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Denise Rueter

Assistant Professor
Educational Studies
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Specialty area(s)

Early childhood and Elementary Literacy

Brief biography

Dr. Denise Rueter is an Assistant Professor in Educational Studies at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL). She earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at Louisiana State University, focusing her research on teacher preparation in writing instruction. Prior to earning her PhD, Dr. Rueter worked in public schools for fifteen years serving as a classroom teacher, reading interventionist, and instructional coach. 

Current courses at UWL

Fall 2023:

EDS 318: Literacy Methods I

ECE 418: Literacy Methods II: Early Childhood/Elementary Education



Professional history

Assistant Professor of Literacy (2023 - Present), University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Adjunct Professor (2023), Louisiana State University

Classroom teacher, reading interventionist, instructional coach (2010-2019), New Orleans, LA

Classroom teacher, reading interventionist (2004-2010), Raleigh, NC