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Siegfeldt, Denise

Hampton Roads Site Director/ Associate Professor, Extended Studies


Dr. Denise V. Siegfeldt is the Hampton Roads Site Director/  Associate Professor of Management for Florida Tech. She works for the Department of Extended Studies.  Prior to this position, she served as the Director of Continuing and Professional Education for Thomas Nelson Community College, Workforce Development in Hampton, Virginia. Her responsibilities included establishing partnerships and hosting agreements, developing new programs, seeking new state and national certifications to offer, and developing grant proposals for funding.

Denise was formerly LARSS Program Director/ P.I. at NASA Langley Research Center. She managed the national recruitment of students, screening of applications and placement of up to 160 college students each year in paid internships with NASA Researchers through a NASA Langley Research Center/ Hampton University Cooperative Agreement. The program achieved national recognition under her management in a 2005 “Wall Street Journal” article on “America’s A-Plus Internships.” She also served as Center Director for the NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program. She was successfully awarded over $2,313,015 in NASA funding and external sponsorships while at the Center.

Denise managed the training and development program at Alcoa Howmet Castings in Hampton, VA. She has provided training for organizations that include the U.S. Foreign Science and Information Technology Center, the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and the U.S. Marine Corps at Camp Elmore. She has 17 years of teaching experience at colleges and universities that include Florida Institute of Technology, Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton University, Troy University and Golden Gate University.

Denise has presented at national and international conferences and at colleges and universities across the nation. She has published conference proceedings and articles and has served as a peer reviewer/ panel member for formal proposals submitted to NASA Headquarters and to the National Science Foundation.    She recently co-authored a paper with Dr. Kelwyn D’Souza and Alexis Hollinshead that is entitled “A Conceptual Analysis of Cognitive Distraction for Transit Bus Drivers.”  The paper will be published in Management and Production Engineering Review, Vol. 4, No. 1, in March 2013.   She is a member of the Allied Academies and serves on the Editorial Board for their Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict.  

A life-long resident of Hampton, Virginia, Denise holds a Ph.D. in Urban Services with a Concentration in Management and an emphasis in Organizational Development from the School of Business and Public Administration at Old Dominion University. She achieved the Certified Program Planner designation from the Learning Resources Network (LERN Organization) in February 2008. She is a Certified Distance Learning Instructor for the Virginia Community College System. She enjoys grant writing and action research.

Current Courses

MGT 5013 Organizational Behavior

MGT 5901 Master of Public Administration Capstone Project