Nancy De Korp, Ed.D.

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Department: Health, Physical Education and School Counseling (HPSC)
Rank, Program:
Assistant Professor, Health Education and Program Director and Advisor for Community Health Education

Contact info:             
: [email protected]                                                         
: 518.244.2496
Education 306

Degree Information:

  • Ed.D., M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University, Health Education
    • Dissertation: Activities for Improving the Risk-taking Attitudes of 15-16 year old Pre-drivers
  • B.S., SUNY Plattsburgh, Home Economics/Health Education

Professional Education Certifications:

  • Health Education K-12
  • Home Economics (Family and Consumer Sciences) K-12
  • Elementary Education N-6

Courses Taught:

  • HED 542  Chemical Dependence Education and Prevention
  • HED 564  Health Education Methods
  • HED 640  Issues in Community Health
  • HED 652  Community Health Education Practicum
  • NCR 317  Health Education Standards Workshop
  • Concepts in Personal Health

Research Interest:

  • CDC's Coordinated School Health
  • Skills-based approach in health education
  • Mind-body connection for lasting health and well-being


  • (Sage) SGS-CC member (2004-2007, Chair 2006-07, 2010 to present)
  • (Sage) Middle States team member (2008-10)
  • (Sage) Past SoE LiveText e-Portfolio administrator (2004-10)
  • Northeastern NYS Public Health Association Past President and member
  • NYSAHPERD, member
  • NYS Department of Health: Tobacco Free Coalitions- serving as active member for Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington Counties
  • Consultant to school districts for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Coordinated School Health Model, and at-risk health behaviors of youth
  • Consultant to local health organizations and agencies
  • Provider of health education trainings, workshops in Capital District


  • Because of the CHE internship requirement, the CHE program has created among many community based organizations a strong mutually respectful relationship with To Life! breast cancer support and educational organization in Delmar, NY; Community Cradle, a new or young moms and infant support and educational organization in Albany, NY;  Boys & Girls Clubs in Troy, and Schenectady.
  • The CHE director serves as a member (former Chair) on the So. Adirondack Tobacco Free Coalition and (former College Chair) Capital District Tobacco Free Coalition developing a strong relationship with these two NYS Department of Health funded coalitions. 
  • Other organizations having worked with CHE program include Lansingburgh, Albany, and Schenectady Girls & Boys Clubs, Seton Health Tobacco Control program, American Cancer Society, and the NYS Public Health Association.


  • Rehabbing my old farmhouse and woodworking
  • Vegetable gardening and harvesting
  • Kayaking, biking, working out, walking