Dee P. has worked in higher education for more than 20 years. All of her positions have focused on connecting with K-12 educators to help improve student retention and help students transition to college. She has created and directed programs that increase access to education for underrepresented students, support learning skills in underprepared students, and support persistence in college students so that they make it to graduation. Her programs have earned recognition for innovative and effective approaches to student success. Dee has also taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate classes in writing, communication, study skills, job search skills, and anthrozoology.