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Ronda C. Sturgill


Ronda C. Sturgill

Meet Ronda C. Sturgill

Director/Exercise and Nutrition Science Program; Associate Professor, Health Sciences and Human Performance


1998 Ohio University, B.S.
2000 Auburn University, M.S.
2003 University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, Ph.D.

Courses Taught:

Health Science
Introduction to Allied Health Professions
Principles of Epidemiology in Exercise and Public Health
Applied Kinesiology

Career Specialties:

Ronda Sturgill’s career specialties center on the general area of health education. Specific interests include studying the health behavior of college students. She also has experience researching and evaluating health related programs. She has an interest in the importance of evaluation in a health related program and the process for making the evaluation data useful.

Professional and Community Activities:

Sturgill has been very active in the scholarly and research area. She has presented at numerous international, national, regional, state and local conferences. She is an active writer and has produced several publications and technical reports. Her interests generally fall under the broad areas of health education and, more recently, online instruction. These varied interests include studying the health behavior of college students and athletes. She has presented on athletic training topics including cardiac and lung assessment and the management of sports-related injuries. Through several local and state projects, she has experience researching and evaluating programs involving juvenile alcohol and substance abuse. These projects are community based and focus on assisting juveniles to enter their communities as successful citizens after release from state detention centers.

She also has an interest in the evaluation component of these specific programs. More recently, her research and writing focus has included issues related to online teaching and learning. As a faculty member, she has had the experience of utilizing technology while teaching courses. Sturgill has been active in many allied health organizations at the local and state level. She served as Treasurer of the West Virginia Athletic Trainers Association in addition to being the Section Chair of the West Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She is currently a member of several allied health associations.

Honors and Awards:

Recipient of Marshall University Distinguished Artists and Scholars Award for Junior Faculty, 2008
Recipient of Marshall University College of Education and Human Services Excellence in Service Award, 2008
Young Professional Award for WVAHPERD, 2007