About Me

Dr. Leah Zuidema

Dr. Leah Zuidema
Associate Provost/Dean for Curriculum and Instruction

Phone: (712) 722-6328
Email: Leah.Zuidema@dordt.edu

I take joy in working with faculty across disciplines in their development and as they shape 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)

Research & scholarship focus: administrator support for faculty (including faculty development in writing and other scholarship); teacher education & composition-rhetoric (especially teachers as writers, writing teacher education, authentic writing instruction, and administrators as literacy sponsors for teacher-writers)

Recent publications:(see http://digitalcollections.dordt.edu/ for publications while at Dordt College)

Zuidema, Leah. "How (and Why) to Give the Gift of Rest." In All Things invited blog post. July 9, 2015. http://inallthings.org/how-and-why-to-give-the-gift-of-rest/

--. "Lent: Behold! Behold! Behold!" In All Things invited blog post. March 27, 2015. http://inallthings.org/lent-behold-behold-behold/

--. "Gratitude and Good Intentions." In All Things invited blog post. November 24, 2014. http://inallthings.org/gratitude-and-good-intentions/

Co-editor. Teachers, Profs, Parents: Writers Who Care. http://writerswhocare.wordpress.com/ (2013-present)

Whitney, Anne; Zuidema, Leah A.; Fredricksen, James E.; Hicks, Troy; and Robert Yagelski. "Teachers as Writers: Then, Now, and Next." Research in the Teaching of English. 49.2 (2014): 177-184.

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.