Judith A Ausherman (judy), EdD
 Title: Associate Professor
Coordinator for HED 210 Healthy Living Courses
 Dept: Health Sciences and Human Perform
 Office: JH 150
 Phone: 216-687-4884
 Fax: non existent
 Email: J.AUSHERMAN@csuohio.edu
 Web: https://health.csuohio.edu/health-sci/health-sci
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 150, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Integrative Approaches to Teaching Using School Gardens, Health and Academic Achievement, Health Literacy, Health Education, Comprehensive School Health Education Instruction, Coordinated School Health Program
B.S., Health and Physical Education, East Carolina University Greenville, NC, 1982
M.A., Health Education, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, 1989
Ed.D., Health Education, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1994
Brief Bio:
Dr. Ausherman joined the CSU faculty in 1993 and is an Associate Professor of newly formed Department of Health Science & Health and Human Performance in the College of Health. Prior to CSU 2.0 she served as the Coordinator of the School Health Education licensure program from 1993-2020 in the College of Education and Human Services.  She also has developed on-line courses that have Quality Matters approval. Dr. Ausherman has served on national committees, published in a variety of peer refereed journals, and made over 60 presentations at the international, national, state, and local levels. Her scholarship focuses on critical thinking, health literacy, positive death, promoting educating for health, and healthy living.  She received a Cleveland Municipal School District Community Partner Award in 2016 and 2017, is a member of the CMSD Wellness Committee, and a past member of the Museum of Natural History Health Advisory Board formally known as HealthSpace Cleveland.  Judy is also a┬áMaster Gardener for Cuyahoga County in the Ohio State University Extension program. She earned her Ed.D. in Health Education with a minor in Public Health from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  Dr. Ausherman earned her M.A. in Health Education and her B.S. in Health and Physical Education from East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.
Honors and Awards:
2023 CSU Merit Award
2023 Received Quality Matter Recognition for online course "healthy Living (HED 210)"
2022 CSU Service Award
2019 QPR Training Certificate July 10, Cleveland State University
2017 CMSD Community Partner Award
2016 CMSD Community Partner Award
2016 Received Quality Matters Recognition for online course "Teaching Human Sexuality"
2013 Professional Leave
2012 CSU Merit Award
2011 Buckeye Healthy Schools Alliance (BHSA)Cadre of Trainers
2011 Master Gardener Volunteer (OSU Extension for Cuyahoga County)
     successfully completed required course of study and volunteer service
2010 Received Quality Matters Recognition for online course "Teaching Human Sexuality"
2008 Technology Award for her online class "Teaching Human Sexuality"
     (awarded by the COEHS)
Creative and Activities:
Ausherman, J. & Smith, M. (2018). Collaboration among University Teacher Prep Programs: Keys for Survival and Success. OAHPERD State Convention. Kalahari, Ohio.

Ausherman, J., Lorsen, K., & Dake, J. (2016). Health and Opiate Prevention Education Curriculum Overview. OAHPERD StateConvention. Kalahai, Ohio.

Abate, R. Ausherman, J., Beers, J., Grzlak, K., O┬┐Rourke (2013). Building A Community Of Learners Through Strong Partnerships. Professional Development Schools National Conference New Orleans, LA February 2013

Ausherman, J, Deglau, D & Barton-Verdi , M. (2013). Cultivating 21st Century Skills: How School Gardening Enhances Health Literacy. AAHPERD National Convention, Charlotte, NC.

Deglau, D., Ausherman, J.,& Barton-Verdi, M. (2012). Creating an Interdisciplinary Garden-based Learning Curriculum: Lessons from the Field. AAHPERD Presentation. Boston, Mass.

Ubbes, V., Black, J. & Ausherman, J. (2011) Thematic Textual Analysis of Picture Books for Health Education. AAHPERD National Conference. San Diego, CA.

Black, J. M., Ausherman, J. A., Lam, E. T. C., Meeks, L., & Bransteter, I.(2011). Comparison of NCHRB and NCHA surveys: Implications for university populations. Poster presentation at the National AAHE/AAHPERD Convention in San Diego, CA

Black, J. & Ausherman, J. (2010, March). Utilizing Technology for Survey Research Logistics, Data Collection, Management and Analysis Issues. Indianapolis, IN.

Ausherman, J.A. & Deglau, D. (2009, April). Wiki Wonderland: Creating a Culture of Collaboration. AAHPERD National Conference, Tampa, FL.

Black, J. M., Ausherman, J. A. & Synatschk, D. (2008). Lessons Learned: Impact of the Program Alignment Project. NAHEC/AAHE 2008 Mid-year Conference in Cincinnati, OH.

Black, J. M., Ausherman, J.A. & Synatschk, D. (2008). Lost in Translation - Speaking "School" in a Community Health Organization. AAHE/AAHPERD National Conference in Ft. Worth, TX.

Black, J.M., & Ausherman, J. (2007, July.) Designing and Aligning Health Education Programming to Promote Health Literacy. National Association of Health Education Centers. Atlanta, GA.

Black, J. M., Ausherman, J. A., Rafiroiu, A. C., & Lam, E. T. C. (2007, March). Health risk behaviors of an urban university population: A trend comparison. Poster presentation AAHPERD 2007 National Conference, Baltimore Maryland.

Ausherman, J. & Black, J.M. (2007, July.) Keeping up with continuing change: The alignment project update. Literacy. National Association of Health Education Centers. Nashville, TN.

Ausherman, J., Dennis, D., & M. Smith ( 2006, April). How your AAHE acts for advocacy. AAHPERD 2006 National Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Ausherman, J. A. & Ubbes, V.A. (2002). Using a National Literacy Program for a Service-Learning Project: Preservice Teachers Make a Difference National Reach Out and Read Conference. Boston, Massachusetts. Invited speaker.

Ausherman, J. A. (1995, September). Chlamydia and The Sexual Practices of Urban University Students. Fourth World Conference/NGO Conference, Huarirou, China.
Research Interests:
Critical Thinking and Creative Teaching Strategies
School Gardening
Comprehensive School Health Education Instruction
Coordinated School Health Program Evaluation
Health Literacy
Service Learning
Utilizing the Youth Risk Behaviors Survey for College Students for Programming
Accessing Health Literacy
Teaching Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education
Teaching Areas:
Comprehensive School Health Education Instruction
Coordinated School Health Program Evaluation
Stress Management
Health Literacy
Service Learning
Teaching Human Sexuality
Healthy Living (Personal Health)
Professional Affiliations:
American Association for Health Education (1986-2013)
American School Health Association
Eta Sigma Gamma
Professional Experience:
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HEALTH EDUCATION, Department of Health, Physical Education and Dance, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio. Coordinate school health education licensure masters program. Teach graduate and undergraduate courses: Teaching Health and Physical Education for Classroom Teacher, Teaching Human Sexuality, Foundation of Coordinated School Programs, and Methods and Material in School Health Education. Coordinated service-learning opportunities from 1998 - 2008 for students at Cleveland Clinic Children's Rehabilitation Hospital, MetroHealth, Cleveland Clinic, & University Hospital. September 1998 - Present.

INTERIM ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, Biomedical and Health Institute, Cleveland State University.
The goal of the biomedical and health institute is to strengthen and highlight the educational programs in the biomedical and health areas, promote research and education, address critical areas and foster economic development. 2004-2005.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HEALTH EDUCATION, Department of Health, Physical Education and Dance, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio. 1993-1998

GRADUATE TEACHING ASSOCIATE, Department of Health, Leisure, and Safety, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. Instructed undergraduate students in Human Sexuality, First Aid and Wellness. Conducted dissertation research, "A Meta-Analysis of Selected Sexuality Education Studies". August 1990 - May 1993.

PROJECT HEALTH EDUCATOR, Department of Family Medicine, Pitt County Adolescent
Health Project, School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, 1989 - 1990

GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT, Health Education Department, East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C. Conducted thesis research project, "Junior High Health Teachers' Knowledge and Attitudes about Aging and the Implementation of Aging Education" Developed file reports and formulated questionnaire for project entitled "Evaluation of School Health Education to Prevent the Spread of AIDS in NC" funded by the Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta. Formulated questionnaire entitled "Substance Usage Prevalence Survey", funded by North Carolina Department of Human Resources. August 1986 -May 1989.

School, Frederiksted, St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands intramural athletics. January 1983 - June 1986.
University Service:
Faculty Senate Representative to the Board of Trustees (2022-2023)
Coordinator of C & I School Health Masters and 2nd Licensure Program
Advise Graduate Students in School Health Education Curriculum and Instruction Program
Quality Matters Certification for On-Line HED 473/573(first in the department of HHP)
Professional Service:
Serve as a reviewer for the Journal of Health Education Teaching

Served as reviewer for the Teaching Ideas column of the American Journal of Health Education

AAHE/NCATE Reviewer 2006-2011
Community Service:
Serve as an OSU Extension Master Gardener
Member of the Cleveland Municipal School District Health Leadership Committee
Past Member of the Museum of Natural History Health Advisory Board Formally known as HealthSpace Cleveland
Past Member of the Planning Committee for Pioneering Healthier Communities
Past Member Buckeye Healthy School Alliance for Health education
Curriculum Advisor for Cleveland Municipal School District (CMSD)and Healthier    Generations
Developing an integrative health education curriculum with the Campus International School teachers
Research Grants:
2015-2018 St. Luke's Foundation                                                   $73, 849
                   School Health Fellow Awards

2010    Teaching Enhancement Award                                            $5000

2005 Presidential Initiative Funds (PIF 3)   $200,000

2004 MIMIC Project College of Education Grants.          $7250

2002 Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and
Conflict Management: School Conflict  Management Training     $3000

2000 CSU Service Learning Partners with Reach Out and Read.  
Service Learning Mini Grant.  College of Education.       $7000

1999 Urban University Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Knowledge,
Self-Reported Behavior Related to Drinking Patterns and
Problems of Alcohol Abuse Research Project,
Staff Development Grant, Cleveland State University                  $3000.00

1999 Urban University Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Knowledge, Self-Reported Behavior Related to Drinking Patterns and Problems of Alcohol Abuse Research Project, Graduate Studies, College of Education, CSU                                                                              $5000