Denise Demers, PhD, CHES

Department Chair

Doyne 318

(501) 852-2654

Dr. Denise Demers is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Sciences and currently serves as the Department Chair. She graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with her PhD in Health Education, received her Masters in Exercise Physiology/Health and Fitness Promotion from Brigham Young University, and her BS degree in Physical Education from Southern Utah University. Dr. Demers is a Certified Health Education Specialist and teaches undergraduate-level Program Planning and Evaluation, Mental Health, and Health Communication and Advocacy. She also teaches graduate-level Foundations of Health Promotion, Health Communication and Advocacy, Health Concerns of the Aging, and International Health. Dr. Demers also takes students to Vienna, Austria and the surrounding countries for a Study Abroad experience each summer. While there, students can take classes including Field Experience in Health Promotion (undergraduate and graduate), Study Abroad Seminar (undergraduate Lower Division Core), and International Health (graduate). She also serves as a student advisor and works with students who are interested in Directed Independent Research, Honors Research, Masters & Doctoral Research.

Research Interests:

  • Mother scholars

  • Women/Mothers who return to school

  • Mental/Emotional Health

  • Stress Management

  • Women’s Health

  • Family Health

  • Physical Health

  • Service Learning/Experiential Learning

  • Study Abroad