- Banned Books, Post-Apocalyptic Literature, Pop Culture Writing, Study Abroad: Food and Cultural Identity, Animal Rights and Welfare, Study Abroad: Harry Potter
- Creative Writing
- Nonfiction narrative
- DeFonzo, A. "Twisting Facts to Suit Theories": In Defense of Sherlock. Urbinoir 2019
- Defonzo, A. (2018). "The Letters". 0-Dark-Thirty: The Review
- Defonzo, A. (2017). "France in June". War, Literature, and The Arts, 29,
- Defonzo, A. (2016). "Inspection".
- Defonzo, A. (2014). "Sunday". Extract(s) Anthology, II,
- Defonzo, A. (2014). "The Camps". The Montreal Review
- (May, 2018). “Retracing the Past through the Present” Norfolk, VA.
- (April, 2018). "Muggles Abroad" Other presented at "With Good Reason" National.
- (November, 2017). Veterans Day Edition Reading of Creative Work/Performance presented at "Hearsay with Cathy Lewis" Norfolk, VA.
- (October, 2015). "Fire is Catching: Censorship and The Hunger Games" Keynote/Plenary Address presented at Banned Books Week Norfolk, VA.
- (October, 2015). Banned Books Lecture presented at Institute for Learning in Retirement.
- (May, 2015). How to Save Animals and Stir Students Lecture presented at Faculty Summer Service Learning Institute.
- (September, 2014). Burn the Books: The Fight for Free Expression Keynote/Plenary Address presented at Constitution and Citizenship Day.
- Defonzo, A. (February 22, 2012). Banned Books: What you Weren’t Allowed to Read in Public School presented at Last Lecture Series Norfolk, VA.
- Defonzo, A. (September 27, 2011). Banned Books: Sex, Lies, and Wizards presented at Honors College Lecture Norfolk, VA.
- Defonzo, A. (June 17, 2011). Wild About Harry! Growing Up with the Boy Wizard presented at Hearsay with Cathy Lewis .
- 2017: Shining Star Award, Old Dominion University
- 2016: Arts and Letters, Interdisciplinary Award nominee, Old Dominion University
- 2016: Arts and Letters, Stern Award nominee, Old Dominion University
- 2016: Shining Star Award, ODU
- 2015: Shining Star Award, ODU
- 2014: Most Inspiring Faculty, Arts and Letters, ODU
- 2014: Most Inspiring Faculty, University, ODU
- 2014: Gettysburg Review Conference Award in Nonfiction, Gettysburg Review
- 2014: University Graduate Student Travel Award, Old Dominion University
- 2011: Shining Star Award
- 2010: Shining Star Award
- 2009: Shining Star Award