Humanities Faculty & Staff
Elizabeth Perkins, Dean
Denise Kaye was born in Los Angeles, CA, and currently resides in Salt Lake City, UT. She loves to learn and has done so through various contexts including education. She earned her B.A. in Speech Communication from San Diego State University, M.A. in Communication Studies from California State University, Northridge, and Ph.D. in Intercultural Communication from Southern Illinois University.
Denise's professional background includes working in technical and teaching fields. In the computer field, she was a systems analyst who implemented computer network systems for one health care company and two manufacturing companies. She also owned her own business providing internet access and web site designing. In the teaching field, she has taught high functioning elementary autistic children, various business and computer courses at a technical college, and for the last 8 years, communication courses such as intercultural, interpersonal, public speaking, research methodologies, media & social change, and communication analysis. Now she is combining her computer and teaching skills by teaching online. Sometimes, life makes sense!
She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, playing with her Labrador, hiking in high altitudes, documentaries made from passion, working out (well, not the process, but the e/affect), and eating organic foods that have been grown in her garden or fair traded. Four of many hobbies include designing a resource/energy efficient home, photography, writing play scripts, and watching 30 Days.