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Denise Swanson has worked for Behavioral Research and Teaching in a variety of capacities since 1992. Her responsibilities have included data collection; data file clean-up; scan form creation, production and scanning; website development and maintenance of the BRT Projects website; organization, cataloguing, and updating of research materials and resources; and customer service, providing email and phone-based support to K-12 educators throughout the United States. She works closely with researchers to prepare and clean data files in preparation for data analysis and in the production and management of research-oriented documents and assessment materials.

Denise came to BRT after a career as a seasonal Park Interpreter with the U. S. Park Service, U. S. Forest Service, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Army Corps of Engineers, and the Illinois Department of Conservation. She graduated from Southern Illinois University with a B.S. in Recreation (emphasis in Outdoor Education).