Portrait of Gypsy Denzine

Gypsy Denzine

Professor of Educational Leadership, Virginia Commonwealth University

Prior to her current role, Gypsy most recently served as the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at VCU. Prior to joining VCU, she served as Dean of the College of Education and Human Services at West Virginia University, where she also served as Associate Provost for Community Engagement and Outreach. During her 17 years at Northern Arizona University, she served as Assistant Vice Provost for the Professional Education Unit, Dean of the College of Education, as well as in other administrative roles. Gypsy also worked in Student Affairs during her time at the University of California at Berkeley and East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. She is a past national president of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, and she served on the executive board of the Council of Academic Deans of Research Institutions in Education. Her PhD is in Educational Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. Gypsy earned an MA in Counseling and Leadership from the University of Texas at El Paso and a BS in Social Work from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. Her formal coaching training is from the College of Executive Coaching, and she provides coaching to current and aspiring higher education administrators. She also holds a certificate in Conflict Resolution from Cornell University. Throughout her career, Gypsy demonstrates a sustained record of being a champion of alt-ac faculty.