Mary Kramer, Associate Professor
- Ph.D. – Curriculum and Instruction, Exercise and Wellness Education, May 1996 College of Education and the Department of Exercise Science, Hybrid degree. Arizona State University, College of Education, Tempe, Arizona
- M.P.H. Concentration: Health Education, June 1990, University of Hawaii, School of Public Health, Manoa, Hawaii
- B.A. Double Major: Health-Fitness and Biology, June 1986, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota
- Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (CTTS), 7/2021, Mayo Clinic Training 10/2020
- Certified Health and Wellness Coach (CHWC),WellCoaches, 12/2017
- Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®); National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, since 5/1995, Master CHES (MCHES®) since 10/2012
- Member and Board Member, MN SOPHE (Society of Public Health Educators), 2017-Present
- Member, Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE), 2012-Present
- Member,MPHA (MN Public Health Association), 2016-Present
- Community Health Education
- Applied Health Science: Health Education and Promotion, Public Health, Occupational Therapy Prep, Health Administration Prep
- Associate Professor, Applied Health Science Department, 8/2016-Present Minnesota State University-Mankato, Department of Health Sciences, Mankato, Minnesota
- Associate Professor and Program Director, Public Health Education, 8/2012-7/2016, Wright State University, Department of Kinesiology and Health, Dayton, Ohio
- Instructor, Health Education, 8/2011–5/2012, Wright State University, Department of Kinesiology and Health, Dayton, Ohio
- Grants Manager and Program Director, 07/2008 –8/2011, Ohio Action for Healthy Kids, Columbus, Ohio
- Tobacco-free Schools Consultant, 11/2006-6/2008, Ohio Department of Education, Columbus, Ohio
- Director of Prevention and Early Detection, 5/1996 – 12/1998, American Cancer Society, Ohio Division, Dublin Ohio
- Graduate Teaching Assistant, Exercise Science Department, 1/1994 – 5/1996, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
- IV/AIDS Education Coordinator, 3/1993 – 5/1995, American Red Cross, Phoenix, Arizona
- Health Educator, 9/1990 – 8/1992, St. Francis Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
PRIMARY COURSES TAUGHT AT MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
- HLTH 101 Health and the Environment
- HLTH 240 Drug Education
- HLTH 361 Health Communications and Advocacy
- HLTH 477/577 Foundations of Behavior Change
- HLTH 665 Theory and Philosophy of Health Education
- HLTH 677 Advanced Health Communications and Advocacy
- WCDP 617 Principles of Wellness Coaching
- WCDP 577 Behavior Change Foundations and Strategies
- WCDP 650 Advanced Wellness Coaching
- Tobacco Control
- Policy and Prevention
- School Health
- Advocacy and Policy
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Juried Publications (Please note she has published under surnames Chace and Kramer)
- Kramer, M. & Londgren, J. (2020) Recovery’s got talent: A strength-based community-level intervention for people living in recovery, Health Promotion Practice, 21(6). 862-864. https://doi.org/10.1177/1524839920903706
- Hicks, J. & Kramer, M. (2020). Therapy dog ownership as serious leisure for members of a therapy dog volunteer group. People and Animals: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 3(1), 1-12. ISSN: 2575-9078
- Kramer, M., & Stovers, S. (2015). Incorporating clickers for social norms pedagogy. I-Manager’s Journal of Educational Technology, 12(3), 1-12. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/c72d/493ce317701846e66a18e2169a3d69f821e3.pdf
- 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2014-0214
- 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. http://ohiomla.org/sites/default/files/pictures/final_kfc.pdf
- 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: Ohio Association for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance, 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. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/c72d/493ce317701846e66a18e2169a3d69f821e3.pdf
- Chace, M. (2012). Monthly wellness challenge: School wellness policies in action. Future Focus: Ohio Association for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance, 33(2), 10-21.
INVITED AND SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS
- Kramer, M. & Davidson, C. (2020, May 20-23). Art research for change (ARC): Promoting a new university tobacco policy [Paper presentation]. Sixteenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Chicago, IL, United States.
- Schaefer, C., Kramer, M., Davidson, C., & Erickson, K. (2019, October 24). Using art to amplify student voices: art as advocacy, education and expression. [Poster presentation]. Second Annual Conference of the Minnesota Society for Public Health Education, St. Peter, MN.
- Erickson, K., Davidson, C., Kramer, M., & Schaefer, C. (2019, October 24). Photovoice as a lens for university tobacco policy change. [Poster presentation]. Second Annual Conference of the Minnesota Society for Public Health Education, St. Peter, MN.
- Kramer, M. (2019, October) Preliminary Findings from Tobacco-Free Campus Policy Efforts at MSU-Mankato. American College Health Association Conference-Midwest Conference, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN, United States.
- Kramer, M. & Schaefer, C. (2019, October 10-11). The Latest Scoop on Vaping in Minnesota and Tobacco-Free Campus Policies. 2019 Annual Conference of the Sociologists of Minnesota, Minnesota State University-Mankato, Mankato, MN, United States. http://bit.ly/2SjBWcA
- Kramer, M. (2019, March 28). Recovery's Got Talent: Perceived Benefits Of A Community Level Strength-Based Intervention For People Living In Recovery. Paper Presented at 70th Annual Conference of the Society for Public Health Education, Salt Lake City, UT, Uni
- March 15, 2021, “Outstanding Service and Leadership in the field of Health Education and Promotion”, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
- October 23, 2014, “Distinguished Achievement in Advocacy Award,” American Heart Association Mideast Affiliate (Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware and Kentucky) for dedication and service in Advocacy and Public Health Policy.
- October 24, 2013, “OSOPHE Spirit Award,” for commitment to the Ohio Society for Public Health Education, OSOPHE Health Educator’s Institute, Salt Fork State Park, Ohio.
- April 23, 2013, "Outstanding Faculty Commitment to A First Year Learning Community," for Freshman Seminar in Community Health and Wellness Class, Fall 2012, WSU First Year Programs, Dayton, Ohio.