Sheila M Patterson (Sheila Patterson), PhD
 Title: Chair & Associate Professor
 Dept: Health and Human Performance
 Office: JH 164
 Phone: 216-687-4870
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 164, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Worksite health promotion, Accreditation, Ethics, Health behavior, Health disparities, Evaluation of programs
Ph.D., Health Education, Southern Illinois University, 1992
M.S., Health Education, Southern Illinois University, 1989
B.S., Health Science, Mankato State University (MN), 1987
Brief Bio:
Dr. Sheila M. Patterson currently serves as Department Chairperson for the Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance at Cleveland State University.  She also has held the position of Department Chairperson and a variety of senior administrative positions in academic affairs at other institutions.  Dr. Patterson is a former Board Chair of the National Commission of Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) and has served on a variety of national committees for the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)and the American Association for Health Education (AAHE).  She has published her research in a variety of health education-related journals and has made over 40 presentations at the national and state levels.  Her current research areas include accreditation, worksite health promotion, health disparities and ethics. Her academic background is in community health; and she also has worked as a community health educator in a county health department.  Dr. Patterson has served as a consultant in the areas of needs assessment, survey research , program evaluation and related topics.  Her teaching interests include worksite health promotion, measurement/evaluation and ethical issues in behavior change.  She also is teaching select elective courses totally online.
Research Interests:
Worksite Health Promotion, especially in institutions of higher education

Accreditation of health related programs

Professional Preparation in Health Education

Ethics and Health Behavior Change

Health Disparities and Community Programs
Teaching Areas:
Introductory Wellness
(online learning)

Measurement and Evaluation

Ethics and Health

Worksite Health Promotion

Human Sexuality

Survey Research

Qualitative Research
Professional Affiliations:
American Associate of Health Education

Society for Public Health Education

Eta Sigma Gamma
Professional Experience:
Department Chairperson

Former Associate Provost in a comprehensive Masters I University

Former Public Health Educator in local health department in Illinois

Consultant for agencies in Program Evaluation & Survey Research
University Service:
Co-Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR)
Professional Service:
2007-2009              Board of Associate Editors, Journal of Health Education
2007-                 Co-Chair, SOPHE Strategic Planning Implementation Committee

2006-2009              Editorial Associate, Eta Sigma Gamman
2006  Present       Specialty Association (SPA) Coordinator to NCATE (for AAHE)

2006  Present       Unit Accreditation Board(UAB) NCATE

2005-Present          Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of American College Health
2005 - 2007           American Association of Health Education (AAHE)
                                Student Scholarship Committee