Dr. Jennifer Banas
Professor & Community Health Program Coordinator
Health Sciences and Physical Education
College of Education
(773) 442-5579
Health Education, Public Health, Instructional Design and Technology, Curriculum and Instruction
Courses Taught
HSCI 350: Health Program Needs Assessment, Planning, and Implementation
HSCI 355: Organization and Administration of the School Health Program
HSCI 360: Health Program Administration, Marketing, and Evaluation
HSCI 365: Health Education for the Middle and High School
HSCI 375: Field Experience: School Health Education
SCED 305K: Student Teaching - Health Education
Research Interests
Efficient and effective design of instruction; health communications; technology for teaching, learning, and personal health; school health; and health literacy.

Ed.D, Instructional Design & Technology; Northern Illinois University, 2007

M.S. Ed., Curriculum & Instruction; Northern Illinois University, 2001

M.P.H., Health Education & Promotion; University of Illinois - Chicago, 1996

B.S., Health Care Planning & Administration; University of Illinois - Champaign, 1994

Selected Publications

Banas, J., Ball, J., Wallis, L., & Gershon, S. (2017). The adolescent healthcare broker: Adolescents interpreting for family members and themselves in healthcare. Journal of Community Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10900-016-0312-5.

Santos Green, L., Banas, J.R., & Perkins, R. (2017). The flipped college classroom: Conceptualized and re-conceptualized. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Banas, J., Victorson, D., Gutierrez S., Cordero, E., Guitelman, J. & Haas, N. (2017). Developing a peer-to-peer health application to connect Hispanic cancer patients. Journal of Cancer Education, 32, 158-165. doi: 10.1007s13187-016-1066-6.

Banas, J., Wallis, L., Ball, J., & Gershon, S. (2016). Adolescent healthcare brokering: Prevalence, experience, impact, and opportunities. Journal of School Health, 86(12), 898-904. doi: 10-1111/josh.12456.

Ball, J.W., Banas, J., & Bice, M.T. (2016). Understanding health care brokering among young and middle-aged adults. American Journal of Health Studies, 31(4) 190-198.

Banas, J.R. & York, C.S. (2014). The influence of preservice teachers’ TPACK and authentic learning exercises on intentions to integrate technology. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 30(6), 728-746.

Banas, J.R. (2014, December 11). Preservice teachers’ attitudes and beliefs towards different types of bullying and the likelihood they will intervene. Northwest Journal of Teacher Education. Retrieved from http://nwate.com/category/northwest-journal-of-teacher-education-online/ 

Victorson, D., Banas, J., Smith, J., Languido, L., Shen, E., Gutierrez, S., Cordero, E., & Flores, L. (2014, December). eSalud_Culturally Tailored Design and Implementation Considerations for eHealth Interventions with Latino Populations. American Journal of Public Health, 104(12), 2259-2265. 

Banas, J.R. & York, C.S. (2014). The impact of authentic learning exercises on preservice teachers’ motivational beliefs towards technology integration. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 10(3), 60-76.

Banas, J. R. (2014). The influence of collaborative, authentic learning exercises on preservice teachers’ self-efficacy and intentions to intervene into and prevent bullying in their future schools.American Journal of Health Education, 45(4), 239-248.

Banas, J. R. & Velez-Solic, A. M. (2012). Designing effective and efficient online instructor training and professional development. In L. Kyei-Blankson and S. Keengwe (Eds.) Learning by doing: Professional development in online learning environments. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Banas, J. R. & Brown, C. A. (2012). Web 2.0 visualization tools to stimulate generative learning. In D. Polly, K. Persichitte, & C. Mims (Eds.), Technology in teacher education. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Banas, J. R. (2011). Standardized, flexible design of electronic learning environments to enhance learning efficiency and effectiveness. In A. Kitchenham (Ed.) Blended and mobile learning across disciplines: models for implementation (pp. 66-86). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

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Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

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By appointment
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