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Health Sciences Directory

Wanda Dooley, D.N.P., R.N.
Associate Professor / Director of Nursing
843-349-2845
wdooley@coastal.edu

Education and Training

  • B.S. Nursing, George Mason University
  • M.S. Nursing, George Mason University
  • D.N.P. (Nursing Practice), Old Dominion University

Research Interests
Health of Immigrant Clients, and Nursing Education


Michael S. Dunn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor 
134 Swain Hall
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054
843-349-2929
843-349-5053 (fax)
mdunn@coastal.edu

Education and Training

  • B.S. Psychology, The University of North Florida
  • M.S.H. Health Sciences, The University of North Florida
  • Ph.D. Health Education/Promotion, The University of Alabama

Research Interests
Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drugs (ATOD), School Health Issues, and Adolescent Health Issues


Pam English (Walker)
Administrative Specialist
Swain Hall 138
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054
843-349-6568
843-349-5053 (fax)
penglish@coastal.edu


Stephen L. Firsing III, Ph.D., M.P.A. »
Assistant Professor 
135 Swain Hall
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054
843-349-6906
843-349-5053 (fax)
sfirsing@coastal.edu

Education and Training

  • B.A., The University of North Caroilna Wilmington
  • M.P.A. Public Administration, The University of North Carolina Wilmington 
  • M.A. Health Promotion, The University of Alabama 
  • Ph.D. Health Education/Promotion (Public Health), The University of Alabama at Birmingham and The University of Alabama 

Research Interests
Health Outcomes Measurement, Ecological Determinants of Health, Health Care Organization and Policy, and Disability and Health 


Kristi Forbus
Instructor / Coordinator of Health Administration
146 Swain Hall
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054
843-349-4166
843-349-5053 (fax)
kforbus@coastal.edu

Education and Training

  • B.S., College of Charleston
  • M.H.A., The Medical University of South Carolina

Departmental Focus
Coordinator of Health Administration Program


Fredanna M’Cormack McGough, Ph.D. »
Associate Professor / Department Chair
137 Swain Hall
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054
843-349-2991
843-349-5053 (fax)
fmcorma@coastal.edu

Education and Training

  • B.S. Health Sciences (Nutrition), The University of North Florida
  • M.S. Food and Nutrition, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Ph.D. Health Education, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Research Interests
Global Health Issues, Maternal and Child Health Issues, Reproductive Health Issues, and Nutrition


Susan Montenery, D.N.P., R.N., C.C.R.N, CNE
Assistant Professor
111 Swain Hall
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054
Phone: 843-349-6490
montenery@coastal.edu

Education and Training

  • B.S. Nursing, Ohio State University
  • M.S. Nursing Education, Walden University 
  • D.N.P. Duquesne University

Research Interests
Transcultural Health Care, Interprofessional Education, Active Learning Strategies


Mary Kate Powell, M.P.H. »
Public Health Internship Coordinator
145 Swain Hall
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054
843-349-2754
843-349-5053 (fax)
mpowell@coastal.edu

Education and Training

  • B.S. Health Sciences, Clemson University
  • M.P.H. Public Health, The University of South Carolina

Departmental Focus
Health Promotion Internship Program


Sherer W. Royce, Ph.D. »
Associate Professor
133 Swain Hall
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054
843-349-2687
843-349-5053 (fax)
sroyce@coastal.edu 

Education and Training

  • B.A. Journalism, The University of South Carolina
  • M.P.H. Public Health, The University of South Carolina
  • Ph.D. Public Health, The University of South Carolina

Research Interests
Tobacco Prevention, Obesity Prevention, and Systems and Policy Changes


Sharon H. Thompson, Ph.D. »
Professor
147 Swain Hall
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054
843-349-2635
843-349-2635 (fax)
thompson@coastal.edu

Education and Training

  • B.S. Plant Sciences, Clemson University
  • M.S. Community and Occupational Education, The University of South Carolina
  • Ed.S. Educational Administration, The University of South Carolina
  • Ed.D. Health Education Administration, The University of South Carolina

Research Interests
Nutrition and Health Behavioral Change


John F. Yannessa, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor
136 Swain Hall
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054
843-349-6460
843-349-5053 (fax)
yannessa@coastal.edu

Education and Training

  • B.S. Psychology, Xavier University (Ohio)
  • M.S. Kinesiology, Indiana University
  • Ph.D. Health Behavior, School of Public Health, Indiana University

Research Interests
Human Sexual Behavior and Psychobiological Issues related to Aging