Distinguished Alumni Awards
John R. Endwright Alumni Service Award
Kele Ding - 2011Dr. Kele Ding
is an Assistant Professor of Health Education and Promotion at Kent State University in Ohio. Dr. Ding received his bachelor’s degree in Western Medicine from Wenzhou Medical College, China in 1982. He practiced general surgery in Hangzhou City Hospital of Chinese Traditional Medicine between 1982 and 1992. In fall 1992 he came to the United States to pursue further education. In US he received his master’s degrees in Community Health Education from Western Illinois University and his doctorate in Health Behavior from Indiana University Bloomington. Since his coming to the United States, he has authored or co-authored 18 professional journal articles, and seven technical reports, mostly in the areas of research methods, quantitative data analysis in youth health behaviors, substance use, and trend analysis. Dr. Ding has worked in the academic setting since 2000. He was an assistant professor of health education at Idaho State University from 2000 to 2005, before he joined Kent State University. He has extensive vast experience at undergraduate, master’s, and doctorate levels. Subjects taught include Drug use and Misuse, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Research Method and Data Analysis, Social and Behavioral Theories, instrument development, and program evaluation.