Clinical Associate Professor, Health and Kinesiology
Office#: 360-B Blocker
Mail Stop: 4243
Office Phone: (979) 845-2184
Other Title: Coordinator HLKN Teacher Certification
Primary Emphasis Area: Health Education
Vita: View Document
Short Bio
Elisa Beth McNeill is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Pedagogy in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University [TAMU]. Serving as the coordinator of the Health Education Teacher Certification Program, Beth is a 30 year teaching veteran having experience with middle school, high school and at-risk pregnant and parenting adolescents. She earned her masters' degree and Principals Certificate in Educational Administration and her PhD in Health Education from TAMU. Beth is known for her innovative instruction, she teaches courses in human sexuality, elementary and secondary school health pedagogy, technology for teachers, and community & school health methodology.
Service learning is incorporated in of most of the courses she teaches. Beth has co-authored a textbook on health methodologies, Health Education: Creating Strategies for School and Community Health. She has also presented at state, regional, national, and international conferences with multiple publications.

Research Interests
Adolescent Health
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Watts, T., Wilson, K. L., McNeill, E.B., Rosen, B.L., Moore, N.D. & Smith, M.L. (2016). Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Intentions to Engage in Vaginal Intercourse among Sexually Abstinent Missouri High School Freshman. Journal of School Health, 86(10), 757-764

2. *Braly, V., *Amuta, A. & McNeill, EB. (2015). A section of the PRECEDE-PROCEED Model and its application in fictional Podunk, Texas: A strategy for preparing future health education specialist to use planning models. Journal of Health Education Teaching Techniques, 2(2), 1-15. *

3. Wilson, K. L., Wiley, D. C., Housman, J., McNeill, E. B., & *Rosen, B. L. (2015). Conceptualizing and Implementing a Professional Development Pilot Program for Public School Teachers to Strengthen Sexuality Education. Pedagogy in Health Promotion, DOI: 10.1177/2373379915583676 *

4. Lackman, J., Smith, ML., McNeill, EB. (2015). Freshman college student[48]19s reasons for enrolling in and anticipated benefits from a basic college physical education activity course. Frontiers in Public Health 3:162. Doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2015.00162.

5. *Szucs, L., *Reyes, JV., *Farmer, J., Wilson, K. & McNeill, EB. (2015). Friend Flips: A Story Activity about relationships. American Journal of Sexuality Education. 10(3), 261-276. Doi:10.1080/15546128.2015.1049313

6. Szucs, L., *Reyes, J.V., *Farmer, J., Wilson, K.L., & McNeill, E.B. (2015). Friend Flips: A Story Activity about Relationships. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 10(3), 261-276. DOI: 10.1080/15546128.2015.1049313 *

7. Gilbert, GG., Sawyer, RG., & McNeill, EB. (2015) Health education: Creating strategies for school and community health. Fourth Edition. Sudbury, MA. Jones and Bartlett. ISBN: 978-1449698546

8. Reyes, J.V., *Carreon, A.K., *Szucs, L., McNeill, E.B., Wilson, K.L. (2015). mHealth TXT MSG: Approaches to Accessing Health Information. The Health Education Monograph Series, 32(1), 15-21. *

9. *Reyes, JV., *Carreon, AK., *Szucs, L., McNeill, EB., & Wilson, KL. (2015). Pedagogically speaking: mHealth TXT MSG: Approaches to accessing health information. Eta Sigma Gamma, The Health Education Monograph Series: Student Monograph, 32(1), 15-21. *

10. Szucs, L., Wilson, K.L., & McNeill, E.B. (2015). Using Muffin Pans to Promote Healthy Relationships. Journal of Health Education Teaching Techniques, 2(2), 55-81. ISSN 2332-1008

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study


(2015). Distinguished Service Award.  Robert J. Syovitz

(2013). HLKN Teacher of the advisor.  Health Division

(2013). TAMU advisor of the year.  Registered for 2013

(2012). Eta Sigma Gamma Service Activity.  Service Activity of the Year Award

(2012). BCS Chamber of Commerce.  Committee Co-Chir of Medical Services Night

(2010-2010). Award.  TAHPERD College/University Health Educator of the Year

(2009). Teacher of the Year.  Department of Health and Kinesiology

(2009). Distinguished Achievement Award.  Association of former students of Texas A&M

(2009). SLATE Award.  Student Lead Academic Teaching Award.

(2008-2008). T-Camp Namesake.  Texas A&M University

(2005). Teacher of the Year.  Department of Health and Kinesiology

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