Denise Acevedo

Denise Acevedo

Assistant Professor
Office: Bessey 165
WeChat: DrDeniseAcevedo

Research Areas

Marginalized Students, Motivational Rhetoric, Faculty Development


Dr. Acevedo is an MSU alumna with an Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership (major) and Adult Education (minor) and has worked in K-12 and higher education for almost thirty years as a teacher, advisor, curricula designer, and administrator. She enjoys facilitating student writers’ growth and supporting their transformation; in particular, as per her Faculty Advisor role to three MSU Registered Student Organizations. Dr. Acevedo is also a published author who continues facilitating a longitudinal, scholarly writing project that encourages faculty across campus to identify and bond with [their] authentic personal and professional selves through collaboration, reflection, and writing.


Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

M.Ed., Texas A&M University-Kingsville

B.A., Michigan State University

Representative Work


Selected Courses Taught

WRA 1002/1004: Preparation for College Writing: Crossing Cultures, Crossing Languages

WRA 101: Writing As Inquiry

IAH 231B.003: Hookup Culture

IAH 231B.004: Morals, Ethics and Worldview

Research or Academic Affiliations

Co-coordinator, Faculty Symposium: Lightning Strikes

Designer, Transforming Teaching Through Reflective Writing Experiences

WRAC RPT Committee Member

OER Advisory Council Member

Academic Advancement Network

University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum