Lori Dewald

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Ph.D. Health Education and Promotion

Dr. Lori Dewald has been a university faculty member for 29 years teaching in the health sciences both the face-to-face and online. Lori was the first person in the country to achieve both the credentials of Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) in combination with a doctorate, an accomplishment that was rarely matched by others. In 2011, when the new advanced health education credential became available, she became a master certified health education specialist (MCHES) and is currently the only person in the country with both the ATC and MCHES credentials Lori is involved in many national committees in the American College Health Association (ACHA), the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), and the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). She has given over 160 invited national conference presentations and has had over 45 peer reviewed research publications. Lori is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Health Education Teaching and is also on the peer review boards for 15 different professional journals. Lori was inducted as a fellow in the American Association for Health Education in 2009. In 2011 she received the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award from the NATA. One final thing, Lori’s last name is spelled with a lowercase w, and pronounced Dee wald (long e and emphasis on the De and not on the wald). Her students typically call her Dr. D.

Courses Taught

HLTH 8551 - Preparing for Dissertation


EdD, University of Tennessee

Masters, University of Tennessee

BA, Mankato State University

BA, South Dakota State University

Public Service

Delmar, MD Utility Commission, Committee Member - Delmar

Awards / Honors

Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer, National Athletic Trainer's Association, 2011


Dewald, L. L. (2015). Dental Health Practices of College Students: The ACHA-NCHA Findings. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice


Dewald, L. L. (2017). The Role of Health Educators in Prevention or Intervention of Workplace Bullying.