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2015 University Award for
Excellence in Institutional Development

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Denise Bartell

Denise Bartell 2015 Recipient of the University Award for Excellence in Institutional DevelopmentAssociate Professor Human Development

Denise Bartell is a faculty leader in seeking ways to improve student retention and graduation rates, particularly for first-generation students and those who are from under-represented groups or who face special challenges.

She is founder and program director for the Phoenix GPS Program, which achieves success by identifying “high-impact” practices to help new and continuing students thrive. The practices include encouraging greater campus involvement, mentoring, teaching effective study skills and providing active and engaged learning experiences for newcomers.

Bartell joined the Psychology program in 2002 as an academic expert in romantic relationships and mate selection. She earned her Ph.D. in human development and family sciences at the University of Texas.

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