Judy C. Drolet Papers

SIUC graduation, 1985
Judy C. Drolet poses with Elena M. Sliepcevich in doctoral regalia during SIUC graduation ceremonies in August, 1985.
Judy C. Drolet attends AAHPERD, 1985
Judy C. Drolet attends AAHPERD, 1985
Robert Gold and Judy C. Drolet attend the ASHA National Awards ceremony, 1989
Robert S. Gold and Judy C. Drolet attend the ASHA National Awards ceremony, 1989

Judy Catherine Drolet was Professor of Health Education (1982-2008) and Coordinator of Health Education Graduate Teaching Assistants (1982-2000) in the College of Education and Human Services at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She was the Health Education Department Teacher of the Year in 1997. She currently is Emeritus faculty member (2008 - p). Before joining SIUC, she served 8 years as a Health Education and Human Sexuality instructor at two California community colleges and worked as a Graduate Teaching Fellow at the University of Oregon.

Her teaching and research areas focused on school health education, sexuality education, mental/emotional health education, and professional preparation. She conducted the first evaluation of the renowned Seaside Health Education Conference as well as contributed to its national and state implementations and assessments. From 1987-2009, she served as dissertation Chair/Committee member for 60 doctoral students and 61 Master's thesis students. Dr. Drolet was author/co-author of 12 professional books; 9 chapters in professional books/monographs; and 67 peer-reviewed professional journal articles. Dr. Drolet collaborated with Dr. Joyce V. Fetro to publish Personal and Social Competence (2000, ETR Associates), and Applications for Personal and Social Competence (2000, ETR Associates); and with Dr. Marcie R. Wycoff-Horn to publish Health Education Teaching Strategies for Elementary and Middle Grades and Health Education Teaching Strategies for Middle and High School Grades (both 2006, American Association for Health Education).

Among other University service, Dr. Drolet served on the COEHS Dean's Advisory Committee (1988-1990); SIU's Graduate Council (1993-1996); Faculty Senate (1997-2000), University Awards and Honorary Degrees (Graduate School Representative) (1999 - 2007); University Core Curriculum Executive Council (1993-2012); and the Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Council (IAAC) (2004 - present).

Dr. Drolet's national Professional Service included Eta Sigma Gamma Health Science Honorary National Executive Committee (1986-1989) and Vice President (1988-1992); American Association for Health Education Board of Directors (1988-1991); and the American School Health Association Board of Directors (1992-1996; 2001-2004).

Her professional honors include American School Health Association National Service Award (1989); Eta Sigma Gamma (Health Science Honorary) National Distinguished Service Award (1989); American Association for Health Education National Professional Service Award (1996); and nominee as the American Association for Health Education Scholar Award (1998).

Dr. Drolet received her Master's degree and secondary teaching credential (1975) at San Francisco State University, and her doctorate from the University of Oregon in 1982. She is a charter Certified Health Education Specialist (1989), Fellow of the American School Health Association (1991), charter Fellow of the American Association for Health Education (1998), and founding Director of The Elena M. Sliepcevich Centre for Health Education Studies (2008).

Archived at SIU's Morris Library, the Judy Catherine Drolet papers document the Seaside Health Education Conference and include publications, reports, and curricula related to the Role Delineation Project, school health education, sexuality education, and professional preparation. There are also files on the health education honorary Eta Sigma Gamma, course curricula, and correspondence/professional work with key leaders in health education such as Elena Sliepcevich, Peter Cortese, Helen Cleary, Eileen Harris (Zunich), William Carlyon, Elaine Vitello, and Joyce V Fetro.

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