The programs within the Department of Public Health and Recreation (PHR) were founded and shaped by a group of visionary faculty. Much of who we are and how we work together was forged by these pioneers. They imagined academic programs founded on the core principles of our fields - public health and recreation - integrating community-based learning, and infused with professional development and leadership opportunities for students, alumni, and community/induatry partners. Long before they became part of our professional vocabulary, these department leaders understood cultural humility, health equity, authentic meaningful engagement, service-learning, and social justice, among others. We will always be grateful for their vision and decades of hard work. Many years later, we are still inspired deeply by their choices and their lives as our proud legacy.
Emeritus Faculty include:
B. Burt Gerstman, PhD, MPH, DVM
Daniel P. Perales, PhD, MPH
Helen S. Ross, EdD, MPH
Kim S. Uhlik, PhD