Denise Maxwell, EdD
Dr. Denise Maxwell serves as Lead Faculty for the MA in Education program in the Department of Education and Liberal Arts at the University of Arizona Global Campus. She earned her EdD in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix, an MA in Educational Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado, an MA in Education and Educational Psychology from Ball State University, and a BS in Special Education and Elementary Education from Central Oklahoma State University.
Her professional experiences include classroom teacher, special education teacher, professional developer, mentor, administrator, principal, educational consultant, Assistant Professor, and Associate Dean. Her passion for online learning and instruction served as the motivation for joining University of Arizona Global Campus. “Online learning provides an availability of degree programs and access to learning that aligns with the lives of professionals,” she says. “My belief is the online classroom and interactions between students in this format represent the future for K-12 education and higher education. Being part of this learning format and working directly with other colleagues and students is an exciting and rewarding process.”
As a lifelong learner and educator, Dr. Maxwell especially enjoys the online interaction as students share what they gained from another peer or class interaction and how that process changed their behavior, provided new insight, or increased confidence in their own skills. Denise has a passion for teacher preparation and leadership development. She takes tremendous pride in the role she has had in the development of principals, educators, and students during her career. Denise also enjoys creating and providing professional development for instructors. A guiding principle that has directed Denise during her career is that the leader serves as a coach to empower others to be successful. Building the capacity of teachers and educational leaders is a mission for Denise in her role as a Lead Faculty member. Although Dr. Maxwell has lived all over the world due to being part of military families, first as a daughter and then a wife, she currently lives in Denver, CO. She has two adult daughters and a grandson who bring much joy into her life.
Drs. Tony Farrell and Denise Maxwell, Department of Education and Liberal Arts Facilitated: Speed of Trust Foundations; June 2020
Drs. Tony Farrell and Denise Maxwell, Department of Education and Liberal Arts Facilitated: Leading at the Speed of Trust; May 2020
The Wiseman Group National Award: Shortlisted as Education Multiplier of the Year, 2019.
Drs. Newton Miller and Denise Maxwell, College of Education Learning Conference, Facilitated: The 4 Essential Roles of Leadership. October 2019
Drs. Allison Rief, Tony Farrell, and Denise Maxwell, College of Education, NEU National Conference Presentation: Culture of Universal Achievement, October 2018
Drs. Tony Farrell and Denise Maxwell, College of Education Learning Conference, Facilitated: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Leaders; May 2018
Dr. Denise Maxwell, College of Education, Ed Talk Presentation: Understand the Barriers: Be the Difference: Impact of Poverty, Society on the Learning Experience; Ashford University Teaching & Learning Conference, November 2018
Dr. Denise Maxwell, College of Education, Ashford University Women’s Week Conference Presentation: What is Your 360? Three-Sixty View; August 2017
Drs. Tony Farrell and Denise Maxwell, College of Education presented Enhancing Faculty Capacity to Promote Student Success. WSCUC & Academic Resource Conference, April 2016
Drs. Iris Lafferty and Denise Maxwell, College of Education presented Developing and Facilitating Collaborative Groups. College of Education Learning Conference, October 2016.