Dena Kniess, Ph.D.

Dr. Dena Kniess is an Associate Professor of Counselor Education and College Student Affairs in the Department of Communication Sciences and Professional Counseling at the University of West Georgia. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership - Higher Education from Clemson University, an M.A. degree in College Student Personnel from Slippery Rock University of PA and a B.S. in English-Writing from Slippery Rock University of PA. Dr. Kniess's research foci include assessment in higher education, college student access and success, faculty development, and multicultural issues in higher education. Dr. Kniess spent 11 years working as a student affairs administrator in residence life and student transition programs. 

  • B.S., English - Professional Writing, Slippery Rock University of PA, 1998
  • M.A., College Student Personnel, Slippery Rock University of PA, 2002
  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership - Higher Education, Clemson University, 2013

Fall 2020 Sections

  • HESA-6174 (Higher Education Admin) Section: 01
  • CEPD-9199 (Dissertation) Section: E03
  • HESA-9212 ( Advanced Seminar in Leadershp) Section: E01
  • HESA-9219 (Governance in Higher Education) Section: E01
  • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E15
  • HESA-9999 (Dissertation) Section: E05

Summer 2020 Sections

  • CEPD-6175 (Student Affairs Practicum) Section: E02
  • CEPD-7181 (Fndtns of Student Affairs) Section: E01
  • CEPD-9199 (Dissertation) Section: E03
  • CEPD-9225 (Directed Doctoral Research) Section: E02
  • CEPD-9225 (Directed Doctoral Research) Section: E01
  • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E13

Spring 2020 Sections

  • CEPD-6179 (Capstone Seminar - Student Aff) Section: 01
  • CEPD-9199 (Dissertation) Section: E05
  • CEPD-9221 (Qualitative Resrch Higher Ed) Section: E01
  • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E13

Fall 2019 Sections

  • CEPD-6174 (Higher Educ Administration) Section: 01
  • CEPD-9199 (Dissertation) Section: E03
  • CEPD-9219 (Governance in Higher Ed) Section: E01
  • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E14

Summer 2019 Sections

  • CEPD-7145 (Advocacy and Leadership) Section: E01
  • CEPD-7145 (Advocacy and Leadership) Section: E02
  • CEPD-9199 (Dissertation) Section: E03
  • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E14

Spring 2019 Sections

  • CEPD-6177 (Theory & Assess of Ed. Environ) Section: 01
  • CEPD-6179 (Capstone Seminar - Student Aff) Section: 01
  • CEPD-9199 (Dissertation) Section: E05
  • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E15

Fall 2018 Sections

  • CEPD-6174 (Higher Educ Administration) Section: 01
  • CEPD-9199 (Dissertation) Section: E03
  • CEPD-9211 (Organizational Theory) Section: E01
  • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E16

Summer 2018 Sections

  • CEPD-6175 (Student Affairs Practicum) Section: E02
  • CEPD-7145 (Advocacy and Leadership) Section: E02
  • CEPD-7152 (Research & Program Evaluation) Section: E01
  • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E16

Spring 2018 Sections

  • CEPD-6176 (Campus Crisis, Eth, Legal Iss) Section: 01
  • CEPD-7152 (Research & Program Evaluation) Section: 01D

Fall 2017 Sections

  • CEPD-6160 (Group Counseling) Section: 02
  • CEPD-6172 (Theories of College Stu Dev) Section: 01
  • CEPD-6174 (Higher Educ Administration) Section: 01