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 Counseling Psychology.

Dr. Frese serves as a doctoral chair and committee member at Walden. She is currently mentoring a team 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 3 years Dr. Frese has been involved with the Family Aging and Disability Services program in her community. In addition to mentoring students, Dr. Frese works with seniors to set up a personal email account, send emails, take pictures, and access the Internet using a computer tablet.

Dr. Frese loves to cook, hike, read, and watch foreign films.


PhD, University of Denver

MS, University of Wisconsin - Madison

BS, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Public Service

Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services, Incorporated, Volunteer - Kenosha

Awards / Honors

Engagement Award, University of the Rockies, 2015


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