Denise is Dean and Faculty, of the School of Interior Architecture, at Boston Architectural College. Prior to becoming a full time academic administrator, she was an adjunct professor of Interior Architecture in the Art + Design department of Columbia College Chicago. She also formerly adjunct faculty at Harrington College of Design, the International Academy of Design & Technology, and the Illinois Institute of Art. Denise’s professional practice work includes an academic appointment as the Visiting Interior Designer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; interiors director at Perkins & Will (Chicago); interiors project manager at SmithGroup (Detroit); and head of interior design at TowerPinkster (Grand Rapids). Denise holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management from Spertus Institute of Jewish Leadership in Chicago. and a Bachelor of Arts degree in interior design from Michigan State University.