Denese Wolff-Hilliard, EdD

Office of the Provost
  • Director of the Research and Writing Center
  • Assistant Professor of Education


  • EdD, Administrative Leadership for Teaching and Learning, Walden University
  • MA, English, Texas Southern University
  • BA, French, Texas Southern University

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Academic Research and Writing
  • Linguistics
  • Leadership Theory and Applications
  • American Educational Reform
  • Folklore and Fairytales
  • Children’s Literature
  • English Composition I & II
  • Literary Interpretation and Analysis
  • Critical Thinking
  • Business Communications

Teaching Focus

  • Academic writing and research
  • Culturally relevant teaching
  • Teaching children in poverty

Research Interest and Publications

  • Online classroom and team-based learning, creating connectedness, and critical feedback
  • Feedback in the FYS and basic writing classes
  • Teacher leadership
  • Culturally conscious strategies

Previous Academic/Professional Positions

  • Associate Faculty, College of General Studies at University of Phoenix

Additional Information

  • 2022: Phoenix 500: Top 500 Faculty in the University of Phoenix
  • 2021: The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Leadership Seminar Participant
  • 2019: Faculty of the Year Award Nominee, University of Phoenix