Community Health Education Section/Public Health Unit Faculty

Anders Cedergren

Cedergren, Anders, ABD, CHES, Lecturer: M.Ed. (Health Education), University of Cincinnati; B.S. (Health Promotion and Education), University of Cincinnati. Specialty area: Comprehensive workplace health promotion.
209 Mitchell Hall

Duquette Duquette, R. Daniel, Ed.D., Professor, Department Chair: Ed.D. (Health Behavior/Education), State University of New York-Buffalo; M.S. (Environmental Health Science), University of Rhode Island-Kingston; B.S. (Biology), State University of New York-Brockport. Specialty Areas: Environmental Health, Cancer Prevention/Education, Biometry, Evaluation, Research, and Statistics, Alternative Health and Medicine, Technology.
124 Mitchell Hall
Gilmore Gilmore, Gary D., Ph.D., Professor and Director, Graduate Community Health/Public Health Programs (MPH & MS-CHE): Ph.D. (Public Health Education), University of Tennessee Knoxville; M.P.H. (Public Health Education and Epidemiology), University of Minnesota-Minneapolis; B.A. (Biology/Genetics), Hope College-Holland, Michigan. Specialty Areas: Epidemiology and Public Health Issues, Family Health and Wellness, Cancer Prevention and Detection, Psychological Type and Preference, National Health Educator Competencies Update Project (Chair), Violence and Injury Prevention, Global Health (Fulbright Scholar and Fulbright Chapter President), La Crosse Wellness Project (Director), Community-Based Participatory Research, Behavioral Screening & Intervention, and Motivational Interviewing.
201 Mitchell Hall
Jecklin Jecklin, Robert A. Jr., Assistant Professor, Ph.D. (Continuing and Vocational Education) University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.P.H. (Public Health Education) University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; B.S. (School Health Education) University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Experience: Community-based Primary Care, Managed Care, State Health Departments, Youth Programming, and Voluntary Health Agencies. Research Interests: Retelling human stories of health-related learning; exploring connections between educational attainment and health status; and organizing strategies for health interventions.
205 Mitchell Hall
Michelle Pettit Pettit, Michele L., Associate Professor, PhD (Health Education), Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; MPH, University of Illinois at Springfield; BS (Health Science/Community Health), Truman State University. Professional Interests: stress/coping, health communication, health risk behaviors, health disparities, teaching strategies, and professional preparation.
207 Mitchell Hall
Rees Rees, Keely S., Ph.D., CHES, Associate Professor, Director Undergraduate Community Health Education Program. Education: PhD (Health Education) University of New Mexico; MS (Exercise Physiology/Health Behavior) South Dakota State University; BA (Health Education) University of Minnesota-Morris. Areas of Specialty: Women’s Health (pregnancy, exercise, maternal & child health) Adolescent Health Behaviors; Nutrition Education; Foundations of Health Education
217 Mitchell Hall
Skemp-Arlt Skemp-Arlt, Karen M., Ph.D., HFS, CSCS, Assistant Professor:  Ph.D. (Kinesiology), University of Minnesota; M.Ed. (Physical Education/Athletic Administration), North Dakota State University; B.A. (Education/Sociology), University of San Diego.  Areas of Specialty:  Nutrition and performance, Alternative Nutrition, Nutrition education, Body Image and eating patterns across various populations, Fitness across the lifespan
212 Mitchell Hall
Katie Wagoner Wagoner, Katie, MPH, Lecturer: MPH University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Areas of Specialty: nutrition, worksite wellness, health and wellness coaching.
204 Mitchell Hall
Emily Whitney Whitney, Emily, Ph.D., MCHES, Assistant Professor: Ph.D. (Health Education and Recreation), Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale IL.; M.S. (Health, Physical Education and Recreation), Utah State University, Logan UT.; B.S., Health Education Specialist  (Community Health Education), Utah State University, Logan UT. Areas of Specialty: Veteran’s Health Issues, Health Literacy, Motivational Interviewing, College Student Health and Underage drinking, and Community Capacity and Social Capital.
Mitchell Hall 215