Professor Emeritus, Health and Kinesiology
Office#: 235 Physical Education Activity Program Building
Mail Stop: 4245
Office Phone: (979) 845-4068
Other Title: Director, CADES
Primary Emphasis Area: Health Education
Short Bio
*Assistant Professor and Member of Graduate Faculty, Transportation and Safety Program, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida (1971-1976).
*Coordinator and Assistant Professor (1976-1979), Associate Professor (1979-84), Professor (1984-1991), Safety Education Program, Industrial Education Department, Texas A&M University.
*Coordinator and Professor, Safety Education Program, Department of Health and Kinesiology, College of Education, Texas A&M University (1991-present).
*Director, Center for Alcohol and Drug Education Studies, Texas A&M University (1997-present).
Area(s) of Emphasis
Health and Safety
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Barry, A.E., Misra, R., & Dennis, M. (2006). Assessing driving while intoxicated (DWI) offender characteristics and drinking problems utilizing the numerical drinking profile (NDP). Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 50(3), 66-79. *

2. Dennis, M.E., Palmer, J.H., Butler, G.B., & Ritzel, D. (2004). Responsible Driving. New York: McGraw-Hill.

3. Van Tassel, W.E., Donovan, K.M., Fredrickum, W.A., & Dennis, M.E. (2004). Self-assessments of driving skills: Can they be manipulated? The Chronicle of ADTSEA, 52(2), 3-4, 13.

4. Dennis, M.E. (2003). Is it an accident or is it a crash? The Chronicle of ADTSEA, 52(2), 4.

5. Dennis, M.E., Cowan, J.M. and Smith, L.F. (2002) A comparison of equal alcohol doses of beer and 101 proof whiskey on eleven test subjects. Journal of Alcohol and Testing Alliance 4:1.

6. Dennis, M.E., (2002) Alcohol and Driving: Problems and Research Findings. The Chronicle of ADTSEA, 50(3).

7. Dennis, M.E., (2002) Analysis of the Texas Drug and Alcohol Driving Awareness Program. Texas Journal of Alcohol and Traffic Safety, pp. 02-2.

8. Van Tassel, W.E. & Dennis, M.E. (2002). Beyond the norm with instructor perparation: Observational experience. The Chronicle of ADTSEA, 50(4), 3, 12.

9. Van Tassel, W.E. and Dennis M.E., (2002). Beyond the Norm with Instructor Presentation: Special Topics. The Chronicle of ADTSEA, 50(3). *

10. Dennis, M.E., (2002) Developing Texas Curriculum Techniques with In-service Training. The Chronicle of ADTSEA. 50, pg. 2.

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts
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Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
William VanTassel (Summer, 2003), Ph.D.

(2004). Distinguished Achievement Award.  Association of Former Students

(2001). Division of Health and Safety Research Award. 

(1995). Public Service Award.  Texas Alcohol and Traffic safety Education

(1992). Service Award.  Lone Star State Service Award for Youth Alcohol Education Program

(1988). Teaching.  AFS

(1987). President Honor Award.  Texas Alcohol and Traffic Safety Education Association

(1985). Fellow.  American Academy of Safety Education

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