Denise Williams-Klotz, Ph.D.

Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Affairs      (515) 294-6338     

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Contact Denise About


  • Assessment and research in Multicultural Student Affairs
  • Social media and MSA communications
  • Diversity of race-based presentation requests


Advice to Students

The collegiate experience is a marathon and not a sprint!  Take time to find balance and enjoy the journey.



  • B.S.,Psychology, dual minors in English and Sociology, Iowa State University
  • M.Ed., College Student Affairs Administration, University of Georgia
  • Ph.D., Education with a Graduate Certificate in Applied Research Methods, Iowa State University


 Organizations Advised

  • SJ2750

 Research Interests

  • Military-Connected Students
  • Student Veterans of Color
  • Racial Identity Development

 Professional Connections

  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)

  • National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) [National Advisory Council]

  • Journal Commited to Social Change in Race and Ethnicity (JCSCORE) Editorial Board

  • Multicultural Student Services Regional Conference


 Classes Taught

  • HG ED 578 (Students in American Higher Education); HG ED 576 (Student Development Thoery) [past]

  • U ST 321 (The Construction of Race in the United States) [past]

  • H SCI 150 (Dialogues on Diversity) [past]