Bruce RagonEducation

Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Kent State University; B.S. University of Dayton

Research Interests

Effective delivery methodologies; adolescent health promotion; sexuality issues; public health/community health organization and empowerment

Background

After acquiring his Ph.D. in Health Education, Dr Ragon joined the faculty of Indiana University and in his third year there received the Student Choice Award For Outstanding Faculty. Dr. Ragon was a professor of health education at University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) for four years, during which time he was instrumental in bringing the American School Health Association’s Summer Institute to UNCW. In 1999, he was named assistant vice chancellor for public service and extended education and was later named assistant to the provost. After a short tenure as a consultant, Dr. Ragon returned to the classroom as associate professor and graduate coordinator at Albany State University where he wrote the health education curriculum for Namibia. Wanting to get closer to family, Dr. Ragon began teaching at a rural school in North Carolina where in his first year he was named “Teacher of the Year.” However, after serving only one year, Dr Ragon was offered and accepted the position of Director of Health Education at Virginia Tech University. Within five months, Virginia Tech Health Education received one of the largest contributions ever made to Student Affairs at the university. Dr. Ragon became a faculty member at Walden in 2007 and teaches in the School of Health Sciences in the Ph.D. in Public Health and Master of Public Health programs.