Denise joined the staff in June 2012. In her position as assistant to the chair she works closely with the students and the alumni of the M.P.A. program. She has the primary responsibility for the recruitment and retention of pre-career and mid-career professionals into the M.P.A. and graduate certificate programs, management of the M.P.A. internship program and funds development to support the mission of the Division of Public Administration.
Denise received her undergraduate degree in political science/public Law in 1983 from NIU and Master of Public Administration from NIU. She has previously served as the assistant to the village administrator in Woodridge, Ill., assistant administrator in Bloomingdale, Ill., and as a municipal recruiter and consultant for The PAR Group and Voorhees Associates.