Professor, Department of Community and Environmental Health
Dr. Spear is an American Association for Health Education past-president, past Society for Public Health Professional Preparation Board of Trustee, Faculty-In-Residence 2007-2009, 2016-2018, Service-Learning Faculty Liaison, UF 200 Founding Faculty member.
Texas Woman’s University BS
University of Arkansas MS and Ph.D.
Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)
Healthy Habits, Healthy U program, service-learning, health promotion,
Spear, C E and Hale, A. (2010) Increasing cultural competency through refugee focused service-learning projects: Bringing the world home. In M. A. Cooksey & K. T. Olivares (Eds.), Quick Hits for Service-learning: Successful Strategies by Award-winning Teachers. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
Shimon, J, Spitzer-Gibson, T., & Spear, C. (2009) Stop the tears of drug and alcohol abuse-A teaching strategy. Journal of Health Education, 40(6), 373-377.
Spear, C. (2008). Abstinence education [Encyclopedia entry]. In N. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology (pp. 1-4). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Ransdell, L, Hildebrand, K., Spear, C. & Lucas, S. (2007) Higher, faster, stronger, drunker? Journal Of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 78(3). 5-7.
Young, K., & Spear, C. (2005). Addressing health education responsibilities and competencies through service-learning. California Journal of Health Promotion, 3(3), 17-23. http://www.csuchico.edu/cjhp/3/3/index.htm
Denny, G., Young, M., Rausch, S., & Spear, C., (2002) An evaluation of abstinence education curriculum series: Sex can wait. American Journal of Health Behavior, 26(5), 366-377.
Bajracharya, S., & Spear, C., (2000) Student perspective in service-learning. In American Associate for Health Education Service-Learning in Health Education monograph.
Young, M., Denny, G. & Spear, C (1999) Area specific self-esteem and adolescent sexual behavior. American Journal of Health Studies, 15, 181-188.
Young, M., Denny, G. & Spear, C. (1999). An evaluation of the ‘Sex Can Wait’ abstinence education curriculum series. American Journal of Health Behavior, 23, 134-143.
Spear, C., Young, M., & Denny, G. (1997). Field testing of an abstinence-based sexuality education program for upper elementary students. Journal of Health Education, 28, 335-340.
Courses Currently Taught
- KINES 140 Personal Health
- KINES 240 Foundations of Health Promotion & Prevention
- KINES 340 Community Health
- KINES 440 Health Promotion Programming
- supervise KINES 493 Internship for Health Education & Promotion majors
- UF 200 Civic & Ethical Foundations