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Caile Spear

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Caile E. Spear, Ph.D., MCHES

Service-Learning, Health Education & Promotion, Student Basic Needs

Office: Health Science Riverside #104


Keywords: service-learning, health education and promotion, student basic needs

Research Profile:

Bolter, N., Gao, Y., Conger, S., Spear, C., Radlin, A., & Flint, H. Parents’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviours Related to Children’s Beverage Consumption in Youth Soccer: A Qualitative Analysis” (in press)Health Education Journal

Spear, C., Brascia, K. Bailey, A., & Stefancic, M. (2018) Supporting Professional Development for Community Engagement: Three Institutional Case Studies. In Berkey, B., Meixner, C., Green, P., & Eddins, E. (Eds.) Re-conceptualizing Faculty Development in Service-Learning/Community Engagement. Sterling VA: Stylus.

Anderson, A., Spear C., Pritchard, M., George, K., Young, K., & Smith, C. (2017) A formative evaluation of Healthy Habits, Healthy U: A collaborative school-based cancer education program. Journal Health Education Teaching 8(1) 40-60.

Yang, D., & Spear, C. (2017). The effects of faculty status, faculty gender, field of study, and class size on the use of blogs, wikis and discussion boards. International Journal of Information Communication and Technology Education 13(2) 52-65.

Chaney, E., Charvarria, E., Steffeson, M., Birch, D., Spear, C. (2012). American Association for Health Education (2011) Membership Survey: Summary of Findings. American Journal of Health Education, vol. 43, 6, pp. 322-326.

Spear, C., & Hale, A. (2010) Increasing cultural competency through refugee focused service-learning projects: Bringing the world home. In M. A. Cooksey & K. T. Olivares (Eds.), Quick Hits for Service-learning: Successful Strategies by Award-winning Teachers. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Current Research and Research Goals:

Collective Impact as a way to meet Student Basic Needs, Evaluation of Healthy Habits, Healthy U: School-based Cancer Education Program

Honors and Achievements:

Faculty-in-Residence Health Professions Living and Learning Community
2007-2008,  2016-2018

Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Board of Directors

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Division Board for Certification of Health Education Specialists

American Association for Health Education (AAHE) Board Member and President

AAHE Fellow

College of Education Service Award