Allison Friederichs, PhD, serves as the Associate dean for academic affairs and an assistant teaching professor at the University of Denver’s college of professional and continuing studies, University College. She has taught communication courses for 19 years, has earned University College’s Master Teacher designation for continued professional development, and works as a curriculum design consultant. Friederichs engages in research and public speaking in the area of what we know about how the adult brain learns, and the implications of that knowledge on teaching and curriculum development.
In addition to her role in academia, Friederichs is a communication consultant, providing training across sectors from government to small businesses in areas such as how the adult brain learns for trainers, communication skills, and business writing. She is a member of the Women’s Leadership Council of the University of Denver, and she serves her community by serving on the board of directors for Freedom Services Dogs of America.