Julie Frese

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Ph.D. Education

Dr. Frese grew up and currently lives in Wisconsin, but has resided in Colorado, California, Washington (state), Florida, and Japan.

Her teaching experience includes 25 years in public elementary and middle schools and 16 years in higher education. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her Bachelors degree in Special Education and Masters in Curriculum and Instruction-Reading, and completed her Doctorate in Curriculum Leadership (with an emphasis in Instructional Technology) at the University of Denver. Dr. Frese's most recent degree is in Psychology from Regis University in Denver. She also attended University of Colorado-Denver to take coursework in the Counseling Psychology program.

Dr. Frese serves as a doctoral chair and committee member at Walden. She has mentored teams participating in the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Assessment Academy of Student Learning. In November, 2020, Dr. Frese assisted in facilitating a 2-day long online Results Forum, where teams who completed their four years in the HLC Assessment Academy presented results and future plans.

For the past 4 years Dr. Frese has been actively involved with the Family Aging and Disability Services program in her community. Dr. Frese serves as a commissioner on the Kenosha County's Commission on Aging and Disability Services and participates in various sub-committees supporting the Commission's efforts. Dr. Frese facilitates a variety of discussion groups for seniors. She has also been instrumental in assisting seniors in setting up a personal email account, sending emails, taking pictures, and accessing the Internet using a computer tablet. She facilitates online discussions on topics of interest to seniors. Dr. Frese is also a full-time caregiver for her mother and other family members and an advocate for other caregivers.

Dr. Frese enjoys cooking, hiking, reading, and watching foreign films.


PhD, University of Denver

MA, Regis University

MS, University of Wisconsin - Madison

BS, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Public Service

Kenosha County Commission on Aging and Disability Services, Board Member - Kenosha

Awards / Honors

Engagement Award, University of the Rockies, 2015

Annual Award: Making a Difference for Students, The Quality Matters Program, 2013

Outstanding Service and Commitment to Excellence - Department of Assessment & Academic Quality, University of the Rockies, 2013

Certificate of Appreciation, Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services, Inc. , 2018


Frese, J. S., Mantione, R. (2005). Literacy for the Diverse Learner.


Frese, J. S. (2018). Round table presentation.