Darrel Kniss

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
M.S. Health Education and Promotion

Darrel D. Kniss received his PhD in Education at the University of Kansas May 2007. He currently serves as the Health and Wellness Program Manager for the U.S. Department of State and has served in this role since August 2013. Dr. Kniss serves part-time as a contributing faculty member in the Graduate Health Education & Promotion program in the College of Health Sciences. Prior to working in worksite and community health for the federal government he was an Assistant Professor at Stephen F. Austin State University where he taught undergraduate courses in Community and School Health Education as well as graduate courses in Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education. Dr. Kniss has worked and researched extensively in community health promotion and taught, researched, and served in health education in Kansas and Texas school systems.

Courses Taught

HLTH 6110/8110 - Exploring Health Education in the 21st Century; You do not have access to modify this field.Exploring Health Education in the 21st Century

HLTH 6207 - Grant Writing


PhD, University of Kansas

MEd, University of Kansas

BS, Washburn University

Public Service

Foreign Affairs Recreation Association, Board Member - Washington

Awards / Honors

Cum Laude, Washburn University, 2000

Spotlight Speaker 2010 Bright Ideas Conference. St, , 2010

Franklin Award, U.S. State Department, 2018