Department of Public Health Education

Muhsin Michael Orsini, EdD
AP Assistant Professor

Muhsin Michael Orsini
Department of Public Health Education
School of Health and Human Sciences
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
437 HHP Building
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
(336) 334-3244 (office)
(336) 334-3238 (fax)

Curriculum Vitae
Education and Training

I have acquired experience learning and teaching in a variety of contexts involving diverse subjects, settings, and populations. Prior to earning an academic degree I served honorably as a Chaplain Assistant in administrative and leadership positions of progressive responsibility with the 82nd Airborne Division and 18th Airborne Corps of the US Army. During five years of military service I completed numerous vocational and leadership courses, participated in Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada, West Indies), and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. After that I earned a B.S. in Psychology from Campbell University in 1990 and then worked as an Information Specialist at the National STD Hotline operated by the American Social Health Association in Research Triangle Park, NC. After that I earned a MS in Teaching from the New School for Social Research in 1994 and then worked for five years as a teacher of social studies and mathematics at Person High School in Roxboro, NC. After that I earned an EdD in Curriculum and Instruction from UNC Chapel Hill in 2004 and then worked for four years as an Evaluation Specialist at the School of Education. I began teaching at UNC Greensboro in 2004.

Research Interests

My research interests are focused on program evaluation, curriculum, instruction, and teacher education. I have served as principal investigator or evaluation consultant for grants awarded from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, US Department of Education, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and various non-profit organizations. In addition to numerous technical and research reports, I have authored several articles relating to program evaluation and health education. Additionally, I serve as Director of Evaluation for Prevention Strategies, an affiliate corporation of UNC Greensboro that conducts educational research and develops evidence-based health education programs for schools and universities.

Current Studies

Recently I have contributed efforts to several collaborative research and evaluation projects including:

  • Evaluation of My Playbook: An online drug prevention program for college athletes.
  • Evaluation of Just Push Play: A physical activity program for elementary school students, faculty, and staff.
  • Rockingham County Community Health Task Force.
  • Evaluation of Coalition for Health and Wellness: A healthy lifestyles and diabetes education program.
  • Adolescent Pregnancy in Guilford County.
  • Evaluation of HOPSports: A multi-media physical education training program for schools.
  • Evaluation of HAC Policy Training: A professional development program for teachers.

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