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Megan Sterling

Assistant Professor

319G Porter
734.487.2829
mrickar2@emich.edu

Education

Ph.D., Health Education - University of Toledo (2010)
M.S., Health Education and Behavior - University of Florida (2005)
B.S., Community Health Education - Western Michigan University (1997)

Professional Summary

Dr. Rickard began teaching at Eastern Michigan University in 2010. Her research interests include health policy, social class effects on health, and sexual health. She enjoys teaching in both Community and School Health Education and serving as the faculty advisor for the local chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma. Dr. Rickard is a member of the American Association of School Health, the Society of Public Health Educators, and National Eta Sigma Gamma and serves in various roles within those organizations. Since joining EMU, she has received a new faculty research award for her work with sexually transmitted infections and partner communication. She was also inducted into Western Michigan University Human Performance and Health Education Alumni Honor Academy in March of 2012. 

Courses Taught

  • HLED 130: Healthy Sexuality
  • HLED 315: Core Concepts II
  • HLED 320: Health Education in the Elementary Grades
  • HLED 325: Instructional Skills and Strategies
  • HLED 570: Measurement in Health Education

Selected Presentations and/or Publications

  • Rickard, M.L., Price, J.H., Telljohann, S.K., Dake, J.A., & Fink, B.N.  (2011). School Superintendents’ Perceptions Schools Assisting Students in Obtaining Health Insurance. Journal of School Health, 81(12), 756 - 763
  • Thompson, A., Rickard, M.L., Frauenknect, M. (2011). Eyes on the Prize: Polishing your Portfolio to Promote Professional Development. American School Health Association National Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, October 14-16, 2011.
  • Hanson C & Rickard, M.L. (2011). Review of Key Advocacy Messages. Health Education Advocacy Summit. Washington, DC. March 2011.
  • Price, J.H., Kubchandani, J., Bryant, M., Rickard, M.L., Hendershot, C., & Thompson, A. (2010). Effect of Multiple Authored Versus Single Authored Cover Letters on Survey Return Rates. Psychological Reports, 107(1), 1-12.
  • Rickard, M.L., Hendershot, C., Khubachani, J., Price, J.H., & Thompson, A.  (2010). School Nurses’ Perceptions and Practices of Assisting Students in Obtaining Public Health Insurance. Journal of School Health, 80(6), 312-320.
  • Price, J.H., & Rickard, M.L. (2009). State SCHIP Directors Perceptions of the Role of Schools in Student Health Insurance. Journal of School Health, 79(7), 326-332.
  • Rickard, M.L., Price, J.H., Telljohann, S., Dake, J.A., & Fink, B.(2009). Public School Superintendent’s Perceptions of the Role of Schools in Student Health Insurance.  American School Health Association National Conference, Denver Colorado, October 27-31, 2009.
  • Rickard, M.L., Hendershot, C., Khubachani, J., Price, J.H., & Thompson, A.  (2009). Public School Nurse’s Perceptions of Schools Assisting Students in Obtaining Public Health Insurance.  American School Health Association National Conference, Denver Colorado, October 27-31, 2009.
  • Rickard, M.L. (2009). Public School Superintendent’s Perceptions of the Role of Schools in Student Health Insurance [Poster Presentation].  OHIO SOPHE Health Educator’s Institute, College Corner, Ohio, October 15, 2009.
  • Rickard, M.L. (2008). State SCHIP Directors Perceptions of the Role of Schools in Student Health Insurance.  American School Health Association National Conference, Tampa Florida, November 12-15, 2008.
  • Rickard, M.L. (2007). No child left behind: Meeting the needs of ALL students. OHIO ASSOCIATION OF GIFTED CHILDREN 55th Annual Fall Conference, Columbus Ohio, October 7-9, 2007.
  • Rickard, M.L. (2005). Gender differences in college students’ perceptions of individuals with a sexually transmitted infection:  Results from pilot study research. American Public Health Association National Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 10 -14, 2005.
  • Murray, S, and Rickard, M.L.  (2005). Making the connection: Health and student achievement. American School Health Association National Conference, Burbank California, October 21-25, 2005.

Additional Information

The Health Education Program is part of the School of Health Promotion & Human Performance, 318 Porter Building, 734.487.0090