Associate Prof. Denise Bartell (Human Development and Psychology) will be joining UW-Green Bay’s academic affairs administrative team as the Director of Student Success and Engagement.
While this is a new position in the Provost’s office, its creation recognizes and seeks to institutionalize work that Bartell has been conducting for several years. Her duties include the oversight and development of the Gateways to Phoenix Success (GPS) program, the development of academic access opportunities for underrepresented students, the coordination of GPS and related programs with Student Affairs offices such as the American Intercultural Center and the Pride Center, the coordination of GPS and related programs with Enrollment Services offices such as Admissions and Advising, developing greater opportunities for student engagement in high impact experiences, working to institutionalize GPS and related programs, and oversight of several first-year seminars.
Because of her diligence to student success and the work she has put into it, she was recognized in 2015 with the Founders Award for Excellence in Institutional Development — one of the University’s highest honors. Bartell’s appointment is effective August 22, 2016. She will report to Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Clifton Ganyard. In addition, she will continue to teach first-year seminars and in the GPS and peer mentors programs.
Bartell teaches courses on family and personal relationships, including her popular first-year seminar, Love & Lust in America. Her research focuses on young adult development, in particular the factors that promote college success and the impact of romantic relationships on young adult development. Bartell joined UW-Green Bay in 2002 after earning her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Texas.