EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

FACULTY

Deborah Vriend Van Duinen
Assistant Professor of Education
Secondary Education

E-MAIL: vanduinen@hope.edu

Ph.D., Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education, Michigan State University, 2011
M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, Calvin College, 2002
B.A., English, Religion and Theology, Calvin College, 1998

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

ED 200 Encounters with Culture
ED 285 Content Area Literacy/Instructional Design
ED 286 Field Placement for Secondary Education
ED 287 Classroom Management in Secondary Education Classrooms
IDS 452 Senior Seminar

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

adolescent literacy, literacy theory and pedagogy, English education, secondary teacher preparation and development, children's and young adult literature

PUBLICATIONS

Van Duinen, D. (under review). Learning From Sport-Loving Boys: Developing an Inquiry Stance Into Boys' Out-of-School Literacy Practices. English Journal

Van Duinen, D. V. (forthcoming). Craigslist, LEGO and Wakeboarding: Examining the out-of-school sponsorship of early adolescent boys’ literacy practices. In K. F. Malu & M. B. Schaefer (Eds.), Research on Teaching and Learning with the Literacies of Young Adolescents. Information Age Publishing.

Van Duinen, D. V. (2013).  More Complicated Than You Think: Exploring the relationships between teen boys’ identities and their sports-related literacy practices.  Journal of Sport and Society, v3 n3, p65-78.

Van Duinen, D. V. (2013). Teen Boys’ Overlooked and Undervalued Literacy Practices. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, v57 n1 p20.

Van Duinen, D. V. (2011, Dec 28). "Literacy Matters - In Church" Comment magazine, http://www.cardus.ca/comment/article/3025

Vriend Van Duinen, D. (2009). Review of Literacy and Gender by Gemma Moss. Studies in Second Language Acquisition. v31 n1 p. 138.

Vriend Van Duinen, D. and Wilson, M. (2008). Holding the words in our mouths. English Journal, v97 n3 p. 31-37.

Conley, M., Freidhoff, J., Gritter, K., and Vriend Van Duinen, D. (2008). Strategies that improve adolescents’ performance with content-area tests. In Conley, M., Freidhoff, J., Sherry, M., & Tuckey, S. (Eds.), Meeting the Challenge of Adolescent Literacy: Research We Have, Research We Need (p. 88-103). New York: The Guilford Press.

Fero, M., Ridolfo, J., McKay Chrobak, J., Vriend Van Duinen, D., Wirtz, J., Cushman, E., and Grabill, J. (2006). A reflection on teaching and learning in a Community Literacies Graduate Course. Community Literacy Journal. Vol 1, No 2.

Vriend Van Duinen, D. (2005) Authentic Assessment: Praxis with Power. International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 6, p.141-148.


PRESENTATIONS

Van Duinen, D.V. (forthcoming). Through the back door: Indirectly learning about literacy practices in teaching and research contexts. Paper presentation at the International Christian Community of Teacher Education conference. Ancaster, ON Canada.

Van Duinen, D. V., Sanchez, S., Alquist, M., Forlow, K., & Kotowski, K. (2013, November) Poetry Remixed: Teaching Poetry in 21st Century Ways. Panel presentation at the National Council of Teachers of English. Boston, MA.

Van Duinen, D. V., Hamilton, E., Jimenez, L. & Danzak, R. (2013, November).  Going Graphica: Diverse Contexts, Shared Purposes. Panel presentation at the National Council of Teachers of English conference. Boston, MA.

Van Duinen, D. V. (2013, November). Sports Fans and the Common Core: Honoring Teen Boys’ Sports-related Literacy Practices in the Classroom.  Roundtable presentation at the National Council of Teachers of English conference.  Boston, MA.

Van Duinen, D. V., Sanchez, S., Alquist, M., & Forlow, K. (2013, October). Poetry in New Ways: Teaching Poetry with Technology, Popular Culture, and the Common Core. Panel presentation at the Michigan Council of Teachers of English conference, East Lansing, MI.

Van Duinen, D. V. (2013, June).  Talking with Teen Boys: Indirectly Learning About Their Out-of-School Literacy. Paper presented at the Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference.  Cedarville, OH.

Van Duinen, D. V., Smith, J., & VanMalen, B. (2013, May). Teaching with Twitter: Learning a New Literacy. Presentation at E-Cornucopic Conference of Oakland University. Rochester, MI.

Van Duinen, D. V. & Hamilton, E. (2012, December).  Learning to Teach: Using Comics in Preservice Teacher Education to Push Boundaries. Paper presented at the American Reading Forum conference. Sanibel Island, FL.

Hamilton, E. & Van Duinen, D. V. (2012, December).  Discuss This: Using Google Docs and Metaphorical Hats to Push Boundaries in a Content Area Literacy Course. Paper presented at the American Reading Forum conference. Sanibel Island, FL.

Kottle, S., Gritter, K., & Van Duinen, D. V. (2012, November).  Many Books to Reach and Teach Them All: Using YA Literature to Prepare Pre-Service Teachers for Working with Adolescents Across Content Areas. Paper presented at the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English conference.  Las Vegas, NV.

Hamilton, E., Van Duinen, D. V., Skinner, R, & Powers, J.  (2012, November).  So Many Hats to Wear!  Melding Preservice Teachers’ Coursework and Field Placements to Foster Awareness of Teacher Identities and Roles. Paper  presented at the National Council of Teachers of English conference. Las Vegas, NV.

Van Duinen, D. V. (2012, November). Teen Boys DO Read: Examining the Literacies of Sports Websites, Blogs and Magazines.  Roundtable presentation at the National Council of Teachers of English conference.  Las Vegas, NV.

Van Duinen, D. V. and Powers, J. (2012, October). Literate Sports Fans? Building on Teen Boys’ Sports-Related Literacy Practices in the Classroom. Paper presented at the Michigan Council of Teachers of English conference, East Lansing, MI.

Van Duinen, D. V. (2012, April). Teen Boys' Church Related Literacy Practices: Direct and Indirect Sponsorship. Paper to be presentated at the American Educators Research Association conference. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Van Duinen, D. V. (2011, November).  Teen boys’ sports-related literacy practices: Examining the reading, writing, and viewing surrounding teen boys' involvements and interests in sports. Roundtable presentation at the National Council of Teachers of English conference.  Chicago, IL.

Vriend Van Duinen, D. (2011, February). "We Read Books Here We're Not Supposed to Read": Exploring Spatiality in Adolescent Boys' Literacy Practices. Paper to be presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research conference. Milwaukee, WI.

Vriend Van Duinen, D. (2010, November). YouTube Videos, Football Coaches, and Car Magazines: Adolescent Boys and Their Literacy Sponsors. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. Orlando, FL.

Vriend Van Duinen, D., & Schoon-Tanis, K. (2009, November). Take Your Positions: Analyzing the Interactions Between Adolescent Boys, Teachers, and Texts. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. Philadelphia, PA.

Vriend Van Duinen, D., & Jimerez, L. (2009, July). Criteria for Quality Multicultural Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Presentation at the Great Lakes Folk Festival. East Lansing, MI.

Vriend Van Duinen, D. (2009, June). Language Variation/Dialects in Children’s and Young Adult Literature: Pedagogical Considerations. Paper presented at the International Association of Mother Tongues Education Biannual Conference. Toronto, ON, Canada.

Vriend Van Duinen, D., & Falk, L. (2009, April). Different worlds in different words: Discussing, dismantling and disrupting notions of “Standard English” in the classroom. Paper presented at the Michigan Council of Teachers of English Bright Ideas Conference, East Lansing, MI.

Vriend Van Duinen, D. (2008, October). Dialects in Children’s and Young Adult Literature – Pedagogical Considerations. Workshop presented at the Michigan Council of Teachers of English conference, Lansing, MI.

Dawson, C., Fredricksen, J., Schoon-Tanis, K., Sherry, M., & Vriend Van Duinen, D. (2007, November). Snapshots: Teacher educators examine the thinking of prospective teachers. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. New York, NY.

Vriend Van Duinen, D., Freidhoff, J., & Gritter, K. (2006, December). Teaching the Whys, Whats and Wheres of Teacher Reflection: Using Urban Field Experiences to Challenge Pre-service Teacher Thinking about Adolescent Literacy. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference. Los Angeles, CA.

Dawson, C., Francis, J., Gritter, K., & Vriend Van Duinen, D. (2006, November). Grammar dilemmas: Understanding our purposes in language instruction. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. Pittsburgh, PA.

Vriend Van Duinen, D., & Schoon-Tanis, K. (2006, April). Alternative Assessment with an Edge: Establishing a Connection Between Critical Pedagogy and Informal Assessment Practices. Paper presented at the Michigan Council of Teachers of English Bright Ideas Conference. East Lansing, MI.

Gritter, K., Pu, J., Gritter, R., & Vriend Van Duinen, D. (2005, April). Reading Some History or Reading in History? An Invitation to Discuss Interdisciplinary Reading of Literature. Paper presented at the Michigan Council of Teachers of English Bright Ideas Conference, East Lansing, MI.

Vriend Van Duinen, D., & Schoon-Tanis K. (2005, October). From Isolation to Community: How teacher learning communities transform individual teaching practices. Paper presented at the Michigan Council of Teachers of English conference, Lansing, MI.

Vriend Van Duinen, D. (2005, November). Navigating the Dance between Theory and Practice: The Complex Transition from the Secondary Classroom to the Community of Educational Research. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Pittsburg, PA.

Schoon-Tanis K., & Vriend Van Duinen D. (2004, March). From the Popular to the Critical: Using Popular Culture to Teach Empowering Literacy. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research conference, Columbus, OH.


AWARDS

Towsley Research Scholar Award (2014-2018)
One of the "Top 25 Education Professors in Michigan" (2013)
Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2011)


GRANTS

Jacob E. Nyenhuis Student/Faculty Cooperative Research Grant (2014)
Academic Computing Advisory Team Innovation Fund Grant (2014)
Great Lakes Colleges Association Library of Congress Grant (2013)
Great Lakes Colleges Association New Directions Grant (2013)
Carl Frost Research Center Summer Funding (2013)
Great Michigan Read-Michigan Humanities Council (2013)
ACAT Innovation Fund Grant (2012)

RESEARCH

Student - Faculty Research Project (Summer 2012)
Teens' Out of School Literacy Practices

Dissertation Research 2009-2011
Sponsoring Teen Boys Directly, Sponsoring Teen Boys’ Literacy Practices Indirectly. Michigan State University. Directed by Dr. Mary Juzwik.

Independent Research 2008-2010
Gendered Literacy Sponsorship. Michigan State University.
Directed by Dr. Mary Juzwik.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Member, American Reading Forum 2012-present
Member, Assembly on Young Adult Literature 2012-present
Member, American Educational Researcher Association 2011-present
Member, International Reading Association 2010-present
Member, National Council of Teachers of English 2004-present
Member, Michigan Council of Teachers of English 2005-present
Member, Christian Educators Association 1998-2004


PRIOR EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES

Prior to joining the Hope Education faculty, I taught undergraduate and graduate level courses at Michigan State University during my doctoral studies. I also supervised student teachers. Before this, I was a high school English teacher for five years at Holland Christian High School.

PERSONAL

I grew up in Guelph, Ontario, Canada but moved to the States after completing my undergraduate degree at Calvin College. I married my husband Jon in 2000. We are now the proud parents of four absolutely delightful children: Claire, David James, Jacob, and Elijah. I enjoy running, traveling, baking and reading.