Charlotte Guynes, PhD, CHES

Department Chair for Health Promotion Studies (undergraduate)
Director, Master of Public Health Program
Professor, Health Promotion

Degrees and Certifications

  • PhD in Allied Health/Health Promotion, Texas A&M University - 1994
  • MEd in Health Education, Stephen F. Austin State University - 1974
  • BS in Health and Physical Education and Biology, Stephen F. Austin State University - 1972
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
  • CPR and AED, Emergency First Aid, Emergency Responder (Instructor Certified)

Experience

  • Decades of teaching health sciences at the collegiate level
  • Dean's Assistant for eight years at Division I university in Texas
  • Advocate for public/community health and trained at state, regional, and national level for HIV/AIDS/Drugs/STDs
  • Developer of worksite health promotion and public community health programs
  • Received nomination for the National Leadership Resource Database from CDC
  • Member/Faculty Advisor for Zeta Omega Chapter of Phi Epsilon Kappa national honor fraternity
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer

Courses Taught

  • Medical Terminology
  • Drugs and Behavior Management
  • Contemporary Health Issues
  • Health Promotion Internship
  • Dimensions of Health
  • Nutrition
  • Health Promotion Planning
  • Human Disease
  • Foundations of Health Promotion
  • Health Wellness

Professional Interests/Research

  • Specific research interests related to sleep disorders, caffeine, bone density disorders, HIV/AIDS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and child/family violence
  • Published multiple articles on health-related topics
  • Creative Health: Teaching Strategies for the Classroom, Wadsworth Thomson Publishing Company
  • Present at state, regional, and national conferences on health-related topics annually

Honors and Awards

  • 2014 Southern District AAHPERD College/University Health Educator of the Year
  • 2003 Virginia College/University Health Educator of the Year
  • 1999 Mid-West District AAHPERD College/University Health Educator of the Year

Personal Information and Interests

  • Played, coached, and officiated volleyball at the DI level, and still enjoy playing on a recreational level
  • Gardening, cross-stitching, baking, and entertaining family, friends, and student groups
  • Member of Eta Sigma Gamma, Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Gamma, and Phi Epsilon Kappa national honor fraternities
Phone: 
434.544.8644
Email: 
guynes@lynchburg.edu
Office: 
340-A Courts, Room #1