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Dr. Alicia Wodika

Assistant Professor
Health Sciences
Office
Felmley Hall of Science - FHS 226B
  • About
  • Education
  • Awards & Honors
  • Research

Current Courses

292.001Community Public Health

206.001Global Health

396.001Health Education Program Planning & Evaluation

299.001Independent Honor Study

206.002Global Health

Teaching Interests & Areas

Global Health, Program Planning and Evaluation, Introduction to Public Health, Research Methods

Research Interests & Areas

Climate Change knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors, Climate Change Advocacy, Sustainability in schools, Teaching Techniques, Service Learning in the Classroom

PhD Health Education

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

MS Biology

Western Illinois University

BA Biology

Aurora University

• ISU Athletic MVP Award

Athletics
2021

Impact Award

Office of the Provost and University College
2021

Educator of the Year Finalist

Truman State University
2018

Educator of the Year Finalist

Truman State University
2016

Faculty Fellow for Civic Engagement and Service Learning

Truman State University
2016

Educator of Year Finalist

Truman State University
2015

College of Education and Human Services Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year

Southern Illinois University
2012

Dissertation Research Assistant Award

Southern Illinois University
2012

SIUC Nominee for MAGS Excellence in Teaching Award

Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS)
2012

Donald N. Boydston Graduate Scholarship

Southern Illinois University
2011

Journal Article

Lanier, J., & Wodika, A. (2020). Service Based Learning as a Tool to Develop Undergraduate Skills in Need Assessment. Journal of Health Education Teaching. 11 (1). 32-42.
Wodika, A., & Middleton, W. Climate change advocacy: Exploring links between student empowerment and civic engagement. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (2020)
Willis, M., Hunt, M., Wodika, A., Rhodes, D., Goodman, J., & Jozkowski, K. Explicit verbal sexual consent communication: Effects of gender, relationship status, and type of sexual behavior.. International Journal of Sex Research 31.1 (2019): 67-70.
Wodika, A. Local to global: Civic engagement with education, awareness, and global health. Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal 11.1 (2019): 45-50.
Wodika, A., & Rhodes, D. Teaching program planning and evaluation: Measuring acquired skills of alumni in health education settings.. Journal of Health Education Teaching (2019): 1-13.

Presentations

Exploring the past and present: Incorporating archival materials with disease prevention efforts.. ISU Teaching and Learning Symposium. Illinois State University. (2022)
Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Well-Being of College Students. Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) National Conference. SOPHE. (2022)
Integration of the WSCC model: Focusing on the In-Service Needs of K-12 School Health Teachers.. Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) National Conference. SOPHE. (2022)
Recommendations to Address Food Insecurity among College Students. Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) National Conference. SOPHE. (2022)
Reflections from a photovoice project: Lessons learned in working with schools and youth.. Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) National Conference. Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE). (2021)
SEL and preservice teacher education: knowledge, perceptions, and SEL competence of teacher candidates. SoTL Commons Conference. (2021)
The versatility of health promotion and health education practitioners: Impacts of COVID-19 in the workplace. American Public Health Association (APHA) National Conferenc. APHA. (2021)
What do they see? Youth interpretation of sustainability using photovoice.. Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) National Conference. Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). (2021)
Grant writing with undergraduates: Reflections from a service-learning course project. University Teaching and Learning Symposium. Illinois State University, CTLT. (2020)
"Science Literacy for General Education at ISU: A Pilot Study". Illinois State University Annual Teaching & Learning Symposium. (2020)

Grants & Contracts

Qualitative Study Exploring Impacts of Food Insecurity Among College Students. ISU Undergraduate Research Support Program. Illinois State University. (2020)
Wellness packs for ISU students. Community Engagement Learning Grant, CTLT. Illinois State University. (2020)
Reduce and Recycle: An evaluation of school recycling systems in District 87. Illinois Prairie Community Foundation. State. (2019)
Reduce and Recycle: How does the school’s messages impact the home environment? A photovoice study.. CAST, University Research Grant. Illinois State University. (2019)
SoTL URG: Science Literacy for General Education at ISU: A Pilot Study with HSC 156: Environmental Health in the 21st Century. Illinois State University. Illinois State University. (2019)