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  • Deb Bieler
    Associate Professor
    University of Delaware
    Department of English
    118 Memorial Hall
    Newark, DE 19716
    (302) 831-1973


    ​Dr. Bieler coordinates and teaches courses in the English Education program at UD. Her research concerns the preparation and retention of socially responsive secondary English teachers. In her current study, she is analyzing discourse patterns in new teachers’ interactions with struggling students. A former high school English teacher, Dr. Bieler earned her BA and MA at the University of Delaware and her PhD at the University of Pennsylvania.


  • Ph.D., Education, University of Pennsylvania, 2004
  • M.A., English, University of Delaware, 1997
  • B.A., English Education, University of Delaware, 1993

Research Projects 

  • UD English Education majors Sara Morris and Annie Breeding work on a project for Howard teacher Tristan Spates.
    Service Learning in the English Education major
    Bieler, Deb
    In collaboration with Students enrolled in Intro to English Education, Spring 2012
    The 2011-2012 school year marks a significant milestone for UD’s English Education program, as a new program of study has begun with the entering Class of 2015. The revised major includes an introductory English Education course, a literacy and technology course, an adolescent literature course, and expanded early fieldwork experiences. The inaugural course in the new major, offered for the first time this spring, is Introduction to English Education (ENGL295). This semester, ENGL295 students are engaging in a service learning project at Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington, DE. This partnership is exciting for many reasons. First, because many Howard English faculty are recent alumni of UD’s English Education program, this partnership represents a new way for the program to connect with our alumni. Second, because Howard is a Partnership Zone school, we have an opportunity to actively support local teachers and students in a particularly high-stakes environment. Finally, at Howard, UD English Education majors are observing and participating in cutting-edge reform strategies, such as Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). This spring, Howard commissioned ENGL295 students to work as a PLC to design a new SAT preparation course for its sophomores.


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