Shawnté Elbert

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

Shawnté is a Part-Time Contributing Faculty member for the College of Health Professions in the Ph.D. Health Education and Promotion program. She works full-time as the inaugural Associate Vice President of Well-being at The Ohio State University, where her portfolio includes Counseling and Consultation Services, Student Health Services, the Student Wellness Center, Recreational Sports, and Employee Wellness for Student Life. Previously she served as the Associate Dean of Health and Wellness at Central Washington University, where she provided supervision of Disability Services, Counseling Services, Student Health, University Recreation, and the Wellness Center. She also provides co-support to the Case Management department, and Co-Chairs the C.A.R.E. Team on campus. She is a graduate of East Carolina University with a BS in Health Education and Promotion with a concentration in Worksite Health. She received her MA degree in Wellness from Chatham University and completed her Ed.D. from St. Thomas University in Educational Leadership and Management. Shawnté is a Master's Certified Health Education Specialist, a Tobacco Treatment Specialist, and Certified Health & Wellness Coach. At East Carolina University-Student Health Services she held the Health Educator position for over five and a half years. While at East Carolina, she also served as the Assistant Director of Greek Life for the National Pan-Hellenic Council and the Multicultural Greek Council.

After East Carolina, she was employed at UNC Charlotte – Center for Wellness Promotion, where she was the Health Educator for Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs, and General Health. Shawnté also ran a successful Tobacco and Marijuana Cessation clinic for students. After Charlotte, she worked at IUPUI as the inaugural Director of Health and Wellness Promotion. In addition, Shawnté had a faculty appointment with the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the School of Liberal Arts. She has taught first-year seminars, public health, and health and wellness courses at institutions of higher education for 11 years.

Shawnté has a tremendous passion for helping others achieve their goals and serves as a mentor and coach for many within higher education. Shawnté previously sat on the Board of Directors for American College Health Association and served as the Co-Chair for the NASPA Wellness and Health Promotion Knowledge Community and on the Peer Education Advisory Board.