Degree: B.S.Ed., M.S.W., and Ph.D., The University of Georgia
Biography: Denise L. Levy, Ph.D., LCSW, REACE currently serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Support in the Beaver College of Health Sciences. Dr. Levy began working at Appalachian State University in 2008, and has taught courses in both the MSW and BSW Programs, including Advanced Social Work Practice with Families, Cultural Competence in the Helping Professions, and field seminars. She previously served as the BSW Program Director and MSW Program Director.
Utilizing qualitative methods, Dr. Levy’s research focuses on how GLBTQ individuals with a Christian upbringing resolve conflict between sexual/gender identity and religious beliefs. She is an ally and advocate, and believes in the power of bridge building and intergroup dialogue to foster understanding and acceptance.
Dr. Levy’s social work practice included the areas of mental health, family preservation, individual and family therapy, crisis management, and developmental disabilities. You can learn more about Dr. Levy’s practice experience and research in her CV.
When she is not working, Dr. Levy enjoys cooking, gardening, listening to music, running, creating art with her expressive arts writing group, traveling to Disney World, and spending time with her husband, Daniel, and their cats, Yummy, Squeaky, and Ruby. She likes to cheer for the Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta Braves, New Orleans Saints and Appalachian State Mountaineers.
Title: Associate Professor, BCHS Associate Dean for Academic Support
Department: Department of Social Work
Email address: Email me
Phone: (828) 262-8487