Distinguished Alumni Awards

W. W. Patty Distinguished Alumni Award
Roberta Ogletree- 2008

Dr. Roberta Ogletree presently serves as Professor in the Department of Health Education and Recreation at Southern Illinois University, where she also serves as an Adjunct Faculty member in the Women’s Studies Program. She has been on the faculty at Southern Illinois since 1991. Her teaching and research interests include Women’s Health, Human Sexuality Education, and professional preparation.

Prior to her doctoral graduate work at Indiana University in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, Dr. Ogletree served in various teaching capacities including stints at Eastern Illinois University, Lake Land College, Bowling Green State University, and LaGrove Community High School (Farina, Illinois). She is the author or co-author of dozens of articles and publications, and has co-written two textbooks on health education skills and competencies, and sexuality education curricula. Examples of her service to the University and to the profession are extensive – and too numerous to mention. She holds memberships in the American School Health Association; the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance; the Association for the Advancement of Health Education; Eta Sigma Gamma; the Illinois Association for Professional Preparation in Health Education; the Illinois School Health Association; and Midwest AAHPERD. In particular, she has held significant leadership roles in the American School Health Association.

The recipient of several honors and awards, Dr. Ogletree regularly performs as a reviewer and consultant. She earned her H.S.D. from Indiana University in 1991. Prior to the doctorate, she earned a master’s from Bowling Green State University, and bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University.