Department Chair and Assistant Professor
Bradley Hall 17
Ph.D., Health Education, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
M.S., Family and Consumer Sciences: Dietetics, Eastern Illinois University
B.S., Chemistry, Illinois State University
Dr. Drake is a registered dietitian (RD) and certified health education specialist (CHES). She joined the department in 2013 and is the coordinator for the Public Health Education program.
Dr. Drake teaches community wellness and dietetics courses including School Health Promotion, Community Program Planning, and Evaluation and Research Methods.
Dr. Drake’s research interests include worksite wellness, community program planning and evaluation, Health At Every Size® and non-dieting approaches to health, and scholarship of teaching and learning.
Dr. Drake serves on the University Senate, Health Professions Advisory Board, and is the faculty adviser for Bradley’s local chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma, a national health education honorary.