Danielle DeFauw, Ph.D.

Professor, Reading and Language Arts
Danielle DeFauw
College of Education, Health, and Human Services
C21 Fairlane Center South | 19000 Hubbard Drive | Dearborn, MI 48126

Teaching Areas:

Elementary Certification, Writing

Research Areas:

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

Biography and Education

Danielle L. DeFauw is a 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 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.