Meet the Staff

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Brenda R. Quaye, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Academic Integrity

Brenda joined Miami University in 2012. As the Assistant Director for Academic Integrity, she is responsible for providing leadership for academic integrity education, practice, and policy at Miami and is the primary point-of-contact for faculty and students regarding academic integrity questions and issues. Before joining Miami, she served as the Director of Academic Integrity at George Mason University, as the Assistant Director of Student Conduct at the University of Maryland, and the Director of Gregg Affairs at Shippensburg University. Brenda earned a BA in English at North Dakota State University, and MA in English at Ball State University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education at the Pennsylvania State University. Her research focused on how students understand and make decisions about academic dishonesty and how the classroom context affects students' decisions.

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Tyaira Smith, Coordinator for Academic Integrity Initiatives

Tyaira joined Miami University in 2020. As the Coordinator for Academic Integrity Initiatives, she is responsible for delivering education to students on academic integrity and conducting Procedural Reviews with students involved in suspected cases of academic dishonesty. Before joining Miami., she served as a Residence Director at Lake Forest College and a Community Coordinator at Denison University. Tyaira earned her B.A. in Criminal Justice at Adrian College and M.A. Ed.H.D. in Higher Education Administration at the George Washington University.