Dr. Derek Driedger

Derek Driedger

Derek Driedger

Dean of Adult and Professional Studies


Department: English and Languages
Location: Smith Hall | Room 209

Year Started: 2007

Strengths: Achiever | Learner | Context | Discipline | Intellection

Education History: University of North Dakota (BA and MA degrees), University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Ph.D)

Professional History: Dean of Adult and Professional Studies, Dakota Wesleyan University, 2015-present; Associate Dean of Digital Learning, Dakota Wesleyan University, 2013-2015; English Professor, Dakota Wesleyan University, 2007-2013

Areas of Expertise: Higher Education Administration, Distance Education, Adult Learner Education, Great Plains Literature, American Literature (1870-1930), Composition, Journalism

Hobbies: Reading, Running, Gardening, Yard Work

Family: Wife (Rebecca), Daughters (Racquel and Karina)

What do you love most about DWU?: All of the opportunities to pursue knowledge, understanding, and initiatives with a dedicated and collaborative group of faculty, staff, and students.