Danielle Petersen

  • Position: Lecturer
  • Department: English Language Institute
  • Campus Address: 350 Ronan Hall
  • Phone: (989) 774-1201
  • Email: danielle.petersen@cmich.edu

Originally from Upstate New York​, Danielle completed her B.A. in English and Philosophy at St. John Fisher College. She did her graduate work at Syracuse University, earning an M.A. in linguistics/TESOL and an M.A. in Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture. She also holds a post-baccalaureate TESOL certificate from Columbia University.

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.​​​​​​