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Dr. Michael E Young

Name

[Young, Dr. Michael E]
  • Associate Dean for Research/Director for Center for Nursing Research

Biography

Since 1975 Dr. Young has been a faculty member in higher education, serving as an Assistant Professor at Campbellsville College, and Auburn University in the 1970s.. At the University of Arkansas, beginning in 1980, he served as an Assistant Professor, an Associate Professor, Full Professor, and University Professor (a rank held by only 12 faculty members within the University, at the time of Dr. Young’s appointment). Dr. Young served at New Mexico State University from 2007 -2012.He arrived as Associate Chair for Research and Doctoral Studies in the Department of Health Science, and also served Chair of the Department, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs in the of College of Health & Social Services, Director of the Southwest Institute for Health Disparities Research, and Director of the Southwest Survey Research Center. Dr. Young has been at UT-Arlington since November, 2012, where he serves as Associate Dean for Research in the College of Nursing.

Professional Preparation

    • 1975 Ph.D. in Health EducationTexas A&M Univesity
    • 1974 M.Ed in Health, Physical Education & RecreationUniversity of Arkansas
    • 1972 Unknown degree in Biology/Health & Physical EducationSouthwest Baptisit College
    • 1970 A.A. in BiologyBacone College

Appointments

    • Nov 2012 to Present Associate Dean for Research/Director for Center for Nursing Research
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 2011 to Oct 2012 Director, Southwest Center for Survey Research
      New Mexico State University - College of Health & Social Sciences
    • Jan 2010 to Jan 2011 Professor and Interim Chair
      New Mexico State University
    • Jan 2008 to Oct 2012 Professor/Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs
      New Mexico State University - College of Health & Social Sciences
    • Jan 2008 to Oct 2012 Director, Southwest Institute for Health Disparities Research
      New Mexico State University
    • Jan 2007 to Oct 2012 Professor and Associate Department Head for Research & Doctoral Studies
      New Mexico State University
    • 2004 to Dec 2007 University Professor
      University of Arkansas
    • Jan 1989 to Jan 2003 Professor
      University of Arkansas
    • Jan 1984 to Jan 1989 Assoc Prof
      University of Arkansas
    • Jan 1980 to Jan 1984 Assist Professor
      University of Arkansas
    • Jan 1978 to Jan 1980 Assist Professor
      Auburn University
    • Jan 1975 to Jan 1978 Assistant Professor, Major Advisor, Head Coach
      Campbellsville College
    • Jan 1974 to Jan 1975 Coordinator
      Texas A&M University System (TAMU)   Texas A&M University
    • Jan 1973 to Jan 1974 Graduate Teaching Assistant
      Texas A&M University System (TAMU)   Texas A&M University
    • Jan 1972 to Jan 1972 Graduate Assistant
      University of Arkansas

Awards and Honors

    • Dec  2000 Awards and Honors sponsored by Various sponsoring groups
      Description:

      Dr. Young has received numbers honors and awards from professional organizations, government agencies, and the universities for which he has served. The most relevant include: American Association for Health Education (AAHE) 2004 Distinguished Scholar Award; American School Health Association (ASHA) 2004 Research Award, American Alliance for Health Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD) Southwest District Scholar Award 2010, AAHPERD Research Consortium Scholar Lecture 2010, Distinguished Career Award (first time given)-University of Arkansas’s College of Education & Health Professions, and winner of the College Research Award (3 times); University of Arkansas Alumni Association Award (highest award given to a University faculty member) for Distinguished Work in Research and Public Service.

      His sexuality/abstinence education project is a five-time winner of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Award for Outstanding Work in Community Health Promotion. His drug education program (co-authored with C. Werch) won the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention’s (CSAP) Exemplary Program Award, has been promoted as a Model Program by CSAP, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.He is a Founding Member, American Academy of Health Behavior (1997), Fellow of the American Academy of Health Behavior (1998), Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (2004), American School Health Association, (2009), and American Association for Health Education (2010). He was named Southwest District AAHPERD Scholar (2010) has given the AAHPERD Research Consortium Scholar Lecture (2010). Featured in "Around the Academy"(2004) and interviewed for "Viewpoints" section (2010), both in the American Journal of Health Behavior.

      He has served as Chair of the Board of Associate Editors for AAHE, member of the Journal's Senior Editoral Advisory Board, Chair of the ASHA Editorial Board, Senior Associate Editor for Health Behavior Policy Review, Editorial Board - American Journal of Sexuality Education.

News Articles

    • Dec 2000 Article in the Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality

      My research has been frequently cited by scholars, including the U.S. Surgeon General, and has also caught the attention of the popular press. For example, my work has been reprinted in Reader's Digest and cited in USA Today, Parade,  ABC News.com, the London Times,  Redbook, Cosmopolitan and a host of other popular magazines, newspapers, and on-line sources. One of the articles, with Tina Penhollow, which has received a great deal of attention appeared in the Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality (see URL above) - Sexual Desirability and Sexual Performance: Does Exercise and Fitness Really Matter? 

Research and Expertise

  • Adolescent Health/Sexuality Issues

    I have authored or co-authored more than 300 publications including published, articles, abstracts and reviews, and have presented more than 250 papers at national and international conferences. Most of my work has been in adolescent health or in sexuality related issues. I have co-authored award winning curricula concerned with both adolescent sexuality and drug education. I have conducted training workshops in more than 30 states and several other countries. I have served as an outside evaluator on projects from the east coast to Alaska, with projects involving public schools, medical schools, police departments, and other community agencies. I have given testimony before state legislatures and gave a deposition on a case (with U.S. Justice and ACLU) that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Publications

      Journal Article 2014
      • Young M, Denny G, Penhollow TM, Donnelly J. Religiosity and unsafe and distracted driving behaviors. Health Behavior and Policy Review volume 1, January/February, 2014.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2013
      • Young M, Denny G, Penhollow T, Palacios R, Morris D. Hiding the word: Examining the relationship between a new measure of religiosity and sexual behavior. Journal of Religion and Health (published on-line 26 September 2013)

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2012
      • Young, M., Denny, G., Donnelly, J. Lessons from the trenches: Meeting evaluation challenges in school health education. Journal of School Health, 2012;82:528-535.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2012
      • Penhollow TM, Young M, Denny G. Impact of personal and organizational religiosity on college student sexual behavior. American Journal of Health Studies, 2012;27:13-22.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2012
      • Young, M., Palacios, R., Penhollow, T.M. Measurement and Design Issues in the Study of Adolescent Sexual Behavior and the Evaluation of Adolescent Sexual Health Behavior Interventions. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2012;7:429-444.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2011
      • Young M. Research Consortium Scholar Lecture: Religiosity and health behavior—What does research tell us? American Journal of Health Education, 2011, 42, 4-11.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2010
      • Young M,  Penhollow TM, Bailey W. Hooking-up and condom provision: Is there a double standard? American Journal of Health Studies, 2010, 25, 156-164.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2010
      • Valois RF, Zullig KJ, Young M, Kammermann SK. Changing health behavior in youth: Plus 40 years. American Journal of Health Education, 2010, 41, 134-138

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2010
      • Zullig K, Young M. Perception that alcohol facilitates social bonding and sexual attractiveness as factors in problem drinking among college students,  American Journal of Health Education, 41, 85-92, 2010.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2010
      • Penhollow TM, Marx A, Young M. Impact of recreational sex on sexual satisfaction and leisure satisfaction. Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality, 13 (March 13, 11 pg. + 4 tables), 2010.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2010
      • Young M, Valois  RF. Magic, morals, and health: Plus 40 years, American Journal of Health Education, 41, 18-19, 2010.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2009
      • Penhollow TM, Young M. Predictors of quality of life, sexual intercourse, and sexual satisfaction among active older adults and sexuality. American Journal of Health Education, 40, 14-22, 2009. 

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2009
      • Tahlil T, Young M. Viewing sexual media and sexual behaviors, are they really related? American Journal of Health Studies, 24.1:249-256, 2009.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2008
      • Donnelly J, Young M, Penhollow TM, Pearson R. Area specific self-esteem, values and adolescent substance use, Journal of Drug Education, 35, 389-403, 2008.
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2008
      • Penhollow TM,  Young M. Predictors of sexual satisfaction: The role of body image and fitness. Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality, 11, October 15, 2008.
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2008
      • Pearson R,  Young  M. College students’ judgment of others based on described eating pattern. American Journal of Health Education, 39, 213-220, 2008.
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2007
      • Pearson  R., Turner L, Young M,  Knickerbocker C. Correlates of healthy eating and physical activity among students in grades 6-12. American Journal of Health Studies, 22, 2007.
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2007
      • Penhollow TM, Young M, Bailey W. Relationship between religiosity and “hooking-up” behavior. American Journal of Health Education, 38, 338-345, 2007).
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2007
      • Ding C, Young M. Using prototype theory to examine prototypical patterns of risk behaviors among U.S. adolescents. American Journal of Health Education, 38, 129-138, 2007.
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2006
      • Denny G, Young M. An evaluation of an abstinence only sex education curriculum: An 18-month follow-up. Journal of School Health , 76,414-422, 2006.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2006
      • Denny G, Young M. An evaluation of an abstinence only sex education curriculum: An 18-month follow-up. Journal of School Health , 76,414-422, 2006.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2006
      • Young M, Penhollow, TM.  The impact of abstinence education: What does the research say? American Journal of Health Education,  37, 194-202, 2006.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2006
      • Young M. Examining condom use through the decade: A reaction to Torabi et al. American Journal of Health Education, 37, 122-123, 2006.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2005
      • Young M. Enhancing Research Productivity in Health Education: What, Why, and How (The AAHE Scholar Lecture), American Journal of Health Education,  36, 322-330, 2005.

        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2005
      • Young M. Enhancing Research Productivity in Health Education: What, Why, and How (The AAHE Scholar Lecture), American Journal of Health Education,  36, 322-330, 2005.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book 1994
      • Core-Gebhart, P., Hart, S. & Young M.  Sex Can Wait - an abstinence based sexuality education program for middle school classrooms, ETR Associates, Santa Cruz, 1994. (OAPP revisions, 1997)
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      1994
      • Young, M. & Young, T.  Sex Can Wait - an abstinence based sexuality education program for upper elementary classrooms, ETR Associates, Santa Cruz, 1994. (OAPP revised version, 1997)
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      1994
      • Rausch, S. & Young, M., Be A Winner, trainer's manual (2nd edition).  The University of Arkansas, Health Education Projects Office, 1994.
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      1994
      • Core-Gebhart, P., Hart, S. & Young M.  Sex Can Wait - an abstinence based sexuality education program for high school classrooms, ETR Associates, Santa Cruz, 1994. (OAPP revisions, 1998 by T. Young & L. Nester)
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter 1994
      • Young M. Sexuality education in conservative communities in (Eds. Clark, K. & Drolet, J.)  The Sexuality Education Challenge, pgs. 431-444,  ETR Associates, Santa Cruz, 1994.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book 1993
      • Rausch, S. & Young, M., Be A Winner student workbook. (2nd edition), The University of Arkansas, Health Education Projects Office, 1993.
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Review 1992
      • Young, M. and Young, T.  Building self-esteem in children, HEALTH VALUES, November-December, 1992.
        {Book Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book 1991
      • Core-Gebhart, P., Hart, S., & Young, M.  Living Smart - Understanding Sexuality in the Teen Years. The University of Arkansas Press, May, 1991.
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      1991
      • Core-Gebhart, P., Hart, S., & Young, M.  Living Smart - Understanding Sexuality into Adulthood, The University of Arkansas Press, May, 1991
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      1991
      • Rausch, S. & Young, M.  Be A Winner Leader's  Guide, The University of Arkansas Press, May, 1991.
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      1991
      • Rausch, S. & Young, M.  Be A Winner - Student Workbook, The University of Arkansas Press, May, 1991.
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter 1991
      • Werch C, Young M, Moore A, Clark M,  Hooks, S.  Experimentation and intentions to use drugs among 4th and 5th graders:  relationship to beliefs, peer use, self-esteem and decision making.  Advances in Health Education Current Research, Vol 3, Chapter 17, pg. 257-268, (Eds. Robert H. Feldman and James Humphrey).  AMS Press, Inc., New York, 1991.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter 1987
      • Young M, Milliger C, Reed D,  King D.  Evaluation of an elementary school drug education program: Or how does teacher training affect students in (Eds. Azordegan, S., and Culbertson, E.L.)  Contemporary Issues in Educational Administration (Selected for republication from an ERIC document), Ginn Press, Lexington, 1987.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter 1984
      • Young M.  Senator Hogwash: An activity for smoking education in Health Education Teaching Ideas:  Secondary, (Selected for republication from an article in Health Education), American Alliance For Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Reston, Virginia, 1984.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Review 1984
      • Young, M., Marketing and health promotion, JOURNAL OF SCHOOL HEALTH, 54:261, August, 1984.
        {Book Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Review 1983
      • Young, M., Helping health workers learn, JOURNAL OF SCHOOL HEALTH, 53:328, May, 1983.
        {Book Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Review 1982
      • Young, M., Sexuality and physical disability, JOURNAL OF SCHOOL HEALTH, 52: 624, December, 1982 .
        {Book Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Review 1981
      • Young, M., Healthy sexuality, JOURNAL OF SEX EDUCATION AND THERAPY, 7:49, Summer, 1981.
        {Book Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      1981
      • Young, M., Health education planning, JOURNAL OF SCHOOL HEALTH, 51: 514, September, 1981.
        {Book Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      1981
      • Young, M., How much is too much, JOURNAL OF DRUG ISSUES, 11:478-479, Fall, 1981.
        {Book Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Review 1979
      • Young, M., Death, the final frontier, JOURNAL OF SCHOOL HEALTH, 49:534, November, 1979.
        {Book Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Review 1978
      • Young, M., Drugs and the elderly: our newest junkies, JOURNAL OF GERONTOLOGY, 33:296, 1978.
        {Book Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Review 1977
      • Young, M., The elderly: their health and the drugs in their lives, JOURNAL OF SCHOOL HEALTH, 47:492, October, 1977.
        {Book Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Review 1975
      • Young, M., A helpful practical guide in drug education, PHI DELTA KAPPAN, 157:285, December, 1975.
        {Book Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Review 1974
      • Young, M., A teacher's guide to divergent thinking and stuff like that, PHI DELTA KAPPAN, 56:217-218, November, 1974.
        {Book Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

Presentations

  • Past
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      Conference Paper Accepted
      Young, M., Denny, G., Penhollow, T.M. & Donnelly, J. The Relationship Between A New Measure of Religiosity and Unsafe/Distracted Driving Behaviors, accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior, Santa Fe, March, 2013.
  • Past
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      Conference Paper Accepted
      Young, M., Rice, J., Rice, C., & Gonzalez, A. Assessing the cultural appropriateness of an evidence-based during education program, accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior, Santa Fe, March, 2013.
  • Past
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      Conference Paper Accepted
      Bailey, W., Denny, D., & Young, M. The relationship between emotional intelligence and selected health behaviors among a sample of college students accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior, Santa Fe, March, 2013.
  • Past
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      Conference Paper Presented
      Young M, Penhollow T, Palacios R. Measurement and design issues in the study of adolescent sexuality and the evaluation of sexuality/abstinence education programs, International Conference on the Health Risks of Youth, San Juan, January, 2012.
  • Past
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      Conference Paper Presented
      Young M, Penhollow T, Perez T. Religiosity, gender, and relationship type as factors in sexual comfort, International Conference on the Health Risks of Youth, San Juan, January, 2012.
  • Past
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      Conference Paper Presented
      Penhollow T., Young, M., Palacisos, R. Using the health belief model to predit cigarette smoking in college students. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance, Boston, March, 2012.
  • Past
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      Conference Paper Presented
      Adera, T., Young, M., Smith, H.W. Establishing survey research centers: An important tool in reducing health disparities. World Congress on Public Health, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April, 2012.
  • Past
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      Conference Paper Presented
      Young, M., Donnelly, J., Denny, G. Measurement and design issues in the study of adolescent health and the evaluation of school health education programs. American School Health Association, San Antonio, October, 2012.
  • Past
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      Conference Paper Presented
      Donnelly, J., Denney, G., Eburne, N., Young, M., & Neidig, A. Long-term trends in substance use: Do health educators deserve some of the credit? American School Health Association, San Antonio, October, 2012.
  • Past
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      Conference Paper Presented
      Penhollow, T., Young, M.,& Denny, G. Religiosity and anal sex among married college students. Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Tampa, October, 2012.
  • Past
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      Conference Paper Presented
      Young,M., Denny, G., Penhollow, T., Morris, D., & Palacios, R. Hiding the Word: Examining the relationship between a new measure of religiosity and sexual behavior. Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Tampa, November, 2012.
  • Past
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      Smoking and alcohol risk reduction for minority adolescents
      A grant funded by the Bureau of Health Education, Center for Disease Control and the Alabama State Department of Public Health (1980). The two year grant totaled $257,000. Co-author of the proposal.
  • Past
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      Arkansas Drug Education Program
      This project has been funded by the Arkansas Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (1981 to 1996), refunded every year). Grant total to date exceeds $400,000. Co-author of initial proposal and project director from 1982.
  • Past
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      Family Life/Sexuality Education Project
      (1) Funded by the Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs, Washington, D.C. (1982) for one year $81,874. (2) Funded by the University Board of Trustees, 1984, refunded in 1985, $27,000. (3) Funded again by the Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs (1987, refunded in 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1991) $322,000. (5) Funded by the Arkansas Department of Education HIV/AIDS Education Program (1992) $6,639. (6) Office of Comprehensive School Health (1995) $20,000, (1996) $10,000, Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs (1995) $203,000, (1996) $203,000, (1997) $160,000, (1998) $140,000, (1999) $134, 545. Total monies secured for this project in excess of $1,300,000. Author of proposals and project director.
  • Past
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      Northwest Arkansas Drug Education Program Project
      A project funded by the U.S. Department of Education - Drug Free Schools and Communities Program (1987), amount of grant $182,000. Author of proposal and project director.
  • Past
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      Be A Winner Drug Education for Law Enforcement Officers
      (1) Funded by the U.S. Department of Education - Drug Free Schools and Communities Program (1988). This project was funded for 2 years at $190,000 in federal funds. (2) Funded by the U.S. Department of Education (1990) for 18 months at $167,000 in federal funds. (3) Funded by the Arkansas Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention, (1992) for work with high risk youth - $20,000, (1995) $20,000, (1996) $20,000. (4) Funded by the Arkansas Department of Education Drug Free Schools program (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999) - $49,000. (5) Funded by Arkansas Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention for the implementation of DARE type programs (1993) - $32,000. (6) Five different training/evaluation contracts with schools and education coops for $18,500. (7) Grant and contract total exceeds $500,000. My role was been proposal writer and project director.
  • Past
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      The Development and Evaluation of School and Community Take Home Drug Prevention Materials for Parents and Children
      Funded by the U.S. Department of Education (1990) for 18 months at $137,000 in federal funds. (2) Funded by the Nancy Reagan Foundation (1993) for $50,000, (3) Funded by the Community Care Foundation (2000) for $47,000 Total grant monies for this project, $225,000. Author of proposals and project director. These grants supported the development, implementation, and evaluation of Keep A Clear Mind. This drug education program is on the National Registry of Effective Programs and has received other awards and recognitions.
  • Past
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      Comprehensive School Health Programs for Arkansas Schools
      Funded by the Arkansas Department of Education, June 1, 1993 - May 31, 1994, $175,000; funded March 1, 1994 - September 30, 1995 - $153,000. Total grant monies for this project $328,000. Senior author of proposal, project director.
  • Past
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      Health Education Projects Office at the University of Arkansas
      From August, 1993 – December, 2006 the Health Education Projects Office at the University of Arkansas, under my direction, published and marketed "Be A Winner" and "Keep A Clear Mind" materials, and beginning in 2005 published the Sex Can Wait curriculum series. Sales in 2004 and again in 2005 exceeded $210,000.
  • Past
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      Growing Up Healthy - Growing Up Smart
      A parent-child, take-home program, funded by the Paso Del Norte Health Foundation, $108,000. Author of proposal and project director, 2007-2008.
  • Past
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      Two Should Know-Professional Development Project
      Training project in sexuality funded by the Paso Del Norte Health Foundation to provide professional development training for their grantees, $118,000. Author of proposal and project director, 2007-2008.
  • Past
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      Survey of Illness, Health Behaviors, and Other Health Indicators
      Funded by Lundy and Davis Law Firm for $108,000. Amount actually paid was approximately $50,000. Author of proposal and project director, 2004.
  • Past
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      CHAMPS
      Contract with the University of Arkansas Medical Science campus - part of project to "home grow" physicians for rural areas, September, 1994, $15,000; refunded 1995, $10,000. Total grant monies for this project - $25,000. Author of proposal and project director.

Courses

Other Teaching Activities

    • Courses Taught
      • Teaching responsibilities at other universities prior to coming to UTA

        At New Mexico State University I taught courses in both the undergraduate program and the graduate Masters of Public Health Program. I served as a member of the undergraduate and graduate faculty. Undergraduate courses taught at the University of Arkansas included: personal health, drug abuse prevention, introduction to human sexuality, human disease, introduction to community health, methods and materials in health education, and community health planning and promotion. Graduate courses taught at the University of Arkansas included: research methods, contemporary issues in human sexuality, research issues in human sexuality, principles of health education, public health, environmental health, and grant writing. In addition, most summers and sometimes during the academic year, Sponsored on-campus workshops in drug education and/or sexuality/abstinence education. In addition, I had responsibilities for student practicums, independent studies, and internships, and directing graduate student research (class projects, independent research, and dissertations.

    • Teaching
      • Teaching

        At UT Arlington, teach course NURS5328 - Theory and Research Application in Nursing.  At New Mexico State University taught courses in both the undergraduate program and the graduate Masters of Public Health Program. Member of the undergraduate and graduate faculty. Undergraduate courses taught at the University of Arkansas included: personal health, drug abuse prevention, introduction to human sexuality, human disease, introduction to community health, methods and materials in health education, and community health planning and promotion. Graduate courses taught at the University of Arkansas included: research methods, contemporary issues in human sexuality, research issues in human sexuality, principles of health education, public health, environmental health, and grant writing. In addition, most summers and sometimes during the academic year, Sponsored on-campus workshops in drug education and/or sexuality/abstinence education. In addition, had responsibilities for student practicums, independent studies, and internships, and directing graduate student research (class projects, independent research, and dissertations.

    • Consulting
      • Training and Other Consultant Work - 1997 - 2010

        Trainings for Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs (US Government Agency), Center Substance Abuse Prevention (US Government Agency), state agencies, and individual projects in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi (5), Missouri (2), New Jersey (5), New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (3), Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Texas (4), West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Washington D.C. (2) and Cross-Roads projects in Honduras and Gabon.

Administrative Appointment

  • 2012
    • Nov 2012 to Present - Associate Dean for Research/Director for Center for Nursing Research, University of Texas at Arlington
  • 2008
    • Sept 2008 to Oct 2012 - Professor/Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs, New Mexico State University - College of Health & Social Sciences

Other Administration Activities

  • 2008
    • Uncategorized
      • July 2008 Administrative

        At UT-Arlington, serve as Associate Dean for Research/Director for the Center for Nursing Research in the College of Nursing.  At New Mexico State University, served as Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs in the College of Health & Social Services. Appointed to the position in July, 2008 by Dean Higbie, and have continued in this position under both Dean Rhodes (2009) and Dean Adera (2009 to October 2012). My role was to enhance the research productivity of the College. I also provided oversight for all funded projects, grant submissions, and IRB issues. I developed faculty teams for proposal submissions, administered the College Mini-grant program, and worked with junior faculty to help them stay on track for promotion and tenure. I represented the Dean at various functions and served as Acting Dean when necessary. I directed the Southwest Institute for Health Disparities Research, have served as the immediate supervisor for the directors of the Southern New Mexico Area Health Education Center and the Border Epidemiology and Environmental Center, and am the founder of the Southwest Institute’s Survey Research Lab. I have also served as the Interim Academic Department Head for Health Science and led our CEPH program reaccreditation effort. I came to the University as Associate Department Head for Research and Doctoral Studies. Among other duties, I was charged with enhancing the research capacity of the Department, served as Coordinator of the MPH Program, and lead the development of a new Ph.D. program. I served as Program Coordinator for the Program in Health Science at the University of Arkansas off and on for several years. Program offerings included an undergraduate major in community health, several options at the masters level, and a Ph.D. in Health Science. The Program was relatively small, but during the time I was there, on a per faculty member basis, it was one of the most productive in the country. Director, Health Education Projects Office (University of Arkansas). I oversaw all aspects of our operation. This included program conceptualization and development; procurement of funds, including federal, state, foundation, corporate and institutional grants (more than $3,400,000) and operation of our publishing house (over $200,000/year in sales); budgeting and financial management; recruitment, hiring, and supervision of qualified personnel; program implementation; product promotion and training; and research administrator. We were involved with schools and/or community agencies from 69 of the 75 counties in the state and worked with a number of out-of-state groups. I interacted regularly with school administrators and teaching staff, staff from community agencies, parents and other community groups, staff and administrators from state and federal agencies, state legislators, and Congressional delegation staff. The work of the Health Education Projects Office has been translated into a start-up company, the Center for Evidence-Based Programming.