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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Dr. Mary Kramer

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Assistant Professor                              Mary Kramer                                  

Phone: 507-389-1422


Credentials/Education Background

  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Health and Wellness Education, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • MPH, Health Education, University of Hawaii, Manoa, HI
  • BA, Double Major in Health-Fitness and Biology, Gustavus Adolphus College, St Peter, MN
  • MCHES (Master Certified Health Specialist)

Courses Taught/Areas of Concentration/Interests

  • HLTH 101 - Health and The Environment
  • HLTH 240 - Drug Education
  • HLTH 361 - Health Communication and Advocacy
  • HLTH 477 - Behavior Change Foundations and Strategies
  • WCDP 617 - Principles of Wellness Coaching 

Research interests include child and adolescent health, school wellness, tobacco prevention and control, public health policy change and public health advocacy.

Selected Publications/Presentations

(Please note - published research under names of Chace and Kramer)

  • Kramer, M., & Stovers, S. (2015). Incorporating clickers for social norms pedagogy. I-Manager’s Journal of Educational Technology, 12(3). 
  • Chace, M., & Vilvens, H. (2015). Opening the doors for health: School administrators’ perceived benefits, barriers and needs related to shared use of school recreational facilities for physical activity. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 12(7) 1017-1022. 
  • Chace, M., & Elston, A. (2015). Kids for cooking: Community partners join forces to create an afterschool cooking club for middle-schoolers: One piece of the puzzle to solving the childhood obesity epidemic. Ohio Electronic Middle Level Association Journal: Winter 2015 issue. 
  • Chace, M., Elston, A., & Moening, K. (2014). An insight into active transportation rates and perceived barriers for walking/biking to school: An Ohio suburban middle school case study. Future Focus. (OAHPERD journal) 35(2), 12-27. 
  • Stover, S., Bower, R., & Chace, M. (2013). The importance of attending (online) class. National Teacher Education Journal, 6(3), 110-118. 
  • Chace, M. (Fall/Winter 2012). Monthly wellness challenge: School wellness policies in action. Future Focus. 33(2), 10-21.