Meet the ACEER >> Denise Polk
Professor Communication and Media
ACEER Member since: 2021
Professional Affiliation: West Chester University
"Having a long-standing belief in sustainable living, Denise’s home has a photovoltaic solar array for electricity, solar hot water system, a compost bin, and multiple rain barrels. In addition to gardening, she takes great pleasure in tending her honey bees, cooking, preserving food, fermentation, making natural soap, lip balm, body lotion and candles, and repurposing discarded items. In 2017, she gave a Tedx talk about her two federally funded grants about a restaurant composting project in her hometown."
Denise is a devoted organic gardener who challenges herself to live as sustainably as possible in her home in southeastern Pennsylvania. She is a professor in the Department of Communication and Media at West Chester University with a Ph.D. from Kent State University. Her teaching and research areas consist of sustainability, close interpersonal relationships, integrating work and family, and conflict resolution.