Author Bio

Dr. Danielle Louise DeFauw is an Associate Professor of Reading and Language Arts at the University of Michigan–Dearborn. She is dedicated to supporting preservice and inservice teachers’ development of their teacher-writer voices and use of authentic writing instruction to support all student writers. She can be reached at daniellp@umich.edu.

Dr. Julie Anne Taylor is a Professor of Education at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She conducts research on arts integration and multicultural education. She can be reached at julietay@umich.edu.

Glovetta Williams is the testing coordinator and web content manager of the Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men in Detroit. She is interested in the enhancement of instruction through art and technology. She can be reached at glovetta.williams@ detroitk12.org.


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