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Danielle Dani

Associate Professor, Teacher Education
Teacher Education
McCracken Hall 309BB

Dr. Danielle Dani holds the B.S. and the M.S. in Biology from the American University of Beirut, in Beirut, Lebanon. In 2004 she received the Ph.D. in Education from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Dani is an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in secondary, middle childhood, and early childhood education, as well as courses in curriculum and instruction. Her research investigates strategies for developing teacher knowledge and skills for teaching STEM ideas and practices in place-based and culturally relevant ways. Dr. Dani is additionally interested in promoting teacher development through a focus on reflection, discourse, and action research. 

Most Recent Publications


Henning, J. E., Dani, D. E., & Weade, G. (2012). The discourse and reflections of teacher candidates during an early field experience. The New Educator, 8, 283-307


Dani, D. E. (2011). Sustainability as a framework for analyzing socioscientific issues. International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education2,


Dani, D. E., Klein, R., & Gut, D. M. (2011). An integrative professional development model in mathematics, science, and differentiated instruction.Ohio Journal of Teacher Education, 24 (1), 5-12.


Dani, D., Meyer, H., & Jackson, D. (2010) Preservice teachersviews of culturally diverse students: A case study. Studies in Educational Research, 31, 17-48.


Dani, D. E., Wan, G., & Henning, J. E. (2010). A case for media literacy in the context of socioscientific issues. New Horizons in Education, 58, 85-98.


Dani, D. (2009). Scientific literacy and purposes for teaching science: A case study of Lebanese private school teachers. International Journal of Environmental & Science Education4(3), 289-299.


Dani, D. E., & Koenig, K.M. (2008). Technology and reform-based science education. Theory into Practice47, 204-211.

Baydoun, E. A-H, Abdel-Massih, R. M., Dani, D., Rizk, S.E., & Brett, C.T. (2001).  Galactosyl- and fucosyltransferases in etiolated pea epicotyls: product identification and sub-cellular localization. Journal of Plant Physiology, 158, 145-150.