Andrea S. Salis, Ph.D., C.H.E.S.

Andrea S. Salis, Ph.D., C.H.E.S.
Title: Andrea S. Salis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Office: RFK 216C
Telephone: (718) 281-5146
E-mail: asalis@qcc.cuny.edu 

Education:

  • CUNY GRADUATE CENTER, New York, NY (2004 – 2010)
    Ph.D. Educational Psychology - Learning, Development and Instruction

  • CUNY LEHMAN COLLGE, Bronx, NY (1999 – 2002)
    M.A. Health Education and Promotion
    Scholars Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Education and Promotion

  • UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER, Rochester, NY (1994 – 1998)
    B.A. Health and Society
    Distinctions in Health and Society

  • HEBREW UNIVERSITY, Jerusalem, Israel (1997 – 1998)
    Hebrew Language Learning Program, Communal Living and Study Abroad

Courses:

  • HE 101 Introduction to Health Education Independent Study
  • HE 102 Health, Behavior and Society WI, LC, ASAP, PNET
  • HE 107 Mental Health: Understanding Your Behavior, WI, PNET
  • HE 108 Health and Physical Fitness WI, Service Learning
  • HE 111 Stress Management WI
  • PE 530 Yoga
  • PE 541 Aerobic Exercise, LC
  • College Now: Health & Wellness
  • Continuing Education: PEX 256 Group Fitness Instructor Training

Publications:

  • The Effectiveness of Learning Communities on Students’ Knowledge Acquisition and Perceived Self-Efficacy (2013). NERA Conference Proceedings Paper 17.
  • Proactive and Reactive Effects of Vigorous Exercise on Learning and Vocabulary Comprehension (2013) Journal of Perceptual & Motor Skills: Motor Skills & Ergonomics, 116, 3, 918-928.
  • Assessing Diverse Students’ Vocabulary Comprehension through Context Construction (2012). NERA Conference Proceedings Paper 16.

Presentations

  • “Get Active, Be Healthy”, a Learning Community to Improve Students’ Academic Performance and Self-Efficacy at 25th Greater New York Conference on Behavioral Research, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY, Oct. 27, 2013
  • The Effectiveness of Learning Communities on Students’ Knowledge Acquisition and Perceived Self-Efficacy at Northeastern Educational Research Association Conference NERA  in Connecticut, Oct. 23, 2013
  • Teaching Analytical Writing and Self-Regulation Within the Disciplines at New Vistas: WAC/WID Intersections in the 21st Century Fourth Biennial International Conference, Nov. 17, 2012
  • Assessing Diverse Community College Students’ Vocabulary Comprehension Through Context Construction at Northeastern Educational Research Association Conference NERA  in CT, Oct. 17, 2012
  • The Role of Motivation in Health Education at the American Alliance for Health Education AAHE/AAHPERD Convention in Boston, Mar. 17, 2012
  • The Effects of Cardiovascular Exercise on Student Recall and Comprehension at the National Educational Research Association Conference NERA in Connecticut, Oct. 19, 2011
  • Cardiovascular Exercise, Learning and Academic Performance, National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Symposium, CUNY Graduate Center, May 21, 2010
  • Key Note Presenter, Cardiovascular Exercise, Learning and Academic Performance, League ofInnovations, Baltimore, Maryland, Mar. 29, 2010
  •  The Effects of Instructor Feedback on Student Goal Setting and Self-Monitoring Skills, CUNY General Education Conference, Queens College, Flushing, NY, May 4, 2007

Grants Awarded

  • Learning & Leadership Grants Program - National Education Association 2013 – 14
  • Analytical Writing in the Community College Classroom: An Interdisciplinary Study of the Effectiveness of Self-Regulated - Pedagogical Research Challenge Award, QCC-CUNY 2012 – 13
  • The Effectiveness of Learning Communities on Students’ Knowledge Acquisition and Perceived Self-Efficacy, PSC-CUNY 2011 - 2012
  • Pedagogical Research Award, The Effects of Physical Activity on Student Recall, QCC-CETL 2008
  • Take Action: Healthy People, Places and Practices in Communities, Office of Public Health and Science of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, 2007
  • 3-A-Day of Dairy Nutrition Education to Promote Dairy Consumption to Adolescents, NDC 2007

Academic and Professional Honors

  • CUNY Chancellor’s Award, Fall 2013
  • Selected Chair and Discussant in Techniques for Improving Student Learning for National Educational Research Association Conference NERA  in Connecticut, October 17 – 19, 2012
  • Nominee, The Feliks Gross Endowment Award for Research in Social and Natural Sciences, Spring 2012, CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences
  • The William Stewart Travel Award for National & International Conferences Spring 2012, CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences
  • Nominee, the Margaret Paulding Lecturer Award, Fall 2011, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

Research Interests

  • Health Behavior
  • Cognition and Exercise
  • Education, Motivation and Self-Regulation
  • Experiential Learning

Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts Center

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.