Main Hall 507
Spring 2013: M 4:30-5:30, T/R 12:15-2:30, and by appointment.
Note: Dr. Polk is currently serving as acting chair of the Department of Communication Studies.
Denise M. Polk, Ph.D. holds the rank of Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies. Dr. Polk's teaching and research areas focus mainly in the areas of interpersonal communication, work-family integration, conflict resolution, and health communication. She has focused mostly on marital, dating, and family relationships and has been able to integrate the area of health into her research with studies surrounding Alzheimer's disease.
Recent research and service interests involve sustainability and environmental communication. She also serves on the Joint Sustainability Task Force, BLUER (Borough Leaders United for Emissions Reduction), and she participates on the Sustainability Advisory Council.
In addition to presentations at national and regional conferences, her publications include:
Dr. Polk is a member of the National Communication Association. Before coming to West Chester University, Dr. Polk taught at Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, VA. She holds a B.A. from Baldwin-Wallace College, an M.A. from Miami University, and a Ph.D. from Kent State University. Dr. Polk joined the faculty of West Chester University in 2005.