Danielle Petersen

  • Position: Lecturer
  • Department: English Language Institute
  • Campus Address: 350 Ronan Hall
  • Phone: (989) 774-1717
  • Email: peter2dm@cmich.edu

Prior to joining the ELI fac​ulty, Danielle held a variety of positions in higher education: working as an administrator, instructor, and tutor. She has taught college-level courses in Spanish, English, ESL, and Learning Success, but she particularly enjoys teaching international students the learning strategies and language skills they need to succeed in academic courses. In addition to teaching both Intensive and Dual classes, Danielle teaches in short-term summer programs and prepares international teaching assistants for their CMU teaching assignments. Danielle loves working in the ELI because she meets new people and learns new things all the time!

When not busy teaching, Danielle enjoys reading, traveling, doing outdoor activities, and spending time with her husband and three sons.​​​​​​


Areas of Expertise

Degrees and Universities

B.A. in English and Philosophy at St. John Fisher College, New York
M.S. in Linguistics/TESOL, Syracuse University, New York
M.A. in Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture
TESOL certificate from Columbia University

Honors and Recognitions


Professional Organizations

Selected Publications