Denise M. Cook, EdD
KS Unit Head/Licensure Officer, Kansas sites
Associate Professor of Teacher Education
EdD - Southwestern College
MA - University of Kansas
BS - University of Kansas
Denise Cook received her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (English and history) in 1977 from the University of Kansas and her master’s degree in counseling psychology in 1988 also from the University of Kansas. She taught secondary education in the Kansas City area for eight years before taking a leave of absence to be with her family. During that time she substituted and taught a few courses at Johnson County Community College. Denise has been at Ottawa for over 15 years, supervising student teachers, practicum students, handling licensure, working with Professional Development Schools, and of course teaching education courses and advising students. She has done many things in the education program and seeks to continue to aid the School of Education in training future educators!