Contact Information

 

Dr. Kandice Porter

Department Chair

kporte21@kennesaw.edu

470-578-6216

FAX 470-578-6561

 

 

Department of Health Promotion

and Physical Education

Kennesaw State University

Convocation Center

Mail Drop 0202

1000 Chastain Road

Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

 

 

Faculty

Kandice Porter

Kandice Johnson Porter, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Associate Professor

Program Coordinator for Health and Physical Education (P-12)
Convocation Center 3014
phone: 470-578-6216
email: kporte21@kennesaw.edu

fax: 470-578-6561

 

 

Academic Degrees

 

 

Ph.D.

Health Behavior

Indiana University

2000

 

M.S.

Health Science Education

University of Florida

1995

 

B.S.

Health Science Education

University of Florida

1993

 

Professional Experience

 

  2012-Date Department Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, Kennesaw State University.

 

2009 - 2012

Associate Professor, Health and Physical Education, Kennesaw State University, Department of Health, Physical Education and Sport Science.
Responsible for coordinating the undergraduate Health and Physical Education teacher preparation program, teaching health education content and pedagogy coursework, and mentoring teacher candidates.

 

2003 - 2008

Assistant Professor, Health and Physical Education, Kennesaw State University, Department of Health, Physical Education and Sport Science..

 

1999 - 2003

Assistant Professor, Health Education, Towson University, Department of Health Science, Towson, Maryland.

 

Recent Professional Activities

 

 

Teaching Awards:

  • WellStar College of Health and Human Services Distinguished Teacher of the Year, 2009.  Awarded by the WCCHS in recognition of outstanding teaching through group instruction, individual instruction, student supervision, mentoring, advising, counseling and curricular or pedagogical innovation.

  • Georgia College/University Health Education Teach of the Year, 2008.  Awarded by the Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in recognition of outstanding teaching in the related field, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Service to Profession:

  • Vice President Elect for Health Division, 2010 – Present.  Southern District Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

  • Georgia Department of Education, Health Education Consultant, Health Education Georgia Performance Standards Writing Committee, Health Education Consultant, 2008-Present.

Publications:

  • Porter, K.J., Johnson, P.H., & Petrillo, J.A. (2009).  Priority health behaviors among South African undergraduate students.  International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 12, 222-243.

  • Johnson, K.M., Petrillo, J.A. & Johnson, P.H. (2008)  Finding common ground: Developing effective sexuality education programs in Georgia.  Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Journal, 41 (2), 12-18.

Presentations:

  • Porter, K.J., Petrillo, J.A., & Johnson, P.H. (November, 2009). Using the HECAT to Develop Georgia’s Performance Standards and Curricular Framework.  Paper presented at the 2009 Annual Convention of the American School Health Association, Denver, Colorado.

  • Porter, K.J., Cross, B.S., Moser, A. & Buchanan, L.  (November, 2009).  Great Activities for Promoting Communication and Critical Thinking in Health Education.  Oral presentation at the annual convergence for the Georgia Association for Hea.th, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Porter, K.J., Orem, T., McBrayer, K., Morris, D., & Gober, S.  (November, 2009).  Great Activities for Promoting Essential Health Skills.  Oral presentation at the annual conference for the Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Savannah, Georgia.

  • Porter, K.J., Johnson, P.H., & Petrillo, J.A. (April, 2009.)  Finding common ground in sexuality education.  Paper presented at the 20090 Annual Convention for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Tampa, Florida.

  • Johnson, P.H., Porter, K.J., Petrillo, J.A. (April, 2009).  Priority health behaviors among South African university students.  Paper presented at the 2009 Annual Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Tampa, Florida.

 

Professional Interests

 

 

School Health Education

Coordinated School Health Program

Sexuality Education

 

Teaching Responsibilities

 

 

EHS 6665:  Health Promotion Program Planning and Evaluation
HPS 4430:  Practicum in Middle and Secondary School Health and Physical Education
HPS 3600:  School Health Issues
HPS 3650:  Curriculum, Methods and materials in Health Education
HPS 3300:  Personal Health Behaviors
HPS 3250:  Family Life Education