Randy Cottrell: Program Coordinator, Professor

Randall R. Cottrell, Ph.D. is Professor and Program Coordinator in the Public Health Studies program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He received his doctorate in Health Education from The Pennsylvania State University in 1982. He has conducted research and published over 70 articles in such areas as worksite health promotion, coordinated school health, program evaluation and professional development. He has authored or co-authored eight textbooks in the areas of stress management, weight control, foundations of health education, and research methods.

Dr. Cottrell has taught courses in Health Planning, Research Methods, Global Health, Human Sexuality and Aging. From 2004 to 2006 he served a two-year term as President of the American Association for Health Education and is currently on the Board of the Foundation for the Advancement of Health Education. Dr. Cottrell also served as a trustee for the Society for Public Health Education, and currently co-chairs the National Implementation Accreditation Task Force. Randy was named a Fulbright Scholar in 2011 and spent six months teaching and conducting research at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. Randy and his wife, Karen, are fitness enthusiasts and enjoy participating in organized long distance bicycling tours, hiking, tennis, and square dancing.