About Me

Leah Zuidema

Leah Zuidema
Associate Provost/Dean for Curriculum and Instruction

Phone: (712) 722-6328

I find joy in working with faculty across disciplines to develop excellent curriculum and instruction. Every day at Dordt College is "the Lord's day" -- an opportunity to make a difference by equipping faculty and students to grow in faith, effectiveness, and influence.

Ph.D., Michigan State University (Critical Studies in the Teaching of English)
M.A., Michigan State University (Critical Studies in the Teaching of English)
B.A., Calvin College (English)

Curriculum vitae:
Blog: Learning/Teaching

Research & scholarship focus: teacher education & composition-rhetoric (especially teachers as writers, writing teacher education, authentic writing instruction, and administrators as literacy sponsors for teacher-writers)

Recent publications:

Co-editor. Teachers, Profs, Parents: Writers Who Care.

Zuidema, L. A. "Scenes from a Crowded Classroom: Teaching Theatrical Blocking in English Language Arts." Language Arts Journal of Michigan. 29.2(2014): 48-53.

Zuidema, L. A.; Hochstetler, S.; Letcher, M.; and K. H. Turner. "Writers Who Care: Advocacy Blogging as Teachers - Professors - Parents." Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education. 2.1(2014): 81-89.

Whitney, A.; Zuidema, L. A.; and J. E. Fredricksen. "Understanding Teachers' Writing: Authority in Talk and Texts." Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice. 20.1 (2014): 59-73.

Letcher, M.; Turner, K.; Zuidema, L.; Fredricksen, J.; Fleischer, C.; Sieben, N.; Wallowitz, L.; and S. Andrew-Vaughn. "Collaboration: Talk, Trust, Write." Teaching / Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education. 2.1 (2013): 57-63.

Zuidema, L. A. "The Grammar Workshop: Systematic Language Study in Reading and Writing Contexts." English Journal. 101.5 (2012): 63-71.

Zuidema, L.A. "Making Space for Inquiry: Inquiry as Stance in an Online Induction Network." Journal of Teacher Education. 63.2 (2012): 132-146.