Deborah Van Duinen

Professor / Educator / Literacy Advocate


Associate Professor of Education
Hope College

Literacy Advocate

Program Director
NEA Big Read Lakeshore


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, Van Duinen is also the program director of the Big Read Lakeshore, a community-wide reading program that takes place in November. She has been on the board of editors for Reformed Journal since 2012.