Annie  Denq

Annie Denq, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S.W

Lecturer in the School of Management

She/ her
Peters Hall 207

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00am- 9:00am and 3:00pm - 4:00pm and by appointment


Dr. Denq's extensive educational background has cultivated a comprehensive perspective on accounting practices, fueling her passion for teaching. Her academic pursuits are enriched by practical experiences in accounting and auditing, including tenures at renowned public accounting firms such as Ernst & Young, LLP., and engaging with esteemed clients like The City of Los Angeles. Her commitment to accounting is underscored by active certifications as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). 


Ph.D. University of San Diego. 

M.S.W University of California, Los Angeles

M.B.A. City University of New York, Baruch College



Dr. Denq brings a blend of practical expertise and theoretical knowledge to her professional endeavors. Her multifaceted expertise spans public accounting, leadership and academia. Her innovative teaching methods in accounting classes (e.g. managerial accounting and ethics) make complex ideas accessible to students of various disciplines.



Denq, B., Denq, W., & Hsu, W. (2019). Stress and its impact on social media usage. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication49(2), 232-245.


Xu, L., Hsiao, H. Y., Denq, W., & Chi, I. (2018). Training needs for dementia care in China from the perspectives of mental health providers: who, what, and how. International psychogeriatrics30(7), 929-940.


Denq, W., (2024) “Decoding Digital Dynamics: Enhancing Audience Engagement in Small NPOs on Facebook through Community-Centric Advocacy Strategies" at the 2024 West Coast Nonprofit Data Conference on April 19-20, 2024, in Phoenix, AZ.

Denq, W., and Mondschein, H (2024) “Social Media Engagement in Management Education: A Strategic Analysis of Students in Business School on Instagram and Facebook”. The paper has been accepted for presentation at the 35th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities on April 5, 2024, in Washington D.C.

Setayesh, S and Denq, W., (2024) “Click, Connect, and Change: Leveraging Social Media for DEIJ Engagement in Business Education”. The paper has been accepted for presentation at the 65th Conference on Western Academic of Management, scheduled for March 15, 2024.

Denq, W., (2023) “Engaging Audiences: A Content Analysis of Social Media Use by Small NPOs in Los Angeles on Facebook”. The paper has been accepted for presentation at the 65th Conference on Western Academic of Management on March 15, 2024.


Denq, W., (2022) “Advocacy on Twitter: A Content Analysis of Los Angeles-based NPO Use of Social Media to Engage Audience”. Paper to be presented at the 51st annual conference of Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action; November 2022

Xu, L., Hsiao, H.Y., Denq, W., & Chi, I., (2018) Training Needs for Dementia Care in China from the Perspectives of Mental Health Providers: Who, What and How. The poster was presented at the 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatric World Congress; in July 2017

Grant Funding

2024 The Provost Professional Development Fund $1,200, California Lutheran University.

2024 The Hewlett grant $1,000, California Lutheran University. 

2023 Federation of American Consumers and Travelers education grants $2,500.

2023 School of Leadership and Education Science Graduate Student Association (SGSA) grants, University of San Diego. 

2023 School of Leadership and Education Science Graduate Student Travel Funds, University of San Diego.