Sally Conklin - NIU - College of Health & Human Sciences

About the College

Sally Conklin

Sally Conklin

Title: Professor
Division: Nursing & Health Studies
Unit: Health Education
Office Location: Wirtz Hall 239
Office Phone: (815) 753-0525
Office Fax: (815) 753-5406
Emailsconklin@niu.edu







Courses Taught

  • AHPH 411/PHHE 406-506  Sexuality Education

Education

Ph.D., Educational Leadership, Health and Human Sexuality Education
University of Pennsylvania, 1996 
Graduate School of Education 

M.A., Theology, concentration in Ethics
United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, 1994

M.A., Guidance and Counseling
College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, 1971

B.S., Home Economics Education/Family Studies and Child Development concentration
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, 1966

Research Interests

  • Advocacy for comprehensive sexuality education
  • Youth asset development
  • Cultural competence and social justice regarding diversity and sexual orientation
  • Professional sexuality education of clergy, teachers, and counselors.

Selected Publications

Conklin, S.C. (2010). Chapter 7: Contraception in Greenberg, J.S., Bruess, C.E., & Conklin, S.C. Exploring the Dimensions of Human Sexuality, 4th Edition. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Conklin, S.C. (2010). Chapter 11: Sexuality in Childhood and Adolescence in Greenberg, J.S., Bruess, C.E., & Conklin, S.C. Exploring the Dimensions of Human Sexuality, 4th Edition. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Conklin, S.C. (2007). Sex education in Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Conklin, S. C., Parham, E., Robison, J. (November 2005). Rethinking weight/health strategies: Impact of a convincing guest lecturer. Journal of Nutrition and Behavior, 37S (2)S101-102. 

Conklin, S. C., & Goodson, P. (2004). Update on sexuality education for clergy in theological schools and seminaries. In R. T. Francoeur (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Sexuality, 2nd Edition. New York: Continuum. 

Carger, C. L., Conklin, S, & Falk-Ross, F. (2002). Literature for life: Teaching health literacy with picture books and novels. Book Links Connecting Books, Libraries and Classrooms, 12(2) 46-53. 

Conklin, S. C. (2001). Seminary sexuality education survey: Current efforts, perceived need and readiness in accredited Christian institutions. Journal of Sex Education and Therapy, 26(4), 301-309.