Dr. Denise Brewer earned her doctorate degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in the field of Special Education, her master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Early Intervention and Family Support, and her undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University in Child Development: Birth through Kindergarten.
She is program director of child development in the Reich College of Education.
Before teaching, Brewer was an Early Interventionist at the Mecklenburg County Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA), working with children with disabilities ages birth to three and their families. Her research interests and background include developmentally appropriate assessment and practices with young children and their families, advocacy, and teaming with families.
“I chose come back to Appalachian State University because of the faculty support I had as an undergraduate student here,” said Brewer, a 1996 graduate.
“Also, working in the field after graduation, I realized how up-to-date and cutting edge my education was at Appalachian. I cannot imagine teaching anywhere else!”