Denice Ward Hood

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Denice Ward Hood is a Teaching Associate Professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership. She has over 25 years of experience conducting evaluations of educational programs. Prior to coming to the University of Illinois, Dr. Hood was a Sr. Management Research Analyst in the Office of University Evaluation at Arizona State University. She was Associate Professor in the Educational Psychology Department and Director of Research & Evaluation in the College of Education at Northern Arizona University. Dr. Hood teaches courses program evaluation, including the evaluation of higher education programs.

Research Interests

My research interests include two main areas: Teaching & learning in digital environments, specifically exploring individual differences in epistemological beliefs, learning styles, metacognition, self-regulated learning and presence (cognitive, social & teaching) as they relate to academic outcomes in higher education; Program evaluation, particularly culturally responsive program evaluation practices applied to post-secondary education programs.


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