Rhonda K. Lewis, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Psychology and Department Chair
Rhonda K. Lewis, Ph.D., MPH. is professor and chair of the psychology department at Wichita State University. She is a member of the Society for Community Research and Action and the Association of Black Psychology. She is a Service-Learning Faculty Fellow at WSU. She serves as an Action Editor for the Journal of Community Psychology and as an Editorial consultant for the Journal of Black Psychology. She uses behavioral and community research methodologies to promote health among adolescents and reduce health disparities. Dr. Lewis has over 20 years of experience in community organizing, program development and evaluation. She has over 60+ publications and 100 presentations at regional, national, and international conferences. Currently, Dr. Lewis has nine doctoral students. Her research interests are mental health, disparities in health, educational inequities, substance abuse, adolescent pregnancy, and youth violence. She also has expertise in community coalitions, evaluation, preventive interventions, ecological perspective, and public health.
Chelsea Redger-Marquardt, M.S.
Associate Director of Student Involvement
Chelsea Redger-Marquardt is the Associate Director of Student Involvement. Currently, she coordinates the university service-learning efforts in collaboration with Dr. Rhonda Lewis. She teaches service-learning courses in the Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College in connect with the university Alternative Breaks program. She will complete her Doctorate in Educational Leadership in the College of Applied Studies at Wichita State University in May 2019. Her research interest included service-learning in immersive service, student identity construction and sensemaking through service-learning participation, and examining dominant and unfamiliar narratives related to privilege and social cause service based focuses.
Chelsea received her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Sociology from Emporia State University and her Masters of Science in College Student Affairs from St. Cloud State University.
Michelle Wallace, MPAS, PA-C
Physician Assistant, Associate Clinical Professor
Helping and healing are at the foundation of the physician assistant profession. During my career I have been afforded the opportunity to care for many patients and help to improve their lives. I have spent the last 12 years practicing in Emergency Medicine. In 2012, I was privileged to add to this the role of PA educator. I am in my 7th year of teaching at Wichita State University in the Department of Physician Assistant. I teach clinical medicine courses in Preventive Medicine, Behavioral Medicine, Endocrinology, and Neurology. I am also part of a team that teaches Experiential Learning which includes service learning, research, professionalism, and interprofessional curriculum.
Educational Background: Bachelor of Science in Biology from Kansas State University in 2001, Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant from Wichita State University in 2005, Master of Physician Assistant Studies from A.T. Still University in 2014.
Eveline Ndii Kalomo, Ph.D., MSW, MICW
Dr. Kalomo was a lecturer for seven at the University of Namibia, Department of Social Work. She joined Wichita State University in fall 2014. Dr. Kalomo’s research focuses on the understanding the social, mental and physical well-being of older adult caregivers raising AIDS orphans in southern Africa. Her research interests include HIV/AIDS, kinship care, population aging, gerontology, adolescents and women living with HIV. Outside of her work duties, Dr. Kalomo loves spending time with family and watching her boys play football. Faith, family, friends are very important to her.
Dr. Eveline Kalomo received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Namibia, and a Master degree in International Child Welfare from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. She completed her second Masters in Social Work and her Doctoral Degree from the University of Minnesota, School of Social Work.
Wonyoung Kim, Ph.D
Dr. Wonyoung Kim is Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Department
of Sport Management. His expertise is in the sport marketing and business analytics
in sport industry and earned Ph.D. in Administration and Teaching at the University
of Southern Mississippi. He has been actively involved in service-learning activities
and community engagement programs throughout undergraduate and graduate courses that
he has been teaching. For example, his classes have partnered with local, national,
and international sport/recreation organizations to conduct research-based service-learning
projects and provide professional services for community sporting events and organizations.
Director of Student and Community Initiatives and Senior Marketing Lecturer
Dorothy Harpool, Director of Student and Community Initiatives and Senior Marketing Lecturer at Wichita State University's Barton School of Business, received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Mt. Mercy College and her Master of Business Administration from Wichita State University. She has taught undergraduate courses in the areas of Marketing Principles, Consumer Behavior, and Design Thinking. Ms. Harpool is a two-time winner of the Barton School of Business Teaching Award and a two time recipient of the Wichita State University Excellence in Teaching Award. In addition to her teaching and administrative roles at Wichita State, Dotty is also a management development trainer and marketing research consultant, assisting businesses in their development of marketing and human resource programs. She is a frequent speaker and trainer on such topics as employee attitudes, business communication skills, employee motivation, emotional intelligence and marketing techniques. Dotty was named the 2013 Wichita American Marketing Association Marketer of the Year.
Amy K. Chesser, Ph.D., M.A.
Dr. Chesser is an associate professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Wichita State University. She has taught in Aging Studies for several years. She teaches courses in aging including AGE 525/825 (Death and Dying), AGE798 (Interprofessional Perspectives on Aging), AGE 517 (Health Communication and Aging) and various graduate courses in aging studies. Dr. Chesser served as an Online Faculty Fellows Mentor for the 2017-2018 cohort.
Her primary research interests are health communication, health literacy, and older adults. She has designed, implemented, and evaluated programs to promote healthier populations through health communication campaigns, and created risk communication training and exercises. She is currently interested in how health communication, knowledge and attitudes of students in the health professions affect public health issues including the underserved populations.
Dr. Chesser is a native Kansan. She enjoys multiple hobbies and spending time working in the community.
Lori Santos, Ph.D
Associate Professor and Program Director
Dr. Lori Santos is Associate Professor and Program Director of Art Education at Wichita State University. Her career spans over 25 years of service in schools and museums across Kansas, Texas, Arizona, New York, Nebraska, and Utah. She received her PhD in art education from the University of North Texas, with a specialization in Native American art history. As an art educator she examines contemporary applications of culturally and socially inclusive philosophies of art education in curriculum and instruction; as an artist, she explores the complexity of identity through cultural discourses related to environment, community, and self. Dr. Santos’s recent publications address the application of culturally relevant art education curriculum using Native American art and culture. She was recently honored as a 2018 School of Art Leader by the National Art Education Association.
Dr. Santos states “I challenge my preservice students to explore contemporary applications of cultural and social philosophies of art education. Building curriculum that is inclusive, creative, and empowering is essential to contemporary art education. My students experience the social power of art through service learning and community engagement. We explore art as a creative expression that lies at the core of the human experience and provides an essential path for connecting through common ground and celebrating difference cross-culturally.”