Denise L. Davidson, assistant professor (adjunct)

Denise L. Davidson, assistant professor (adjunct)

Denise L. Davidson | 1121 McCormick Center | 570-772-3724

Denise Davidson's, Ph.D., career in higher education and student affairs has included work in public and private institutions of various sizes in five different states. She has worked in several different areas of student affairs including residence life, student conduct, academic advising, student financial aid, Greek life and student activities.

In addition, she has taught courses at several different institutions at the graduate and undergraduate levels. As a teacher of graduate students, her objective is to promote mastery of content and to help students bridge the gap between concepts and practical application.

In addition, Davidson believes enhanced writing and critical thinking skills are essential to functioning in today’s world. Ultimately, she wants students to be prepared to apply critical thinking, analysis, and communication skills to practical and theoretical material when they leave the classroom and complete their master’s program.

Her research interests include job satisfaction in student affairs professionals, for-profit higher education, particularly student affairs, and crisis management in student affairs. She is an active member of ACPA: College Student Educators-International.


  • B.A. (Biology) Clark University
  • M.S. (College Student Personnel Services) Miami University (Ohio)
  • Ph.D. (Higher Education Administration) Bowling Green State University

Dissertation: National Job Satisfaction of Entry- and Mid-level Student Affairs Administrators

Courses Taught

Introduction to the Helping Professions, Adaptive and Maladaptive Behaviors Across the Lifespan

Sample Syllabus: 66-500 Introduction to Helping Professions 66-512, Adaptive and Maladaptive Behaviors Across the Lifespan