Elizabeth Whitney, Ph.D. CHES
Elizabeth Whitney received her PhD in Health Education & Promotion with a concentration in school health education from Kent State University in 2013. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion and her research interests are in the broad area of child/adolescent health topics; including bullying prevention, nutrition education, drug education/prevention, and classroom-based physical activity.
Dr. Whitney’s work has also been defined by K-12 health education curriculum development projects and evaluating the effectiveness of teaching strategies in higher education. Dr. Whitney teaches courses in the Health Promotion (undergraduate and graduate) and Health Education (Teacher Education) programs and as part of her teaching she developed a new course on Youth Violence to address the need for health educators and other health professionals to be trained to recognize and respond to violence-related issues of youth.