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Jennifer VanDerHeide

 Assistant Professor
  Department of Teacher Education
 Ph.D., The Ohio State University
 350 Erickson
 517-353-4348
Jennifer VanDerHeide is an Assistant Professor of English Education. Her scholarship focuses on student writing development over time, the connections between classroom interaction and learning to write, and teacher learning of dialogic practices to support writing development. To date, she has focused on the teaching and learning of argumentative writing; she is beginning a project exploring the teaching and learning of a specific type of argument, a listening argument. As a former high school English teacher and National Writing Project teacher consultant, her work pushes against deficit views of adolescent writers and their writing teachers in order to highlight the great potential of writing in and beyond secondary English classrooms.

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