Denise Levy

levy_denise_2.jpgDenise Levy (she, her, hers) is Associate Dean in the Beaver College of Health Sciences, Professor of Social Work, and Affiliate Faculty of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies. She is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered
Expressive Arts Consultant / Educator. At Appalachian, Denise has taught classes in social work and health sciences. She continues to be inspired by her students’ journeys, the ways in which they meet life’s challenges with resilience and compassion, and how they are changing the world. Denise is also passionate about her research. For almost 20 years she has been honored to highlight the experiences of LGBTQIA+ individuals who grew up as Christians. She is an ally and advocate and believes in the power of bridge building and intergroup dialogue to foster acceptance and understanding. Denise loves living in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, where she infuses expressive arts and contemplative practices into her teaching, research, and daily life. When she is not working, Dr. Levy enjoys cooking, gardening, listening to music, running, creating art with her expressive arts writing group, traveling to Disney World, and spending time with her husband, Daniel, and their cat, Ruby. She likes to cheer for the Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta Braves, New Orleans Saints and Appalachian State Mountaineers. You can learn more about Denise from her online bio and her CV (