Danielle DeFauw, Ph.D.

Director, Field Placement; Associate Professor, Reading and Language Arts
College of Education, Health, and Human Services
262 Fairlane Center South | 19000 Hubbard Drive | Dearborn, MI 48126

Teaching Areas:

Elementary Certification

Research Areas:

Literacy, Pedagogy and Interventions, PreK-12 Education (Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary), Service Learning

Biography and Education

Danielle DeFauw is an associate professor of reading and language arts at the College of Education, Health, and Human Services, University of Michigan-Dearborn. She received her Ph.D. in Reading Education from Oakland University in 2010. She obtained both her Master of Education in Literacy K-12 Specialization and Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Michigan-Flint.

Her research interests focus on writing and flipped learning. She has conducted both qualitative and quantitative research on writing instruction, including teacher-writers and using authentic writing tasks with elementary students to support writing motivation.