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Daniel Doorn, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
Phone: (626) 815-5371
Fax: (626) 815-5416
Daniel Doorn, Ph.D., conducts ongoing collaborative research in student self-assessment of growth as readers and writers, children’s discoveries about the process and purpose of writing, and children’s development of nonfiction writing and reading. His most recent community service and research-based study project involved the structure and implementation of a summer academic-enrichment writing camp for bilingual children. Doorn’s major long-term study involves ways of expanding and enriching homeschool literacy connections for language minority children and their families.


Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction in Multicultural Education, University of New Mexico
M.A., Applied Linguistics, University of Pittsburgh


  • School of Education


  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Literacy
  • Reading Assessment and Development
  • Writing Process Workshops

Courses Taught

EDUC 507 – Family, Community, and School Connections
EDUC 508 – Assessment and Evaluation in Multicultural Classrooms
EDUC 509 – Special Topics in Education
EDUC 589A – Research for Educators: Beginning Process
EDUC 589B – Research for Educators: Finish Reporting
EDUC 505 – Advanced Literacy Development

Professional/Scholarly Presentations

Family Collaboration in Children’s Literacy: When Journals Travel Home (1995). Immigrant Learners and Their Families: Literacy to Connect the Generations.

Professional Involvement and Accomplishments

ESL Teacher Preparation Program. U.S. Department of Education, OBEMLA. August, 1989 through July,1991. Two-year award for $104,000.

He has served as a workshop leader, consultant, and presenter on language and literacy development strategies for educators across the US and at international sites.

Over the past 25 years, he has taken on several leadership roles in the professional organizations of TESOL, NCATE, and CATESOL and continues to be a regular presenter at their annual conferences