James McKenzie

Professor Emeritus of Physiology and Health Science

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  Phone: 765-285-8345  

Department of Physiology and Health Science
Cooper Science Building, CL 325
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

 Jim McKenzie was a member of the department for 21 years and retired in June 2010. He is a certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and a Fellow of the American Association of Health Education. His expertise is in the areas of program planning, community health, and patient education. He currently resides with his wife Bonnie in Elizabethtown, PA 17022

Education

MPH - Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan, 1986

PhD - Health Education, The Ohio State University, 1977

MEd - Health and Physical Education, Bowling Green State University, 1972

BS - Health and Physical Education, Bowling Green State University, 1970

Recent Publications

Books 

McKenzie, J. F., Pinger, R. R., & Kotecki, J. E. (in press). An Introduction to Community Health (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc.

Cottrell, R. R., Girvan, J., & McKenzie, J. F. (in press). Principles and Foundations of Health Promotion and Education. (5th ed.) San Francisco, CA: Benjamin Cummings.

McKenzie, J.F., Neiger, B. L., & Thackery, R (2009). Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs: A Primer, (5th ed.) San Francisco, CA: Benjamin Cummings.

Cottrell, R. R., & McKenzie, J. F. (2011). Health Promotion and Education Research Methods: Using the Five Chapter Thesis/Dissertation Model, (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc.

Articles

Shue, C. K, O’Hara, L. L. S., Marini, D., McKenzie, J. F., & Schreiner, M. (2010). Diabetes and Low Health Literacy: A Preliminary Outcome Report of a Mediated Intervention to Enhance Patient-Physician Communication.” Communication Education, 59(3), 360-373. First published online as doi at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03634521003646877

Amschler, D. H., & McKenzie, J. F. (2010). Perceived Sleepiness, Sleep Habits and Sleep Concerns of Public School Teachers, Administrators and other Personnel: A Preliminary Study. American Journal of Health Education, 41(2), 102-109.

McKenzie, J. F., & Seabert, D. M. (2009). Why do health educators obtain and continue to hold the CHES credential? American Journal of Health Studies, 24(4), 401-410.

McKenzie, J. F., & Seabert, D. M. (2009). A retrospective review of those who holds the certified health education specialist credential. American Journal of Health Studies, 24(2), 276-286.

Heitzer, J. G-H., McKenzie, J. F., Amschler, D. H., & Bock, W. (2009). A descriptive analysis of patient education courses in undergraduate and graduate health education programs. Health Promotion Practice, 10(2), 244-253. First published online as doi:10.1177/1524839907309046.

McKenzie, J. F., Seabert, D. M., Hayden, J., & Cottrell, R. R. (2009). Textbook writing: A form of professional development. . Health Promotion Practice. 10(1), 10-14. First published online as doi at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1524839908327733.

Thackeray, R., Neiger, B. L., Hanson, C. L., & McKenzie, J. F. (2008). Enhancing promotional strategies within social marketing programs: Use of Web 2.0 social media. Health Promotion Practice. 9(4), 338-343. First published online as doi at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1524839908325335.

Hahn, B. N., Hollingsworth, P., & McKenzie, J. F. (2008). Changing Employee Health Behavior: Making It Happen. American Journal of Health Studies, 22(4), 248-257.

Professional Organizations

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

American School Health Association

Eta Sigma Gamma

Society for Public Health Education

Indiana Society for Public Health Education

Department of Physiology and Health Science
Cooper Science Building, CL 325
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-5961
Fax: 765-285-3210
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