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Florence H. Levin Denmark-Wesner, DHL, PhD

Distinguished Research Professor | Pace University

Florence L. Denmark-Wesner is recognized as a leading psychologist and educator. In the 1950s, she was instrumental in advocating research for women’s rights issues. She became a founder of the psychology of women movement. Since 1988, she has served as the Robert Scott Pace Distinguished Research Professor in psychology at Pace University. She previously taught at The City University of New York starting in 1959 to 1990. Among myriad achievements, Dr. Denmark-Wesner has received accolades from the American Psychological Association, the National Science Foundation, and the New York State Psychological Association. She is a fellow of The New York Academy of Sciences and co-edited several editions of “Women in Leadership” with Michele Paludi. She earned a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and a DHL from Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Cedar Crest College and Alleghany College. Furthermore, she earned a Doctor of Psychology from Argosy University and an AM and AB from the University of Pennsylvania. She considers her success and influence in her field to be due to her likeability. Dr. Denmark-Wesner has also served as an organizer and lecturer for the International Council of Psychologists.

Video Biographies

In her video biographies, Dr. Denmark-Wesner’s experience and success in psychology and education are accessible to a worldwide audience.

Forbes Magazine

Dr. Denmark-Wesner’s academic achievement as a Robert Scott Pace Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Pace University is highlighted in Forbes Magazine.

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Dr. Denmark-Wesner’s career highlights are visually displayed in her Milestones feature.

Worldwide Humanitarian

Dr. Denmark-Wesner’s philanthropic and civic efforts have been chronicled in a Worldwide Humanitarian feature.


Dr. Denmark-Wesner’s 2019 Newsletter summarizes her extended career as a psychology educator.

Top Educators

Dr. Denmark-Wesner’s role as a Robert Scott Pace Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at Pace University garnered her recognition as a Top Educator.

Personal Website

Dr. Denmark-Wesner’s website serves as an online portfolio and outreach resource.

Industry Leaders

Dr. Demark-Wesner showcases her background and accomplishments as an Industry Leader.

Press Release

Dr. Denmark-Wesner’s professional narrative recognizes career achievements including her work as a co-editor of three editions of “Psychology of Women,” a professional handbook focused on women’s health, alongside alongside Dr. Michele Paludi.

Professional Women

Dr. Denmark-Wesner’s tireless efforts have brought attention to the accomplishments of women of all ages, and she continues to use her expertise to advocate for women’s empowerment. 

Wall Street Journal

Dr. Denmark-Wesner was recognized in Wall Street Journal for being the recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Insight Magazine

Dr. Denmark-Wesner provided her advice on the future of the academic field in Insight Magazine. 



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