Jennifer Coon

Jen Coon

Jennifer Coon

Special Lecturer
Office: 147 O'Dowd Hall
Phone: (248) 370-4124
Fax: (248) 370-2748
Skype: JLCoonlap


Jennifer Coon has been teaching at Oakland since 2005. She is a Special Lecturer in both the Department of Writing and Rhetoric and the B.A. in Liberal Studies Program. Her research and work focus on international reading/writing practices, cultural ethnographies, affective learning, building relationships with online learners, faculty collaboration, and service writing with the elderly. She is part of the founding steering committee of TEDxOaklandUniversity which brings together community leaders, innovators, business front-runners and students to explore life-changing themes. She works to foster community growth through pro-social behavior at OU with her student organization Mission:Kindness.


M.A. in Written Communications: Teaching of Writing. Eastern Michigan University.
B.A. in English Language and Literature. Oakland University.


WRT 1050 Composition I
WRT 1060 Composition II
LBS 1000
HC 2060

Selected Publications

Coon, J. L., Gabrion, L. & Smydra, R. (2019). Engaging and interactive practices for online writers: Fostering writing development and self-efficacy. Journal of Teaching Writing.

Coon, J. L., Gabrion, L. & St. Pierre, M. L. (2017). Revision: Improving your texts. In M. Schoen (Ed.) Grizz Writes: A guide to first-year writing at Oakland University. (pp.57-64). Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press.

Coon, J. L. (2013). How other nations approach reading and writing. In A. S. Horning., E.W. Kraemer (Eds.) Reconnecting Reading & Writing. (pp. 55-68). Anderson, SC: Parlor Press. WAC Clearninghouse.