Distinguished Alumni Awards

W. W. Patty Distinguished Alumni Award
Susan J. Telljohann - 2004

Susan K. Telljohann, HSD, CHES, is a Professor of Health Education at The University of Toledo  She received her doctoral degree in health sciences from Indiana University with an emphasis on school and college health education. Her experience in health education spans over 20 years, including health instruction from the junior high to the university level. She has done research and published over 50 articles on health education in professional journals, presented over 50 papers and professional conferences and is the lead author of Health Education:  Elementary and Middle-Level School Applications, 4th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2004). In addition, she is a co-author of the HealthSmart curriculum for  K-High School (ETR Associates) and a co-author of the Teach and Reach health series (ETR Associates).

She served as the President of the American School Health Association from 2000-2001, was the Contributing Editor for the Teaching Ideas Column in the American Journal of Health Education and has served on many professional health education committees throughout her professional career.

She is the recipient of several honors and awards, including the Distinguished Service Award from both the American School Health Association and the American Association of Health Education, The University of Toledo Outstanding Teacher Award, the Phi Delta Kappa Educator of the Year Award, and the Ohio Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Outstanding Young Professional Award.