UROP Faculty Profile - Denise Dedman
Dr. Dedman graduated with a BA in social work from Auburn University in 1979 and received an MSW from the University of Georgia in 1981. After practicing in community mental health centers on the coast of Georgia and in the Okeefenokee Swamp, Dedman moved to a private, non-profit community mental health center in Muncie, IN.
In 1987 Denise moved to Manistee, MI as a school social worker at Manistee Intermediate School District. During that time she served as a field instructor for 3 universities over a period of 12 years. She also started teaching as an adjunct instructor at West Shore Community College in 1989.
Denise enjoyed teaching so much that she entered a doctoral program in 2002. Her interest in providing effective and efficient training to field instructors led to a dissertation on field instructors' preferences in training methods. Dedman graduated with a Ph.D. from Western Michigan University in 2008. With this recent experience in going to school part time while working full time, she can relate to the conflicting demands many of her students' experiences.
Denise has been a part of the social work faculty of the University of Michigan-Flint since 2005. Please click on the following for her research interests.