Danielle DeFauw, Ph.D.
Teaching Areas:Elementary Certification, Writing
Research Areas:Basic Writing Pedagogy, Literacy, Pedagogy and Interventions, PreK-12 Education (Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary), Service Learning, Writing
Biography and Education
Danielle L. 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 with a majors in English Language Arts and Early Childhood from the University of Michigan-Flint.
Her book, Engaging Teachers, Students, and Families in K-6 Writing Instruction: Developing Effective Flipped Writing Pedagogies, published by Routledge in 2020, details her K-6 writing methods course designed to support preservice teachers' development of their teacher-writer voices and use of authentic writing instruction to support students' writing development. 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.