Cheryl Kolander

Cheryl A. Kolander


Educational Background

  • HSD, Health & Safety Doctorate, Indiana University
  • MS Physical Education, Indiana University
  • BS Physical Education, Luther College

Teaching Areas

  • Program Planning in Health Education and Promotion
  • Peer Education in Health
  • Methods in Health Education
  • Alcohol and Drug Education
  • Women's Health Issues
  • Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
  • Community Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Professional Activities

  • Director, Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Science Research, 2010-2012
  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Education and Human Development, 2004-2011
  • Program Reviewer, American Association for Health Education, (currently SHAPE), 1999-2016
  • Board of Examiners, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, 2008- 2011
  • Writer, Program Review Guidelines for Practical Living. Kentucky Department of Education, 2009-2010
  • Chair, Higher Education Health Education Committee. Coordinated School Health Program, Kentucky Department of Education, 2009-2011
  • Committee Member, Coordinated School Health Advisory Committee. KY Coordinated School Health, 2009-11

Selected Publications

    Kolander, CA. Integrating the National Teacher Preparation Standards for Sexuality Education into Existing School Health Curricula. Final Report. Future of Sex Education Initiative (FoSE), Advocates for Youth, May, 2016. Kolander, CA, Ballard, DB and Chandler, CK. Contemporary women’s health: Issues for today and the future. 5th Ed. NY: St WCB/McGraw Hill Higher Education, 2014.
  • Straub, BW. and Kolander, CA. Look What Teens Can Do! Outcomes Achieved by Kentucky Teen Institute High School Teams. 5th Annual International Conference on the Health Risks of Youth, Nassau, Bahamas, January, 2014.
  • Kolander, CA, Webb, BJ, Straub, BW and Ballard, D. Improving Teacher Education Candidates’ Ability to Integrate Critical Thinking Language in Unit Plan Design. Third Annual International Conference on the Health Risks of Youth, San Juan, Puerto Rico, January, 2012.
  • Kolander, CA, Sparks, J and Benton, D. A Self-Assessment Model for Statewide Accountability of School Health and Physical Education, American School Health Association, Louisville, KY. October, 2011.
  • Kolander, CA, McEntyre, R, Benton, D, Donica, B, and Bush, C. Statewide Accountability System for Health and Physical Education. AAHPERD, San Diego, CA. March, 2011.
  • Wilson, RW and Kolander, CA. Drug Abuse Prevention: A School and Community Partnership, 3rd Ed. Boston: Janes and Bartlett Publishers, 2011.