Dr. Denley has served as provost and vice president for Academic and Student Affairs since January 2009. Originally from Penzance, England, Dr. Denley held positions in Sweden, Canada, and the University of Mississippi before coming to Austin Peay. At Ole Miss, he served as chair of Mathematics before assuming the role of senior fellow of the Residential College.
Throughout his career, he has taken a hands-on approach in a variety of initiatives for student success. In 2007, he was chosen as a Redesign Scholar by the National Center for Academic Transformation for his work in rethinking the teaching of freshmen mathematics classes. He is now involved in exploring the ideas of course redesign in a variety of disciplines, both at Austin Peay and at institutions across the country.