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Dr. Robert McDermott

Professor, Public Health and Recreation Professions

Robert McDermott

Office:  Pulliam 323C

robert.mcdermott@siu.edu

 

Robert J. McDermott commenced his robust public health career as a faculty member in the Department of Health Education at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) in 1981. He returns now as the interim department chair of the SIUC Public Health and Recreation Professions Department with 35-years of teaching, research, and writing experience as well as national and international recognition.

During his hiatus from SIUC, he greatly contributed to the public health field at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Public Health, Department of Community and Family Health, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Cologne, Prevention Research Center through the CDC, and through multiple professional associations and peer-reviewed journals. Dr. McDermott has written over 280 scientific articles, contributed to more than 60 book chapters, and written three books – each of which has multiple editions.

Professional Interests

  • Smokeless tobacco use among youth
  • Social marketing
  • Community based prevention marketing
  • Adolescent and school health
  • Health behavior
  • Professional writing
  • Evaluation
  • International Health Education

Education

  • PhD (1981 University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • MS (1977 University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • BS (1975 University of Wisconsin-Madison)


Jasmine Cave

Instructor, Recreation

Jasmine Cave

Office:  Pulliam  216D

jcave@siu.edu

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Professional Interests:

  • Healthcare policy
  • Equine Therapy
  • Para-Equestrian Sports
  • The benefits of exercise for older Adults.

Educational Background:

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, MPA, M.S., and B.A.


Tina Colson

Senior Lecturer, Recreation

Tina Colson

Office:  Pulliam 308B

tcolson@siu.edu

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Professional Interests:

  • Training and development of leisure services employees
  • Factors affecting employee retention
  • Planning and designing of recreational facilities
  • Facilitation of therapeutic and inclusive programs for people with disabilities
  • Fieldwork placement and supervision.

Educational Background: 

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, M.S.
  • Illinois State University, B.S.


Brian Croft

Assistant Director of Outdoor Education-Touch of Nature

Brian Croft

Office:  Pulliam  216C

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Professional Interests:

  • Outdoor Experiences and Mental Health
  • Outdoor Experiences and Leadership Development
Educational Background:
  • B.S. Recreation 
  • M.S. Ed. Outdoor Recreation 
  • Ph.D. – In progress, Indiana University


Jeffery Evans

Instructor, Public Health

Jeffery Evans

Office:  Pulliam 314

ejeffery@siu.edu

 

Professional Interests

  • First Aid and CPR
  • Health welfare

Educational Background

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, M.S.Ed., and B.S.


Dr. Mallory L. Gary

Assistant Professor, Public Health

Mallory L. Gary

Office:  Pulliam 321B

drmallorygary@gmail.com

Professional Interest:

  • Promoting health wholeness
  • Examining health behaviors and the impact on sense of purpose
  • Impact of mental and emotional health with vulnerable populations
  • Spiritual health
  • Social interactions
  • Health literacy
  • Program planning
  • Curriculum development

Educational Background:

  • Ph.D. Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • M.S. Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • B.A. Biological Science


Alissa Hollmann

Instructor, Recreation

Alissa Hollmann

Office:  Pulliam 216A

hollmann.alissa@siu.edu

 

Professional Interests

  • Pro-conservation behavior outcomes from Environmental Education experiences
  • Resident Camp Programming & Administration
  • Leadership Development through Adventure Education
  • Wilderness Medicine

Educational Background

  • Illinois State University, M.S.
  • University of New Hampshire, B.S.


Jun Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Recreation

Jun Kim

Office:  Pulliam  323B

jkim@siu.edu

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Professional Interests:

  • Psychological/Therapeutic effects of scenic beauty with sensory factors
  • STEM Education using by Art & Recreation factors (STREAM)
  • Global recreation exchange program development
  • Leisure philosophy and quality of life
Educational Background:
  • University of Utah, Ph.D.
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, M.S.
  • Université de Limoges, M.A.
  • Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, B.S.


Miriam Link-Mullison

Adjunct Instructor, Public Health

Miriam Link-Mullison

Office:  Pulliam 216B 

miriam.link-mullison@siu.edu

 

Professional interests:

  • Rural health
  • Coalition building
  • Public health administration
  • Workforce development

Educational background:

  • B.S. in Dietetics, Iowa State University
  • M.S. in Community Health Education, University of Utah


Justin McDaniel

Associate Professor, Public Health

Justin McDaniel

Office:  Pulliam 319

jtmcd@siu.edu

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Professional Interests: 

  • Military service members and veterans 
  • Behavioral health
  • Health geography and geographic information systems (GIS) 
Educational Background: 
  • B.B.A, University of Illinois, Springfield
  • M.B.A., Eastern Illinois University 
  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University 

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Sarah L. Patrick

Assistant Professor, Public Health

Sarah L. Patrick

Office:  Pulliam 323A

slpatrickmarion@gmail.com

 

Professional interests:

  • Communicating public health/scientific writing
  • Opioid epidemic/addiction prevention
  • Disease outbreak prevention, detection, and control
  • Public health system thinking and leadership
  • Public health accreditation
  • Innovation and efficiency
  • Implementation science
  • Community input, practice adaptation, and academic relevance

Education:

  • B.S. Exercise Physiology (Individual Plans of Study), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • MPH Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
  • Ph.D. Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
  • Post-doctoral fellowship Epidemic Intelligence Service, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 


Emily Tanner

Instructor, Recreation

Emily Tanner

Office:  Pulliam  216E

emily.tanner@siu.edu

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Professional Interests

  • Outdoor-based Experiential Education
  • Nature-based Learning Environments for Children
  • Adventure Education
  • Environmental Ethics for Outdoor Educators

    Educational Background:
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, M.S.
  • Southeast Missouri State University, B.A.