PhD, Walden University; MSN, University of Kentucky; BSN, Berea College

Research Interests

Intellectual and developmental disabilities social skills; abuse prevention; adolescent mental health; wellness studies for the Alaska native tribal people (lupus, diabetes, cardiovascular, strike)


Dr. Swango-Wilson is a tenured track associate professor at East Tennessee State University. She participates in research studies headed by the Alaska Native Tribal Consortium. She teaches community health and is a member of an inter-professional team educating graduates and undergraduates in the skill of community participatory research and inter-professional communication. She has authored several articles related to sexuality and the individual with an intellectual and/or developmental disability in the peer-reviewed journal Sexuality and Disability. She also serves on the editorial board to review manuscripts submitted for consideration. She serves her community by sitting on the Unicoi County Health Council and serves as vice president of the board of directors of The Arc of Washington County. She has served as liaison to the Tennessee Legislature for The Arc during legislative sessions. Dr. Swango-Wilson has been a part-time faculty member at Walden since 2008.