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CHHS Staff - John Bonaguro

Dr. John Bonaguro

Dr. John Bonaguro

Dean, College of Health and Human Services

Office:  Academic Complex 208
Phone:  (270) 745-7003


B.S., Biological Sciences, Southerin Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois - 1973

M.S., Health Education, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois - 1975

Ph.D., Health Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon - 1978

Administrative Professional Experience

Dean, College of Health and Human Services, Western Kentucky University - 2003 -

Assistant/Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences and Human Performance; Ithaca College - 1993-2003

Project Director, Drug-Free Rockford Community Partnership, Office of the Mayor, Rockford, IL   - 1990-1993

Program Coordinator for Health Sciences, School of Health and Sport Sciences, Ohio University - 1979-1989

Teacher, Biological Sciences and General Science; Chicago Board of Education, Chicago, Illinois - 1973-1976

Academic Professional Experience

Professor, Department of Public Health, Western Kentucky University - 2003-

Professor, Department of Health and Physical Education, Ithaca College, NY - 1993-2003

Associate Professor with tenure, School of Health and Sport Sciences, Ohio University - 1982-1989

Assistant Professor, School of Health and Sport Sciences, Ohio University - 1978-1982

Recent Publications

Macy, G. M. B., Nagy, M. C., Bonaguro, J. A., English, G. M., Lartey, G. K., Noland, M. (2013). The Evaluation of the Life Is Cool Program; Impact on Student Knowledge, Family Discussion, and Intentions to Register as Organ Donors. Transplant. Journal of Australasia.

Duncan D, Nicholson T, White J, Bradley D, Bonaguro J (2010).  The baby boomer effect: changing patterns of substance abuse among aging adults. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 22 (3):237-247.  

Bonaguro J, White J, Duncan D, Nicholson T, Smith B (2009).  Compensation of certified health education specialists. American Journal of Health Education, 40 (4): 236-244. 

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