Joleen M Nevers


Program Director for Regional Wellness


BS in Psychology with a minor in Health Education from Framingham State College
MAEd in Health Education from East Carolina University

Certifications or Special Training:
Certified Health Education Specialist
Certified Sexuality Educator
Certified Sexuality Educator Supervisor
Certified Sexologist
NASPA Peer Education Advisors Faculty
NASPA Peer Education Advisors Faculty Co-Coordinator
Certified Laughter Leader

Professional Interests:
Sexuality Education, Justice, Equity and Inclusion though a lens of decentering white, cisgender, ableist, and heteronormative culture, Peer Education, Peer Education Advising, Stress Management Skills, First Generation, Public Health, Ethics, Leadership and Mentoring

Professional Memberships:
American College Health Association (ACHA)
New England College Health Association (NECHA)
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapist (AASECT)
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
Eta Sigma Gamma National Health Education Honorary (ESG)
Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Honorary Society (ODK)
New England Health Educators Network (NEHEN)
Delta Omega, Beta Rho Chapter, Public Health Honor Society

Professional Awards:
Ollie B. Moten Award for Outstanding Service to One’s Institution, American College Health Association Meeting 2019 Denver, CO.
Outstanding Program for Rubberwear & Outstanding Peer Education Group to the UConn Sexperts The BACCHUS Initiative of NASPA 2014
Outstanding Dedication and Commitment to the Transgender Community from Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition 2014
The President’s Award from the New England College Health Association 2012
Inaugural Students First Award from the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Connecticut 2008

Selected Publications:
Eastman-Mueller, H.P., Oswalt, S.B., & Nevers, J.M. (2021) Sexual Diversity on College Campuses: Using the BDSM Framework to Discuss Consent. Journal of American College Health Association. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2021.1905649

Wagner, L.M., Eastman-Mueller, H.P., Oswalt, S.B. (corresponding author), & Nevers, J.M. (2017). Teaching Philosophies Guiding Sexuality Instruction in U.S. Colleges and Universities. Teaching in Higher Education. doi: 10.1080/13562517.2016.1213231

Nevers, J.M. & Eastman, H. P. (2015) Everyone’s Doing It, Right? Sexual Health and Decision-Making in College. In Anderson, D.S (Ed.), Wellness Issues for Higher Education: A Guide for Student Affairs and Higher Education Professionals. (1st ed.) New York, NY: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315778129

Oswalt, S.B., Wagner, L.M., Eastman-Mueller, H.P. & Nevers, J.M. (2015). Pedagogy and Content in Sexuality Education Courses in U.S. Colleges and Universities. Sex Education. 15(2), 172-187. doi: 10.1080/14681811.2014.991958

Language(s) spoken: English

Pronouns: she/hers

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