Professional Vita
Michael Olpin, Ph.D. CHES
831 E. 3400 No.
Ogden, UT, 84414 • (801) 645-7430

Personal

Present University Department: Department of Health Promotion and Human Performance, Weber State University, Ogden, Ut., 84408 (801) 626-6485 E-mail: molpin@weber.edu

Education

Ph.D. Health Education. May, 1996, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois, 62901.

M.S. Health Sciences (Emphasis: Health Promotion). May, 1993, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84606.

B.S. Psychology. May, 1988, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84606.

A.A. Business Management. May, 1985, Utah Valley Community College, Orem, Utah, 84057.

Professional Certification

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Awarded December, 1995. # 4521

Teaching Experience

Weber State University

Health 4990 • Senior Seminar in Health Education

Health 4013 • Research & Evaluation in Health Promotion • Online Course

Health 4013 • Research & Evaluation in Health Promotion

Health 1030 • Healthy Lifestyles • Online Course

Health 1110 • Stress Management
Health 1110 • Stress Management • Online Course

Health 2400 • the Art of Emotional Wellness

Health 3100 • Applications of Technology in Health Promotion

Health 3000 • Foundations in Health Promotion

Health 3200 • Methods in Health Promotion and Lifestyle Management

Health 4300 • Health Education in the Elementary Schools

PE 2200 • Foundations of Lifestyle Management Professions

West Virginia University, Community Health Promotion Master's Degree Program

CHPR 291 • Stress Management
CHPR 291 • Computers and Technology in Health Promotion

CHPR 334 • Research and Statistics in Health Promotion
CHPR 348 • Health Promotion Planning & Programming

CHPR 338 • Applied Health Education Program

CHPR 291 • Competencies for Health Promotion Specialists

Virginia Tech Health & PE Master's Degree Program

EDHL 5774 • Problems in Education: Teaching Health and Wellness

Concord College, Department of Health & PE

HED 415 • Community Health and Health Promotion
HED 400 • Methods & Materials in Health Education
HED 305 • Human Disease
HED 304 • Human Nutrition
HED 303 • Mental/Emotional Health (Stress Management)

HED 303 • Mental/Emotional Health (Stress Management) Online version
HED 300 • Measurement and Evaluation in Health Fields
HED 208 • School Health Education
HED 203 • Personal Health
HED 200 • Foundations of Health Education
PED 101M • Fitness/Wellness For Life
PED
101J • Beginning Tennis/Racquetball

Princeton Health & Fitness Center

Yoga Instructor

Southern Illinois University, Department of Health & Recreation

HED 515 • Review of Current Literature in Health Related Fields
HED 461 • Stress Management
GEE 201 • Healthful Living

Brigham Young University, Department of Health Sciences

PE 185 • Advanced Racquetball
Health 130 • Principles Of Health And Wellness
Health 129 • Health And Lifestyle Management

Coaching Experience

Concord College

Men's Tennis Team

Electronic Media Produced and Published

Olpin, M. {Producer}. (2005). Stress Relief: Deep Relaxation Exercises [DVD].

Olpin, M. {Producer}. (2005). Stress Relief: Deep Relaxation Exercises [CD].

healthpromo Listserv moderator • Listserv for all students, faculty, and advisors in the Health Promotion Program

Health 1110 • Stress Management • Online Course, Weber State University

Health 1030 • Healthy Lifestyles • Online Course, Weber State University

Health 4013 • Health Promotion Research & Evaluation • Online Course, Weber State University

EDHL 5774 • Problems in Education: Teaching Health and Wellness • Online Course, Virginia Tech University (Fall, 2001)

HED 303 • Mental/Emotional Health (Stress Management) • Online Course, Concord College (Fall, 2000)

Olpin, M. (2000). Weber State University Health Promotion Major's Website. World Wide Web site [On-line serial]. Available www site: http://weber.edu/hpstudents/

Olpin, M. Health Lesson Ideas. Managing Editor for PE Central Health Lesson Ideas. World Wide Web site [On-line serial]. Available www site: http://pe.central.vt.edu/lessonideas/health/healthlp.html

Olpin, M. {Producer}. (1998). Stress Relief: Seven Simple Relaxation Techniques to Powerfully Reduce Stress [Video].

Olpin, M. Managing Editor for the Health Promotion Website: Your Business, Your Health. World Wide Web site [On-line serial]. Available www site: http://weber.edu/hp/faculty/molpin/bushea/index.html

Scholarly Works/Research

Doctoral Dissertation

Olpin, M. (1996). Perceived stress levels and sources of stress among college students: Methods, frequency, and effectiveness of managing stress by college students. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.

Master's Thesis

Olpin, M. (1993). The relationship of subliminal relaxation affirmations and the degree of relaxation achieved. Unpublished master's thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.

Books

Olpin, M. & Hesson, M. (2007). Stress management for life: A research based experiential approach. Belmont, CA: Thomson Learning.

Olpin, M. & Hesson, M. (2006). Stress management for life: A research based experiential approach. Student Activities Manual. Belmont, CA: Thomson Learning.

Olpin, M. & Hesson, M. (2006). Stress management for life: A research based experiential approach. Instructor’s Manual. Belmont, CA: Thomson Learning.

Olpin, M., & Gotthoffer, G. (2002). Health on the Net 2002. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Olpin, M., & Gotthoffer, G. (2001). Health on the Net 2001. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Olpin, M., & Gotthoffer, G. (2000). Allyn and Bacon quick guide to the Internet for health educators: 2000 Edition. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

The Best of Health Lesson Ideas: Volume 1. (1999). Managing Editor. PE Central.

Olpin, M., & Gotthoffer, G. (1999). Allyn and Bacon quick guide to the internet for health educators: 1999 Edition. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Olpin, M. (1998). Allyn and Bacon quick guide to the internet for health educators: 1998 Edition. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Rivard, J. D., & Olpin, M. (1997). Allyn and Bacon quick guide to the internet for health educators. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Peer Reviewed Publications

Olpin, M., & Johnson, K. (2005). Creating a still mind to access intuition through mantra meditation. National Social Science Journal, 23(2) 104-108.

Johnson, K. L. & Olpin, M. N. (2002). Improving spiritual health and resiliency among adolescents. National Social Science Perspectives Journal, 19(1), 69-78.

Ritzel, D. O., Kittleson, M. J., Olpin, M. N. (1998). Providing health information to businesses via the World Wide Web. American Journal of Health Behavior, 22(4), 314-315.

Professional Presentations

Professional Presentations since coming to Weber State University

1.            Olpin, M. (2006, April). Be Here Now: Preventing and Reducing Stress through Present Moment Mindfulness. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Associations for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD), SLC, UT.

2.            Johnson, K., Olpin, M., & James, G. (2006, April). Retention: A Response to the Shortage of Allied Health Workers. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Social Science Association (NSSA), Las Vegas, NV.

3.            Olpin, M. (2005, October). Stress Management in the Workplace. Presentation at the Utah State Worksite Health Promotion Conference, Layton, UT.

4.            Olpin, M. (2005, October). A PowerNap Class (deep relaxation exercise). Presentation at the Utah State Worksite Health Promotion Conference. Layton, UT.

5.            Olpin, M. (2005, September). Managing stress and successfully, joyfully doing everything on your plate. Presentation at the annual Families Alive Conference hosted by the department of Child and Family Studies at Weber State University. Ogden UT.

6.            James, G., Johnson, K., & Olpin, M. (2005, April). Is Public Health Policy in Conflict with a Conservative Political Agenda. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Social Science Association (NSSA), Las Vegas, NV.

7.            Olpin, M. (2005, March). Stress Relief: How to relax and stay calm in a frenzied world. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Utah State Associations for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (UAHPERD), Provo, UT.

8.            Olpin, M. (2004, October). A PowerNap Class (deep relaxation exercise). Presentation at the Utah State Worksite Health Promotion Conference. Salt Lake City, UT.

9.            James, G., Olpin, M. & Johnson, K., (2004, April). Childhood and Adolescent Obesity – An Interdisciplinary Public Health Issue. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Social Science Association (NSSA), Las Vegas, NV.

10.         Olpin, M. (2003, October). A PowerNap Class (deep relaxation exercise). Presentation at the Utah State Worksite Health Promotion Conference. Salt Lake City, UT.

11.         Olpin, M. & Johnson, K., (2003, April). Using meditation to connect with and make better use of our intuition. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Social Science Association (NSSA), Las Vegas, NV.

12.         Hyatt, K., James, G., & Olpin, M. (2002, April). The role of health educators in the aftermath of a traumatic event and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Utah Public Health Association (UPHA), Park City, UT.

13.         Olpin, M. & Johnson, K., (2002, April). Enhancing Emotional Intelligence through Mindfulness. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Social Science Association (NSSA), Las Vegas, NV.

14.         Johnson, K., & Olpin, M. (2002, April). Self-Motivation: A key to Emotional Intelligence and Resiliency. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Social Science Association (NSSA), Las Vegas, NV.

15.         Olpin, M. (2002, April). Recharging our batteries so we don't burn out. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Health Education Association of Utah (HEAU), Salt Lake City, UT.

16.         Olpin, M. (2001, June). Using Non-Judgmental Focusing to Promote Mindfulness in a Stress Management or Wellness Class. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Southwest District and Utah State Associations for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (SWD/UAHPERD), Park City, UT.

17.         Olpin, M. (2001, June). Using Play to Promote Mindfulness in a Stress Management or Personal Wellness Class. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Southwest District and Utah State Associations for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (SWD/UAHPERD), Park City, UT.

18.         Olpin, M. (2001, June). Using Mantra Meditation to Promote Deep and Immediate Relaxation to Reduce the Stress Response. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Southwest District and Utah State Associations for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (SWD/UAHPERD), Park City, UT.

19.         Johnson, K., James, G., Olpin, M. (2001, April). Improving Spiritual Health and Resiliency Among Adolescents: Strategies for Educator. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Social Science Association (NSSA), Las Vegas, NV.

20.         James, G., Olpin, M., Cost, P., Johnson, K. (2001, April). Enabling and Optimizing Sexual Self-Acceptance of Patients with Body changes based on Resiliency Theory. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. (SSSS), Newport Beach, CA.

21.         Olpin, M. & Olpin, S. (2001, March). The Mental Game: Stress management skills for players and their fans. Presentation at the conference on Health, Wellness, Outdoor Adventure Recreation and Success in Sports and Life. Weber State University, Ogden, UT.

22.         Olpin, M. (2001, March). Determining Reliability of Magazines and Journals that Provide Health Content. Poster session, at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Health Education (AAHE), Cincinnati, OH.

23.         Olpin, M. (2001, March). PE Central's Health Lessons. Electronic Poster session, at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Health Education (AAHE), Cincinnati, OH.

24.         Olpin, M., James, G., Hyatt, K., Johnson, K., & Souva, W. Adolescent Health Issues - Understanding Determinants for creating action. Presentation at the 18th Annual Conference of the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association, October, 2000. Park City, UT.

 

 

Professional Presentations Prior to Coming to Weber State University

1.       Olpin, M. (1999, March). Methods and Effectiveness of Relaxation Techniques Employed by College Students. Poster session, at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Health Education (AAHE), Boston, MA.

2.       Mills, T. & Olpin, M. (1999, March). Perceptions and Attitudes of Future Educators of Health and Physical Education. Poster session, at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Health Education (AAHE), Boston, MA.

3.       Lilly, T. & Olpin, M. (1999, March). Perceptions and Attitudes of Educators of Health and Physical Education. Poster session, at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Health Education (AAHE), Boston, MA.

4.       Garretson, M. & Olpin, M. (1998, August). Quality of life and life satisfaction benefits in women over 40 due to regular physical activity in rural West Virginia. Oral Presentation at the annual Penn State Ronald E. McNair Summer Research Conference, University Park, PA.

5.       Olpin, M. (1998, July). Experiential training Seminar on Stress Management Using Effective Relaxation Techniques at the annual conference of the National Wellness Association (NWA), Stevens Point, WI.

6.       Olpin, M. (1998, April). Experiential training seminar on stress management using effective relaxation techniques at the annual meeting of the State Health Educators Conference (SHEC), Canaan Valley, WV.

7.       Olpin, M. (1997, November). Experiential training in effective stress management techniques at the annual meeting of the West Virginia AAHPERD (WVAHPERD) conference, Wheeling, WV.

8.       Olpin, M., Ritzel, D., & Kittleson, M. (1997, October). Perceived Stress Levels Among College Students. Selected as award winning poster presentation for the National Safety Council (NSC) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

9.       Olpin, M. (1997, July). Developing Web Pages for the Internet. Showcase Wellness Program: Program Demonstration at the annual meeting of the National Wellness Association (NWA), Stevens Point, WI.

10.    Olpin, M. (1997, April). Perceived Stress levels and Sources of Stress among College Students. Accepted for the Poster session, at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Health Education (AAHE), St. Louis, MO.

11.    Olpin, M. (1996, April). The relationship of subliminal relaxation affirmations and the degree of relaxation achieved. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Health Education (AAHE), Atlanta, GA.

12.    Olpin, M. (1995, October). The powernap: A powerful combination of stress management techniques to increase energy and reduce stress. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American School Health Association (ASHA), Milwaukee, WI.

13.    Olpin, M., Glenn, J., Favale, H., Russell, P., & Link-Mullison, M. (1995, March). A survey of dietary fat content in lunches prepared at rural public elementary schools in Southern Illinois. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Health Education (AAHE), Portland, OR.

14.    Olpin, M. (1992, May). Psychoneuroimmunology and health. Paper presented at the Utah State Health Professionals Conference, Provo, UT..

 

Special Honors or Awards

Nominated for the Crystal Crest Award for outstanding achievements as a teacher, WSU, 2004 & 2006

Nominated to speak at WSU’s Last Lecture symposium, 2004.

Nominated for Inclusion in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2002.

Nominated for West Virginia Teacher of the Year, 1998.

Eta Sigma Gamma, National Health Science Honorary, Alpha Alpha Chapter, Southern Illinois University, October, 1994.

Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society, Degree with Honors, Brigham Young University, June, 1993.

Reviewer

Mind/Body Health: The effects of attitudes, emotions, and relationships, 2nd Edition by Karren, Hafen, Smith, and Frandsen. Reviewer of additional chapter on nutrition prior to publication of 3rd Edition. (November 2004).

Managing Performance Stress. Sage Publications asked me to review this text to assess for possible publication. (May, 2004).

Mind/Body Health: The effects of attitudes, emotions, and relationships, 2nd Edition by Karren, Hafen, Smith, and Frandsen. Reviewer prior to revisions for 3rd Edition. (April 2004).

AAHPERD Research Consortium Reviewer (Summer, 2003)

Comprehensive Stress Management. Eighth Edition. By Jerrold S. Greenberg. Published by McGraw Hill.

Practical Stress Management: A comprehensive workbook for managing change and promoting health. By Romas & Sharma. Published by Allyn & Bacon.

Health of the Human Spirit: Spiritual Dimensions for Personal Health, By B. L. Seaward (2001). Published by Allyn & Bacon.

Access to Health 7th Edition, by Donatelle & Davis. Published by Allyn & Bacon.

Health on the Horizon, by Teague, Mackenzie, & Rosenthal. Published by McGraw Hill. 

Research Consortium Reviewer for Health. 1998 National AAHPERD Conference.

Contemporary Nutrition, 5th edition by Gordon M. Wardlaw. Published by Brown & Benchmark. Reviewer for final revisions before publication.

Brochure Published

Kittleson, M.J., Ritzel, D.O., & Olpin, M (1996). Health Information for Businesses on the Information Superhighway. Carbondale, IL: Pontikes Center for Management of Information.

Professional & Community Service

Committees

2006 HEDIR Technology Award Selection Committee

Faculty Senate – Weber State University

Presidential Outstanding Staff Award Committee – Weber State University

Research Service & Professional Growth (RSPG) Committee - Weber State University

Academic Resource and Computing Committee (ARCC) – Weber State University

College of Education Curriculum Committee (COECC) – Weber State University

Educational Technology Committee - College of Education, Weber State University

Council of Linkages – Utah State committee on internships in Health Promotion

Search Committee – HPHP Department, Health Promotion Program Professor, (Spring 2006)

Search Committee – HPHP Department, Health Promotion Program Professor, (Spring 2003)

Chair - Search Committee - HPHP Dept. Student Advisor/Internship Director (Summer 2001)

Search Committee - HPHP Dept. Instructor in Physical Education, (Spring 2001)

Search Committee - New Faculty in the department of HAS (Spring 2001)

West Virginia State Strategic Planning Committee for Specific Criteria related to Health Education Curriculum

Concord College Academic Policy Committee

Department of Education Computer Committee – Concord College

Advising

MajorFest Advisor; Assisted at the HPHP booth and helped potential majors learn about the Health Promotion & Human Performance Department and programs, (November 3, 2004)

MajorFest Advisor; Assisted at the HPHP booth and helped potential majors learn about the Health Promotion & Human Performance Department and programs, (October 27, 2003)

Ph.D. Advisory Committee. Maureen Johnson, Southern Illinois University Health Education. Gave feedback on her Dissertation Project - Chill Out University Website. 2002-03

Master’s Degree Committee Member. Kim Rew, University of Utah Health Promotion Master’s Degree. 2002-03

Student Advisor for Health Promotion Majors & Minors

BIS Student Advisor, Jaime Taylor (Fall 2003), Jamie Smoot (Fall 2002), Thomas J. Eskelson. (Spring, 2002). Emily Brunette (Fall, 2001). Suzette Perriton (Spring 2002).

McNair Scholar Mentor for Gil Catron, McNair Scholar. (Spring, 2002) Research Study: Stress: Origins and Management Techniques Used Among College Students.

McNair Scholar Mentor for Melissa Garretson, McNair Scholar. (Summer, 1998) Research Study: The relationship between exercise and feelings of well-being among women over 40 in rural West Virginia.

Weber State University Presentations

1.      Playing Your Best Volleyball Game Every Time. (October 2006). Guest speaker for the Weber State University volleyball team. Taught concepts of sports psychology to all team members of the Weber State University Women’s volleyball team. Weber State University.

2.      Stress Management for teachers. (August 2006). Workshop speaker for Teacher Assistants Path to Teaching (TAPT) teachers. Discussed stress, why we experience it, how it affects our health, and some effective ways to manage it. Weber State University Department of Education.

3.      Managing and Preventing Stress. (March 2006). Workshop presentation at the monthly Weber State University Secretarial/Clerical training meeting. Weber State University.

4.      Successfully managing test anxiety. (February 2006). Workshop presentation hosted by the Student Support Services at Weber State University.

5.      Yoga Instruction. (January 2005). Guest Instructor Health communication HAS 3230, Demonstrated and assisted participants in an afternoon of yoga and deep relaxation. Weber State University.

6.      Successfully Managing Test Anxiety. (October 2005). Workshop presentation hosted by the Student Support Services at Weber State University.

7.      Managing Stress and Successfully, Joyfully Doing Everything On Your Plate. (September 2005). Presentation at the annual Families Alive Conference hosted by the department of Child and Family Studies at Weber State University.

8.      “Too much school, too little time”; co-contributor to Weber State University signpost article on time and life management (September 9, 2005). Weber State University.

9.      Stress Management. (Aug. 2005).  Academy of Leadership conference for Weber State University. One hour experiential training on stress management featuring seated partner massage and the powernap. Wolf Creek, UT.

10.   Getting the Upper Hand on Stress. (June 2005). Guest speaker at the Weber State University Advisor’s Conference. Workshop to teach attendees relaxation techniques and coping strategies. Weber State University Davis Campus, Clearfield, UT.

11.   Yoga Instruction. (April 2005). Guest Instructor Stress Management – Health 1110 (Susan Hadley’s class). Demonstrated and assisted participants in an afternoon of yoga and deep relaxation. Weber State University.

12.   Stress Management for secretaries. (March 2005). Guest Speaker at the monthly Secretarial/Clerical Training and Enrichment Meeting. Discussed Stress and effective ways to manage it. Weber State University.

13.   Yoga Instruction. (January 2005). Guest Instructor Health communication HAS 3230, Demonstrated and assisted participants in an afternoon of yoga and deep relaxation. Weber State University.

14.   Stress Management for teachers. (June 2004). Workshop speaker for Teacher Assistants Path to Teaching (TAPT) teachers. Weber State University department of Education. Discussed stress, why we experience it, how it affects our health, and some effective ways to manage it. Weber State University.

15.   Stress Management. (May 2004). Weber State University Instructional Technology Division Faculty Retreat. Session 1. Workshop to teach attendees relaxation techniques and coping strategies. Jeremiah’s Restaurant/Hotel. Ogden, UT.

16.   Stress Management. (May 2004). Weber State University Instructional Technology Division Faculty Retreat. Session 2. Workshop to teach attendees relaxation techniques and coping strategies. Jeremiah’s Restaurant/Hotel. Ogden, UT.

17.   Stress Management. (February 2004). Weber State University Faculty/Staff Training. Two-hour workshop for Weber State University faculty and staff on stress management. Weber State University.

18.   Effectively Dealing with Stress. (February 2004). Guest Speaker in Health 4220, Women’s Health Issues. Discussed effective and ineffective ways to deal with stress. Led class through deep relaxation exercise. Weber State University.

19.   Yoga Instruction. (January 2004). Guest Instructor Health communication HAS 3230, Demonstrated and assisted participants in an afternoon of yoga and deep relaxation. Weber State University.

20.   Stress Management for Parents and Families (November 2003). Workshop presenter for “Konnecting with Kids:” Parenting Workshops. Sponsored by Weber State University Nontraditional Student Programs. Gave tips, suggestions and ideas for helping attendees (non-traditional students) maintain peace and calmness in the home and reduce stress levels. Weber State University.

21.   Stress Management. (August 2003). Emerging Leaders seminar for Weber State University students, Alumni Center. One hour experiential training on stress management featuring massage and the powernap. Weber State University.

22.   Stress Management. (August 2003). Academy of Leadership conference for Weber State University, One hour experiential training on stress management featuring massage and the powernap. Wolf Creek, UT.

23.   Stress Management for Teachers. (June 2003). Workshop speaker for Teacher Assistants Path to Teaching (TAPT) teachers. Discussed stress, why we experience it, how it affects our health, and some effective ways to manage it. Weber State University.

24.   Yoga Instruction. (May-June, 2003).  Instructed Classes on Yoga at Peery’s Egyptian Theater during their Summer Workshops Demonstrated and assisted participants in weekly classes of yoga and deep relaxation. Ogden, UT.

25.   Stress Management. (March 2003). Weber State University Spring Training: Staff Education and Training Week. Three hour workshop for Weber State University faculty and staff on stress management. Weber State University.

26.   Creating Web Pages Using Microsoft FrontPage. (February 2003). Guest Speaker in Health 3150, Community and Worksite Health Promotion. Showed students how to create, design and structure web pages toward the creation of a community health resources website. Weber State University.

27.   Effectively Dealing with Stress. (February 2003). Guest Speaker in Health 4220, Women’s Health Issues. Discussed effective and ineffective ways to deal with stress. Led class through deep relaxation exercise. Weber State University.

28.   Yoga Instruction. (January 2003). Guest Instructor Health communication HAS 3230, Demonstrated and assisted participants in an afternoon of yoga and deep relaxation. Weber State University.

29.   Stress Management Seminar. (November 2002). Secretarial Clerical Training and Enrichment (SCTE). Discussed levels of and reasons for stress and effective means for managing it. Weber State University.

30.   Stress Management Seminar. (November 2002). University Relations Division, and the Continuing Education Department, afternoon session. Discussed levels of and reasons for stress and effective means for managing it. Weber State University.

31.   Stress Management Seminar. (November 2002). University Relations Division, and the Continuing Education Department, morning session. Discussed levels of and reasons for stress and effective means for managing it. Weber State University.

32.   Stress Management and Relaxation for Coaches and Athletes. (September 2002). Guest Speaker in Psychosocial Aspects of Human Performance, PE 3550 course. Discussed strategies for attaining optimum performance and reducing stress before and during competition. Weber State University.

33.   Stress Management for Teachers. (August 2002). Workshop speaker for Teacher Assistants Path to Teaching (TAPT) teachers. Discussed stress, why we experience it, how it affects our health, and some effective ways to manage it. Weber State University.

34.   Effectively dealing with Stress. (March 2002). Guest Speaker in Health 4220, Women’s Health Issues. Discussed effective and ineffective ways to deal with stress. Experienced deep relaxation. Weber State University.

35.   Enhancing Emotional Intelligence through Mindfulness. (March 2002). Guest Speaker in HAS 391 Patient Education. Discussed aspects of mindfulness as they relate to emotional well-being. Weber State University.

36.   Stress Management. (February 2002). "Go for the Gold: Staff Education and Training Month. Weber State University. Four hour workshop for faculty and staff on stress management. Weber State University.

37.   Stress Management for Teachers (November 2001). Workshop speaker for Teacher Assistants Path to Teaching (TAPT) teachers. Discussed stress, why we experience it, how it affects our health, and some effective ways to manage it. Weber State University.

38.   Stress Management for Teachers. (August 2001). Workshop speaker for Special Education teachers in the department of education. Discussed stress, why we experience it, how it affects our health, and some effective ways to manage it. Weber State University.

39.   Stress Management for teachers. (May 2001). Workshop speaker for Teacher Assistants Path to Teaching (TAPT) teachers. Discussed stress, why we experience it, how it affects our health, and some effective ways to manage it. Weber State University.

40.   Flexibility Training Program. (April 2001). Guest Speaker in PE 2300: Exercise, Conditioning, and Nutrition, Discussed aspects of flexibility training as it relates to Fitness and Wellness. Weber State University.

41.   Effectively Managing Stress. (February 2001). Guest Speaker in Career Development CHFAM 2900 class. Treated the nature of stress and effective means for managing stress. Weber State University.

42.   Learning About Stress Management. (November 2000). Speaker for Campus Wellness Program. Treated the nature of stress and effective means for managing stress. Weber State University.

43.   Stress, Illness and Maintaining Health. (November 2000). Guest Speaker in Families in Stress CHFAM 4400 course. Discussed stress as it relates to disease and disorders in the family environment. Weber State University.

44.   Stress Management for Teachers. (November 2000). Workshop speaker for Teacher Assistants Path to Teaching (TAPT) teachers. Discussed stress, why we experience it, how it affects our health, and some effective ways to manage it. Weber State University.

45.   Heart Disease and Your Health. (October 2000).  Guest Speaker in Healthy Lifestyles, Health 1030 course, Discussed aspects of heart disease, risk factors and strategies for heart health. Weber State University.

46.   Stress Management in Sport. (October 2000). Guest Speaker in Psychosocial Aspects of Human Performance, PE 3550 course, Discussed strategies for attaining optimum performance and reducing stress before and during competition. Weber State University.

Community Presentations

1.      Stress Management. (January 2007). Guest Speaker at a Hooper church group (LDS Church). Presented basic principles of stress, and methods of stress prevention and reduction. Hooper, UT.

2.      Stress Management Workshop. (January 2007).  Guest speaker at the Utah School for the Deaf and Blind. Workshop dealing with managing stress for parents of kids with disabilities. Ogden, Utah.

3.      Yoga Instruction (September 2006). Guest Instructor at a North Ogden church youth group (LDS Church). Taught principles and methods of optimum health through yoga to participants. North Ogden, UT.

4.      Stress Management. (August 2006). Guest Speaker at a North Ogden church group (LDS Church). Presented basic principles of stress, and methods of stress prevention and reduction. North Ogden, UT.

5.      Stress Management Presentation. (May 2006). Guest speaker at Deseret Mutual Benefits Administrators for Church Office Building employees. Workshop to teach attendees relaxation techniques and coping strategies. Salt Lake City, UT

6.      Stress Management Workshop. (April 2006).  Guest speaker at the Family Connection Center (FCC). Three hour workshop dealing with managing stress in a high stress workplace. Clearfield, Utah.

7.      Test Taking Strategies. (February 2006).  Workshop presentation hosted by the Weber High School PTA at Weber High School. Class designed to help high school students improve their test-taking skills through appropriate stress management. Pleasant View, UT.

8.      Stress Relief Presentation (December 2005). Guest speaker at Zion’s Securities Corporation. Workshop to teach attendees relaxation techniques and coping strategies. Salt Lake City, UT.

9.      Managing Stress through Meditation. (July 2005).  Guest Speaker at an Ogden Valley church group (LDS Church). Taught participants about stress reduction through meditation and taught attendees how to meditate. Eden, UT.

10.   Stress Management Part II. (July 2005). Guest Speaker at an Ogden church group (Community United Methodist Church). Discussed principles of relaxation and then taught a class on meditation. Ogden, UT.

11.   Stress Management Part I. (July 2005). Guest Speaker at an Ogden church group (Community United Methodist Church). Presented basic principles of stress, and methods of stress prevention and reduction. Ogden, UT,

12.   Stress Management. (June 2005). Guest Speaker at a Sandy church group (LDS Church). Presented basic principles of stress, and methods of stress prevention and reduction. Sandy, UT.

13.   Stress Management. (April 2005). Guest Speaker at a South Weber church group (LDS Church). Presented basic principles of stress, and methods of stress prevention and reduction. South Weber, UT.

14.   Goodbye to Stress. (March 2005). Guest speaker at Hill Air Force Base Federal Women’s Program. Workshop to teach attendees relaxation techniques and coping strategies. Hill Air Force Base, UT.

15.   Managing Stress through Meditation. (February 2005). Guest Speaker at a North Ogden church group (LDS Church). Taught participants about stress reduction through meditation and taught attendees how to meditate. North Ogden, UT.

16.   Improving Wellness through Nutrition. (February, 2005). Guest Speaker at an Ogden church group (LDS Church). Presented basic principles of nutrition and weight control. Ogden, UT.

17.   “Being Your Best Self.” (January 2005). Guest Speaker for 2 sessions at the Weber High School Lifeskills conference titled “Wellness and Healthy Lifeskills. Taught students various aspects of wellness including stress management, exercise, and wellness. Pleasant View, UT.

18.   Stress Management. (October, 2004).  Guest Speaker at a Hooper church group (LDS Church). Presented basic principles of stress, and methods of stress prevention and reduction. Hooper, UT.

19.   Sharpening Your Health Saw. (September 17, 2004). Guest Speaker at PacifiCorp corporate offices. Presented basic principles of health and wellness including exercise, nutrition, and stress management. Salt Lake City, Utah.

20.   Sharpening your Health Saw. (September 13, 2004). Guest Speaker at PacifiCorp corporate offices. Presented basic principles of health and wellness including exercise, nutrition, and stress management. Salt Lake City, Utah.

21.   Stress Management. (August 2004). Guest Speaker at a Plain City church group (LDS Church). Presented basic principles of stress management along with techniques for increasing personal relaxation. Plain City, UT,

22.   Yoga Instruction (January 2004). Guest Instructor at a North Ogden church group (LDS Church). Taught principles and methods of stress management including deep relaxation to participants. North Ogden, UT.

23.   Yoga and Relaxation Instruction. (January 2004). Guest Instructor at a North Ogden church group (LDS Church). Demonstrated and assisted participants in an evening of yoga and deep relaxation. North Ogden, UT.

24.   Drug Use Prevention. (2004 January). Guest Instructor at a North Ogden church group (LDS Church). Focused on the dangers of drug use and methods for drug use prevention. North Ogden, UT.

25.   Improving Our Health through Good Nutrition and Exercise. (2003 March). Guest Instructor at a North Ogden church group (LDS Church). This class focused on improving our health by enhancing our understanding of sound nutrition principles and exercising aerobically. North Ogden, UT.

26.   Stress Management. (February 2003). Guest Speaker at a Roy church group (LDS Church), Presented basic principles of stress management along with techniques for increasing personal relaxation. Roy, UT.

27.   Yoga Instruction. (January 2003). Guest Instructor at a North Ogden church group (LDS Church). Demonstrated and assisted participants in an evening of yoga and deep relaxation. North Ogden, UT.

28.   Yoga Instructor. (Fall 2002); Instructed yoga classes taught at the home office of Olpin Stress Management Consulting. North Ogden, UT.

29.   Getting Ourselves Trek Fit. (2002, March). Guest speaker at a North Ogden church group (LDS Church). Presented class on how to get physically fit through nutrition and exercise. North Ogden, UT.

30.   Yoga Instruction. (February 2002). Guest Speaker at a Roy church group (LDS Church). Demonstrated and assisted participants in an evening of yoga and deep relaxation. Roy, UT.

31.   Stress Management. (June 2001). Guest Speaker at an Ogden church group (LDS Church). Presented basic principles of stress management along with techniques for increasing personal relaxation. North Ogden, UT.

Prior to WSU

1.      Developing Webpages Using Adobe PageMill. (September 1999). Seminar Speaker; Concord College. Athens, WV.

2.      Stress Management. (March 1999). Workshop Speaker; Bonner Scholars, Athens, WV.

3.      Stress Management Using Effective Relaxation Techniques; (January 1999). Seminar Speaker; Princeton Health and Fitness Center, Princeton, WV.

4.      Stress Management Using Effective Relaxation Techniques; (July 1998). Seminar Speaker; Princeton Health and Fitness Center, Princeton, WV.

5.      Eight Graders Health Fair. (March 1998). Organized and coordinated health booths designed to give health information to eighth graders at Athens Elementary School. Athens, WV.

6.      Fitness or fatness: It’s Your Call. (March 1998). Residential Life Guest Speaker. Concord College. Athens, WV.

7.      What’s Health Education All About? (December 1997). Residential Life Guest Speaker. Concord College. Athens, WV.

8.      Fear and anger as key emotions toward stress. (December 1997). Residential Life Guest Speaker. Concord College. Athens, WV.

9.      Stress Management. (November 1997). Bonner Scholars Program Seminar. Concord College. Athens, WV.

10.   Stress Management. (August 1997). Guest speaker for the McNair Program. Presented Information on managing stress, relaxation, and time management. Concord College. Athens, WV.

11.   Meditation Class. (July 1997). Instructed students from health classes on meditation. Concord College. Athens, WV.

12.   Stress Management Class. (May 1997). Instructed basic principles of stress management. West Virginia University Community Health Promotion Master’s Degree Program. Charleston, WV.

13.   Stress Management. (April 1997). Guest speaker for the Honors Program. Presented Information on managing stress, relaxation, and seated partner massage. Concord College. Athens, WV.

14.   Eight Graders Health Fair. (March 1997). Organized and coordinated health booths designed to give health information to eighth graders at Athens Elementary School. Athens, WV.

15.   Together through Diversity. (February 1997). Guest Speaker for yearly series on religions around the world. Concord College. Athens, WV.

16.   Stress Management. (November 1996). Guest speaker in the Honors Program. Presented Information on managing stress, relaxation, and time management skills. Concord College, Athens, WV.

17.   Time, Life, and Stress Management. (June 1996). Guest speaker in Women’s Health, HED 441 course. Discussed strategies for optimum time and life management along with techniques for decreasing stress levels and inducing a relaxation response. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.

18.   Using the Internet as a Health Professional. (1996, May). Guest speaker in using the Microcomputer to Enhance Health Education. Taught students how to access good health information using the internet and how to create their own home pages on the internet. Presentations/Materials--HED 461 course. Southern Illinois University. Carbondale, IL.

19.   "Tobacco, Smoking, and Your Health." (April 1996). Guest speaker in the Healthful Living--GEE 201 course. Presented Information on the effects of smoking and tobacco use on health including heart and lung disease to undergraduates. Southern Illinois University. Carbondale, IL.

20.   Stress Management; (1996, April). Guest speaker in the Healthful Living--GEE 201 course. Presented Information on managing stress, relaxation, and time management skills. Southern Illinois University. Carbondale, IL.

21.   Stress Management. (February 1996). Guest speaker in the Healthful Living--GEE 201 course. Presented Information on managing stress. Southern Illinois University. Carbondale, IL.

22.   Stress Management. (February 1996). Guest speaker for a Carbondale church group (RLDS Church). Presented basic principles of stress management along with techniques for reducing stress. Carbondale, Illinois.

23.   Stress Management. (October and November 1995). Guest speaker in the Emotional Health, HED 312 course. Presented basic principles of stress management along with techniques for increasing individual relaxation. Southern Illinois University. Carbondale, IL.

24.   Research Methods. (October 1995).  Guest speaker in the Emotional Health course--HED 312, Instructed health education students on principles of research methods for health educators. Southern Illinois University. Carbondale, IL.

25.   Stress Management. (September 1995). Guest speaker in the Healthful Living--GEE 201 course. Presented basic principles of stress management along with techniques for increasing individual relaxation. Southern Illinois University. Carbondale, IL.

26.   Stress Management. (September 1995). Guest speaker in the Healthful Living--GEE 201 course. Presented basic principles of stress management along with techniques for increasing individual relaxation Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.

27.   Stress Management. (September 1995). Guest speaker in the Healthful Living--GEE 201 course. Presented basic principles of stress management along with techniques for increasing individual relaxation Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.

28.   "Operation Safe Kids." (1994, October). Guest speaker on basic nutritional objectives for fourth graders of Caruthers Elementary School. Murphysboro, IL.

29.   "Operation Safe Kids." (1994, October). Guest speaker on basic nutritional objectives for fourth graders of Caruthers Elementary School. Murphysboro, IL.

30.   "Managing Your Weight through Correct Nutrition and Physical Activity." (July 1994). Presented two 90-minute discussions to young adults at a Carbondale church group (LDS Church). Carbondale, IL.

31.   Stress Management. (June 1994). Guest Speaker at a Carbondale church group (LDS Church). Presented basic principles of stress management along with techniques for increasing personal relaxation. Carbondale, IL.

32.   Stress Management. (March 1994). Guest speaker in the Fitness-Relaxation--GEE 102B course. Presented basic principles of stress management along with techniques for increasing personal relaxation. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.

33.   Stress Management. (February 1994). Guest speaker at the Southern Illinois Hospital Services. Presented basic principles of stress management along with techniques for increasing personal relaxation. Carbondale, IL.

34.   Stress Management. (June 1993). Guest Speaker for the Provo City Employees. Presented basic principles of stress management along with techniques for increasing personal relaxation. Provo Public Library. Provo, UT.

35.   Stress Management; (September-May 1992-1993). Presented basic principles of stress management along with techniques for increasing personal relaxation, including yoga, meditation, imagery breathing exercises, and other methods for reducing stress. Brigham Young University. Provo, UT.

36.   Stress Management. (April 1993). Guest Presenter for the Utah State Prison Employees. Presented basic principles of stress management along with techniques for increasing personal relaxation. Salt Lake City, UT.

37.   Stress Management. (January 1993). Guest Speaker for a Brigham Young University women’s group (LDS Church). Presented basic principles of stress management along with techniques for increasing personal relaxation. Provo, UT.

Related Professional Activities

WSU Evening News [Television Appearance]. Guest Speaker: Stress management and health during finals (May 3, 2002).

WSU Evening News [Television Appearance]. Guest Speaker: Focus on why college students feel stress, how stress affects them and ways to deal with stress. (March 15, 2001).

NBC NewsChannel 6 Lifeline [Television Appearance]. Guest speaker: Focus on mental strategies and relaxation techniques to reduce stress (August 19, 1998).

Other Service

Coach: Youth baseball – boys age 7, 8, 9

            Youth basketball – boys age 7, 8, 9

            Youth soccer – boys age 7, 8

            Youth basketball – girls age 10, 11, 12, 13

Skills

Extensive experience using and teaching computer skills, including the internet, Macintosh, IBM, word processing, PowerPoint, spreadsheets, databases, statistical packages, graphics, and newsletters.

Fluent in Spanish.

Experience coaching, playing, and refereeing most sports. Athletically inclined.

Skilled at playing the piano and organ.

Other Professional Experience

Installment Loan Officer, Zion's First National Bank, Regional Office, Provo, UT.

Installment Loans Collections Supervisor, Regional Office, Collections Department, Zion's First National Bank, Regional Office, Provo, UT.

Debt Collections Officer, First Security Bank, Regional Office, Provo, UT.

Library Research Assistant, Provo Public Library, Provo, UT

Grant-Writing Experience

Rural Health Grant, funded by the Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development, Carbondale, IL. $500, (1994) Co-authored with Jeannine Glenn, Heather Favale, and Peggy Russell.

Outstanding Research Projects on BYU Campus, funded by Provo Elks Lodge, Provo, Utah. $250, (1993).

Professional Memberships

Utah Health Education Association (UHEA)

National Wellness Association (NWA)

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)

Association for the Advancement of Health Education (AAHE)

Conferences Attended since coming to WSU

National

·         American Alliance for Health Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD). April 2006. SLC, UT.

·         National Social Science Association (NSSA). April 2006. Las Vegas, NV.

·         National Social Science Association (NSSA). April 2005. Las Vegas, NV.

·         National Social Science Association (NSSA). April 2004. Las Vegas, NV.

·         National Social Science Association (NSSA). April 2003. Las Vegas, NV.

·         National Social Science Association (NSSA). April 2002. Las Vegas, NV.

·         National Social Science Association (NSSA). April 2001. Las Vegas, NV.

·         Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS). April 2001. Newport Beach, CA.

·         Annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Health Education (AAHE). March 2001. Cincinnati, OH.

·         Annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Health Education (AAHE). March 1999. Boston, MA.

District

·         Southwest District and Utah State Associations for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (SWD/UAHPERD). June 2001. Park City, UT.

·         Annual Conference of the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association, October 2000. Park City, Utah.

State

·         Utah State Worksite Health Promotion Conference. October, 2005. Salt Lake City, UT.

·         Annual meeting of the Utah State Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (UAHPERD), Provo, UT

·         Utah State Worksite Health Promotion Conference. October, 2004. Salt Lake City, UT.

·         Utah State Worksite Health Promotion Conference. October, 2003. Salt Lake City, UT.

·         Utah Public Health Association (UPHA), April 2002. Park City, UT.

·         Annual meeting of the Health Education Association of Utah (HEAU). April 2002. Salt Lake City, UT.

·         Annual conference on Health, Wellness, Outdoor Adventure Recreation and Success in Sports and Life. March 2001. Weber State University. Ogden, UT.

·         Utah Health Educators Association (UHEA), Fall Conference October 2000. SLC, UT.

Local/University

·         Families Alive Conference hosted by the Department of Child and Family Studies at Weber State University. September 2005. Ogden, UT.