Missouri State University

LeaderBear Spotlight

Denise Baumann

Dr. Denise Baumann is this weeks LeaderBear.  Denise is the Associate Director of Res Life Housing and Dining Services.  She has been an integral part of the Distinction in Public Affairs program having served on the initial start-up committee for the program and serving as a facilitator all four years of the program. Apart from her role in Res Life, she is also a professor of two graduate level classes, EAD 723 - Student Development Theory & EAD 749 - Student Outcomes in Higher Education.  

Dr. Baumann completed the following degree programs:

  • EdD, 2006, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Master of Education, Counseling Psychology, 1991, James Madison University
  • BS, Political Science/Public Administration, 1988, Minnesota State University –Mankato

Her top strengths are: Deliberative, Harmony, Responsibility, Achiever, and Learner.

When asked what about our programs impacted her the most she replied,

"The opportunity to meet new students and watch them develop.  It is always interesting to listen to what students have to say about topics and to observe how they create solutions to problems."

Her advice to younger students:

"Get involved on campus as a way to meet new people and have new experiences.  Be careful not to be too involved – choose a few things that really interest you or challenge you and enjoy them to the fullest!"