Dr. Denise Brewer

Denise Brewer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Child Studies at Appalachian State University. She currently serves as the Interim Chair. She received her B.S. in Birth through Kindergarten from Appalachian State University, her M.Ed. in Early Intervention and Family Support from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Prior to joining the faculty at ASU, she worked as a Developmental Disabilities Specialist for Mecklenburg County Infant-Toddler Services (Children’s Developmental Services Agency-CDSA).

Research Interests:

  • Authentic Assessment

  • Families

  • Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) and Recommended Practices (RP) for all young children

  • Transdisciplinary Practices/Teaming


Speciality Courses:

  • SPE 3244 Developmental/Educational Assessment: B-5

  • FCS 3102 Family, Child, and Professional Interactions: A Focus on Young Children

  • FCS 3100 Early Intervention for Young Children

  • FCS 4553 Leadership in Advocacy, Administration, and Collaboration

Title: Department Chair, Associate Professor
Department: Department of Family and Child Studies

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-7966

Office address
516 College of Education
Boone, NC 28608-2037