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School of Public Management and Policy
School of Public Management and Policy
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Associate Prof.
Associate Prof.
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Denise K. Bockmier-Sommers is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Management and Policy where she teaches in the online Social Services Administration concentration in Nonprofit and Human Services. Her current research focuses on the use of empathy, genuineness, and high regard to enhance engagement and success in online teaching and learning. Her recent publications include “Carl Rogers, Feedback, and Enhancing Teacher-Student Interactions Online” with Swan, Bogle, Magoulias, Chen, and Martin. This article can be found in SITE (Society for Instructional Technology and Teacher Education) 2021 Proceedings; and “Creating Empathy in the Online Classroom” with Martin appeared in Human Services Today (2020). Other book chapters and articles include “Using Freirean and Rogerian Theory to Create Anti-Racist and Peace-Based Intersectional Online Learning Communities” with Martin, Harris, and Martsch, and “Student Perceptions of Teacher Empathy, High Regard, and Genuineness and the Impact on Student Engagement with Chen and Martsch (2017).