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Dr. Denise Staudt

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Dr. Staudt

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”  - William Butler Years




Dr. Denise Staudt has been in the field of education for over 35 years.  She currently serves as the Dean of the Dreeben School of Education.  Prior to a career in higher education, Dr. Staudt served as a kindergarten teacher, a junior high English teacher, a high school librarian and an elementary school librarian.  In addition to her degrees, she holds credentials in English as a Second Language, All Level Learning Resource Specialist, Mid Management Administrator and Reading Specialist.  Dr. Staudt is recognized at the local, state and national levels for her work in teacher education.

Awards and Accomplishments: 

Dr. Staudt has served as President of many state organization including the Texas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the Education Deans of Independent Universities in Texas, The Texas Association of Certification Officers and The Texas Association of Teacher Educators.

Dr. Staudt received the 2010 Ted Booker Memorial Award for Professional Contributions to Teacher Education, Scholarship and Policy and the 2012 Council of Deans of Education Leadership Award for Recognition of Outstanding Leadership in the Texas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Dr. Staudt has numerous presentations and publications in the areas of teacher education, teacher training, literacy and technology.


Providing professional development for both domestic and international teachers to improve the quality of teaching in today’s classrooms

Research Areas

Teacher Education Policy and Practice

PreK-12 Education

Teacher Training




Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Concentration:  Teacher Education,   University of Houston, Houston Texas


M.A. Education, Concentration: Learning Resources Specialist, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio Texas

                                        B.A.T. Elementary Education, Concentration: English and Kindergarten, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas