Dena Fife

Instructional Services Manager

Dena Fife (she/her) is the Instructional Services Manager for the Institute for Public Health Practice, Research and Policy (IPHPRP) College of Public Health at the University of Iowa, which includes the HRSA-funded Region VII Midwestern Public Health Training Center (MPHTC) that includes Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.

Dena provides consultation and leads the development of various online courses, training programs, and micro-learnings.

Dena is a lifelong learner with an appreciation for how people learn and grow. She is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and accessibility especially within learning and development. She works with various partners to translate knowledge into meaningful learning experiences. Dena began her career writing copy, developing newsletters, and press releases, to facilitating presentations on crisis & emergency risk communication and exercise design, before moving into learning and development.

Dena has a BA in Mass Communication & Journalism and an MA in eLearning Design & Implementation.