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

Ping Johnson

Ping Johnson, Ph.D.

Professor

Convocation Center 3017

phone: 470-578-3149

email: pjohnso2@kennesaw.edu

fax: 470-578-6561

 

 

Academic Degrees

 

 

Ph.D.

Community Health Education

Southern Illinois University

1997

 

M.S.

Health Education

Western Illinois University

1994

 

B.S.

Bachelor of Medicine

Benbu Medical University, PRC

1982

 

Professional Experience

 

  2011-Date Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia.

 

2005-2011

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

 

2008-2010

Coordinator, Graduate Program, Department of Health, Physical Education and Sport Science, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia.

 

2007 Spring

Visiting Scholar, Department of Biokinetics and Sport Science, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa

 

2000-2005

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

 

2000-2002

Research Fellow, Community Guide Branch, Division of Prevention Research and Analytic Methods, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

1997-2000

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, Davie, Florida.

 

1996-1997

Research Assistant, College of Applied Sciences and Arts, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.

 

1994-1996

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Health Education and Recreation, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.

 

1993-1994

Graduate Research Assistant and Intern, McDonough County Health Department, McDonough County, Illinois.

 

1992-1994

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Health Sciences, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois.

 

Professional Experience

 

 

1987-1992

Attending Physician and Clinical Instructor, Anhui Provincial Hospital, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, People’s Republic of China.

 

1984-1992

Resident and Clinical Instructor, Anhui Provincial Hospital, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, People’s Republic of China.

 

1984-1986

Instructor, Nursing School, Anhui Provincial Hospital, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, People’s Republic of China.

 

Recent Professional Activities

 

 

Recent Awards & Honors

  • 2006, 2009 Who's Who of American Women, 2007. Marquis Who's Who LLC. New Providence, NJ

  • 2006 Semi-Finalist, Kennesaw State University Foundation Prize Award (Research), Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia

  • 2005 Semi-Finalist, Kennesaw State University Foundation Prize Award (Research), Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia

  • 2005 Recipient, Distinguished Scholarship Award, Wellstar College of Health and Human Services, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia

  • 2005 Semi-Finalist, Distinguished Scholarship Award, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia

  • 2004 Recipient, Outstanding Service Contribution to Public Health, Alternative and Complementary Health Practice Special Primary Interest Group, American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C.

  • 2004 Recipient, Kennesaw State University Foundation Prize Award (Research), Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia.

  • 2004 Recipient, Community Based Learning Award, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia.

  • 2003 Nominee, Distinguished Scholarship Award, College of Health and Human Services, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia.

  • 2003, 2002 Nominee, Outstanding Scientific Contribution to Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Johnson, P.H., Priestley, J., Johnson, K.M., Petrillo, J. (2010). Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Attitudes and Use among Health Educators in the United States. American Journal of Health Education.

  • Porter, K.M., Johnson, P.H., Petrillo, J. (2009). Priority Health Behaviors Among South African Undergraduate Students. The International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 12: 222-243.

  • Johnson, K.M., Petrillo, J., Johnson, P.H. (2008). Finding common ground: Developing effective sexuality education in Georgia. The GAHPERD Journal, 41(2): 12-18.

  • Johnson, P.H., Priestley, J., & Johnson, R.D. (2008) A Survey of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Knowledge among Health Educators in the United States. American Journal of Health Education, 39(2), 66-79.

  • Johnson, P.H. (2006). The Role of Sport in Health Promotion. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance (AJPHERD). 12: 343-355.

  • Johnson, R.D. & Johnson, H.P. (2005). “Service Learning in IS: Teaming with Community and Industry.” Proceedings of the 2005 Pacific Asian Conference on Information Systems, Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Johnson, P.H. (2004) Priority Health Behavior Practices among Chinese Undergraduate Students. The International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 7: 50-62.

  • Johnson, R.D. & Johnson, H.P. 2004. “Internet Supported Teaching and Learning: Technology for Increased Instructional Efficiency and Effectiveness.” Proceedings of the 2004 Pacific Asian Conference on Information Systems, Shanghai, China.

  • Johnson, P.H. & Kittleson, M.J. (2003). A Qualitative Exploration of Health Behaviors and the Associated Factors among University Students from Different Cultures. The International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 6:14-25.

  • Johnson, R.D. & Johnson, H.P. (2003). “Exploring Student Feedback Preference: Electronic Mail or Longhand?” Proceedings of the 2003 European Conference on Computer Information Systems, Naples, Italy.

  • Johnson, P.H. & Kittleson, M.J. (2000). A Content Analysis of Health Education Teaching Strategies. Journal of Health Education, 31(5), 292-298.

 

Professional Interests

 

Alternative and Complementary Health Practice research

Personal health behaviors

Health education and health promotion program planning, implementation, and evaluation

Research design in health education and health promotion

 

Teaching Responsibilities

HPS 3300 Personal Health Behaviors
HPS 3850 Health Promotion and Program Planning
HPS 4200 Contemporary Health Issues