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Professional Affiliation:
West Chester University


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.

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September 6, 2021
In 2008, I was in a waiting room and picked up a magazine. In it was an article about colony collapse...
August 2, 2021
The Amazon rainforest is masterful at capturing and dispersing rainfall: bromeliads, pitcher shaped plants, drip tips. But what to do in...
July 5, 2021
The average American generates about a pound of food waste/day. Have you ever heard of vermicomposting, also known as worm composting?...
June 9, 2021
May 17th was the 16th anniversary of me moving into the home that my friends dubbed “Deeden.” My dear friend has...