Deborah Van Duinen

Professor / Educator / Literacy Advocate

Educator

Associate Professor of English Education
Hope College

Literacy Advocate

Director
NEA Big Read Lakeshore and The Little Read Lakeshore

About

Deborah Vriend Van Duinen is an Associate Professor of English Education at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. She writes and teaches in the areas of English Education, disciplinary literacy, and adolescent literacy. A recipient of the Towsley Research Scholar award in 2013 and the Michigan Reading Association's Individual Literacy Award in 2016, Van Duinen is also the founder and director of Hope College's NEA Big Read Lakeshore and Little Read Lakeshore programs (community-wide reading programs that takes place annually in November). She has been on the board of editors for Reformed Journal since 2012.