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Lecturer and Director of First-Year Writing
Year Started at JMU: 2012
Contact Info


M.F.A., Creative Writing, UNC-Wilmington, 2007

B.A., Psychology, Minor in English; University of Virginia, 2002

Professional Focuses

First-year writing, information literacy, teaching for transfer, inclusive teaching practices, food/body studies.

Danielle’s current research focuses on how writing instruction and programs can adapt to meet the challenges of generative AI. Danielle is also conducting a research study to examine students’ perceptions of bias when they read.


Grossman, S., & DeRise, D. (2023). Using the past to inform the future: An interdisciplinary collaboration to address undergraduate pandemic concerns. Currents in Teaching and Learning. 14(2), 49-61.

DeRise, D. (2020). Fifty shades of bias. Information Literacy Group. 

DeRise, D. (2016). Nick Cave predicts the end of western civilization. PopMatters. 10

DeRise, D. (2014). Don't ban student emails. Inside Higher Ed

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