

Engel, S., ed. (1998). Readings on J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. The Greenhaven Literary Companion to American Literature. San Diego: Greenhaven.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

"Something to Write About: Using Games to Make Professional Writing Engaging." Corridors Great Lakes Writing and Rhetoric conference. Sept. 2019. Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI.

"Meaningful Choices: Using Project-based Learning to Teach Professional Writing." Academic Writing and Innovation. Apr. 2018. National University of Ireland Galway. Galway, Ireland.

"Epic Fail." National Council of Teachers of English. Nov. 2016 Atlanta, GA.

"Stealing, Cheating, Lying, and Copying: Why Colleges Get So Upset about Plagiarism. A Workshop on Avoiding Plagiarism." MCAP workshop. Oct. 2016. Marygrove College, Detroit, MI.

"Portfolios and Audiences: Sharing Resources and Ideas." WIDE-EMU '16. Oct. 2016. Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.

"Composing Comics: Theory and Practice for Writing Teachers." Workshop. Mar. 2016. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Houston, TX.

"Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship." University of Michigan English Department. Oct. 2015. Ann Arbor, MI.

"Is Plagiarism Writing?" WIDE-EMU '15. Oct. 2015. Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI.

"Research Made Easy." Marygrove College Social Work Department. Jul. 2015. Detroit, MI.

"Retracted Papers - Why They Continue to be Heavily Cited and What to do about It. 'There Ought to be a Law...'" Co-presenter with Jennifer Griggs. Good Advice: Case Studies in Clinical Research, Regulation, and the Law. Clinical & Translational Science Institute. May 2015. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.

"Avoiding Plagiarism." Workshop. Marygrove College Student Success Center. Mar. 2015. Detroit, MI.

"Imagination as Plagiarism Prevention: Using ComicLife to Enter into Scholarly Conversations." College English Association. Mar. 2015. Indianapolis, IN.

"Remixing Scholarship, Remixing the Classroom: Opening New Spaces for Teaching and Learning through Video." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Mar. 2014. Indianapolis, IN.

"Reputation, Retraction, and the Cost of Citation." WIDE-EMU '13.Oct. 2013. Eastern Michigan University. Ypsilanti, MI.

"Ghost Writing." WIDE-EMU '12. Michigan State University. Oct. 2012 East Lansing, MI.

"Gatekeepers: How High School English Teachers' Beliefs about Plagiarism Influence First-Year Writing." Conference on College Composition and Communication.Mar. 2012 St. Louis, MO.

"New Sites for Composition: Studying the Research of Writing in Digital Spaces." HASTAC Conference. Dec. 2011 Ann Arbor, MI.

"Not in 'Some Atemporal Ether': Using a Real-Time Collaborative Text Editor to Challenge Plagiarism." National Council of Teachers of English. Nov. 2011.Chicago, IL.

"Show your work: Using iEtherpad to explore process." WIDE-EMU '11. Oct. 2011. Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.

"Creating Connections and Sites for Enacting ELA Teaching Practices: Using Discourse Oriented Concepts and Flexible Teaching Practices in Methods Courses." Conference on English Education. Jun. 2011. New York City, NY.

"Room to Roam: Navigating the Promise and Perils of 'Enhanced' Classrooms." Computers and Writing. May 2011. Ann Arbor, MI.

"Navigating the College Admissions Essay: Pitfalls and Promise." National Council of Teachers of English. Nov. 2009. San Francisco, CA.

"Countering the Catchphrase Environment: Rhetorical Choices in an OER Web-text." Making Meaning: Language and Rhetoric in Real World Spaces. Graduate Student Conference. University of Michigan. Sept. 2009. Ann Arbor, MI.

"Seeing Arguments: Using Digital Media to Visualize Academic Literacy." National Association for Media Literacy Education Meeting. Aug. 2009. Detroit, MI.

"Expanding the Frame: Using ComicLife to Make Visible the Inner Workings of Composition." Expanding Literacy Studies Conference. Ohio State University. Apr. 2009. Columbus, OH.

AWARDS & HONORS

Ben Prize (Excellence in Teaching Composition), University of Michigan
Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, Marygrove College
David and Linda Moscow Prize for Excellence in Teaching Composition, University of Michigan
Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) Scholar
Educator of Excellence, New York State English Council
Distinguished Teacher, White House Commission on Presidential Scholars

ACADEMIC DEGREES

Ph.D., English and Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
M.A., English, State University of New York at Brockport, Brockport, NY
B.A., English, State University of New York at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY