Robin Danzak, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - Communication Sciences & Disorders
Office: SMC B213
Robin. L. Danzak, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of
Communication Sciences and Disorders at USF Sarasota-Manatee. Her research focus
is on the academic language and literacy development of bilingual students,
particularly adolescents. Areas of interest include bilingual writing, critical
literacy, and the integration of multiliteracies and technology into writing
instruction. Dr. Danzak values a collaborative, sociocultural framework in which
classroom research aligns with engaging instruction and authentic assessment.
She has published several articles and chapters in the area of bilingual
language and literacy, and has presented her work at national and international
An experienced language-learner and teacher, Dr. Danzak received her MA in
Linguistics from the University of Concepción, Chile, and her Ph.D. in
Communication Sciences & Disorders from the University of South Florida. Prior
to her work at USF Sarasota-Manatee, Dr. Danzak was employed by Florida public
schools for several years, where she taught Spanish and coordinated the
implementation of magnet school programs. At USF Sarasota-Manatee, Dr. Danzak
teaches online courses in Language development, Phonetics, Anatomy & physiology
of communication, and Speech science, and coordinates the Bachelor’s degree
program in Speech-Language Sciences.
Danzak, R. L. (2012). BUT IT'S JUST ONE CENT! Middle School
ELLs Practice Critical Literacy in Support of Migrant Farmworkers. Journal
of Literacy and Social Responsibility, 5, 158-176.
Danzak, R. L. (2011). Defining identities
through multiliteracies: ELL teens narrate their
immigration experiences as graphic stories.
Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 55,
Danzak, R., Wilkinson, L. C., &
Silliman, E. R. (2011). Cultural-linguistic
diversity and inclusion. In J. Arthur & A.
Peterson (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to
Education(pp. 263-273). Oxford, UK: Routledge.
Danzak, R. L. (2011). The integration of lexical, syntactic,
and discourse features in bilingual adolescents’ writing: An exploratory
approach. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 42,
Danzak, R. L. (2011). The interface of language proficiency and
identity: A profile analysis of bilingual adolescents and their writing.
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 42, 506-519.
Syllabi from recent semesters. Click on Course Prefix and Number to review course syllabus.
Example SPA 3101
Courses for Summer 2013
Ref# 56819 IDH 4950 Sec: 522
Honors Project Info 100% Online
Ref# 56724 SPA 3004 Sec: 521 Intro to
Language Dev & Disds Info 100% Online
Courses for Spring 2013
IDH 4000 Sec: 521 Hon Sem: Major
Works/Issues :MIGRATION, T 3pm-5:50pm
Ref# 23024 ISS 3930 Sec: 522 Major Works/Issues:
Migration (cross-listed w/IDH 4000), T 3pm-5:50pm
Ref# 22246 SPA 3011 Sec: 521 Intro to Speech Science,
Courses for Fall 2012
SPA 3011 Sec: 521 Intro to
Speech Science Info 100% Online via Blackboard.
SPA 3011 Sec: 522 Intro to Speech
Science Info 100% Online via Blackboard.