Denise Acevedo

240 Bessey Hall
434 Farm Ln
East Lansing, MI 48824

FacultyWriting, Rhetoric, and CulturesFirst Year WritingProfessional and Public Writing

Assistant Professor


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Dr. Acevedo is an MSU alumna with an Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership (major) and Adult Education (minor) and has worked in K-12 and higher education for almost thirty years as a teacher, advisor, curricula designer, and administrator. She enjoys facilitating student writers’ growth and supporting their transformation; in particular, as per her Faculty Advisor role to three MSU Registered Student Organizations. Dr. Acevedo is also a published author who continues facilitating a longitudinal, scholarly writing project that encourages faculty across campus to identify and bond with [their] authentic personal and professional selves through collaboration, reflection, and writing.

Research Areas

Marginalized Students, Motivational Rhetoric, Faculty Development


Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

M.Ed., Texas A&M University-Kingsville

B.A., Michigan State University

Representative Work


Research or Academic Affiliations

Co-coordinator, Faculty Symposium: Lightning Strikes

Designer, Transforming Teaching Through Reflective Writing Experiences

WRAC RPT Committee Member

OER Advisory Council Member

Academic Advancement Network

University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum


WRA 1002/1004: Preparation for College Writing: Crossing Cultures, Crossing Languages

WRA 101: Writing As Inquiry

IAH 231B.003: Hookup Culture

IAH 231B.004: Morals, Ethics and Worldview

University News

Faculty Members Recognized With Outstanding Achievement Awards
Published March 7, 2022 in College of Arts & Letters
The College of Arts & Letters is pleased to honor the 2021 Faculty Award winners for their outstanding leadership, teaching, innovation, and community engagement. The six awards presented by the…Read now »