Faculty & Staff

PhD, University of Alabama and University of Alabama at Birmingham, Major: Health Education/Promotion (2002)
MEd, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Major: Health Promotion  M.Ed. (1998)
BA, The College of William and Mary in Virginia, Major: History  (1988)

Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder, The University of Kansas (2016)

Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES, 2011-current)

Registered Yoga Teacher 200 hours (RYT200, 2017-current) 

Dr. Donahue teaches the following courses:

HLTH 255, Introduction to Community and Public Health

HLTH 270, Health Systems and Consumers

HLTH 349, Research Methods in Health Science

Dr. Donahue’s courses emphasize the potential personal and professional relevance of the course material. She asks students to reflect upon the implications of their learning. Dr. Donahue is a member of Truman’s Partners in Prevention coalition. She encourages student involvement in this coalition as part of her classes and through connections with student organizations. The coalition seeks to reduce high risk drinking among Truman students while promoting health enhancing behaviors. The coalition’s website is http://pip.truman.edu. Her current research focuses on college student health behaviors, while her service activities address the needs of immigrants in Milan, Missouri in conjunction with the Health Action Center.

Dr. Donahue is married to Paul and has one daughter, Caroline. In addition to spending time with family, she enjoys yoga, nature walks, theater, cinema, reading, and traveling.

Related Professional Experience

2010-2012 Interim Research Coordinator, McNair Program, Truman State University

2009-present    Associate Professor, Department of Health and Exercise Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Education, Truman State University

2004-2009  Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Exercise Sciences,  Human Potential and Performance Division, Truman State University

2002-2004     Assistant Professor,  Department of Health Science, College of Human Environmental Sciences, The University of Alabama

2001-2002       Instructor, Department of Health Science, College of Human Environmental Sciences, The University of Alabama

1998-2004   Instructor/Teacher Trainer, Kaplan Test Preparation

1997-1998  Fitness Specialist, Women’s Exercise Research Center, George Washington University Medical Center

1994-1996    Chief, Patient Services, Department of the Army, Civil Service

1989-1994  Active Duty U.S. Army Officer, Medical Service Corps   

Current Certification 

Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

Current Professional Affiliations 

National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Inc. 

Phi Beta Kappa Society

Society for Public Health Education