FLORENCE, S.C. – James Ron Faulkenberry, dean of the Francis Marion University School of Education, has been named the 2005 Health Education Professional of the Year by the South Carolina Association for the Advancement of Health Education (SCAAHE).
A native of Kershaw, Faulkenberry has been a professor of health education at FMU since 1974. He was named dean of the FMU School of Education in 2003. He was one of the founding members who worked to create the SCAAHE in 1972.
Faulkenberry “has taught numerous health education courses and gained the reputation as a skillful and motivating teacher,” according to the SCAAHE citation. “He has also provided numerous consultation services to school districts and community health organizations in South Carolina.”
During Faulkenberry’s two-year tenure as dean, the School of Education has secured nearly $1.8 million in external dollars. Nearly half of those funds have been used to develop and implement the FMU Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty.
Faulkenberry, a native of Kershaw, earned the B.S. degree in health and physical education, the M.A.T. degree in health education, and the Ed.D. degree in health education from the University of South Carolina.
His professional affiliations include membership in the American School Health Association, the South Carolina Association for Health Education, and the South Carolina Alliance for Health, Education, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
He has served on and chaired countless professional and university committees, given numerous regional and national scholarly presentations, and authored many scholarly publications.
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