Highlights of C.V.
Ruth C(lifford) Engs
Professor, Applied Health Science, 615 Poplars, 400 E. 7th St, Indiana University, Bloomington, In 47405
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Over my career, I have explored hypotheses concerning the determinants of behavior, and have investigated the history of cycles of prohibition, eugenics, and other social/health movements with moral overtones - Clean Living crusades. In my first twenty years, I primarily used quantitative sociological and applied research methods to examine behaviors in the area of drinking patterns, addictive behaviors, sexuality, women's health, among other health issues. The examination of these contemporary problems led me to an interest in the etiology of attitudes and behaviors from a broader historical and cultural prospective.
Consequently, about fifteen years ago, I began qualitative research and data collection to explore the history of drinking within the cultural context of Western Europe and North America. This line of study evolved into the exploration of other health related issues and health reform crusades, such as Prohibition and Eugenics, and their reformers during the Progressive Era - a period of massive changes in regards to heath issues within the American culture. My current investigation of Upton Sinclair as a health crusader is an extension of this research. My research studies over the past 35 years have been published as books and peer reviewed articles. I have made over 300 research and other presentations, published over 150 articles, and 11 books.
College or University Attended Field of Study Degree University of Tennessee Community health Education Ed.D. U. of Oregon Counseling Psychology and Health Education M.S. & M.A Merritt College Nursing R.N. University of Vermont Liberal Arts B.A.
SELECTED PUBLISHED BOOKS (5 authored, 2 co-authored, 4 edited )
UNSEEN UPTON SINCLAIR: Nine Unpublished Short Stories, Essays and Other Works. (Editor/Author) McFarland and Co.: Jefferson, NC, 2009.
CONVERSATIONS IN THE ABBEY: Senior Monks of Saint Meinrad Reflect on their Lives . Saint Meinrad Archabbey,: St. Meinrad, IN, 2008.
THE EUGENICS MOVEMENT: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA . Greenwood Publishing Group: Westport Ct, 2005. Book Award: College & Research Libraries Selected Reference Works, 2005-2006
THE PROGRESSIVE ERA's HEALTH REFORM MOVEMENT: A HISTORICAL DICTIONARY. Greenwood Publishing Group: Westport Ct, 2003.
CLEAN LIVING MOVEMENTS:AMERICAN CYCLES OF HEALTH REFORM Praeger: Westport Ct, 2000, 2001 (PAPERBACK).
CONTROVERSIES IN THE ADDICTION FIELD (Editor), Kendal-Hunt: Dubuque, Iowa, 1990
WOMEN: ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS (Editor), Kendal-Hunt, 1989; Wipf and Stock Publishers, Eugene, Or, 2006
ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS: SELF RESPONSIBILITY, Tichenor Press: Bloomington, IN, 1987.
SAMPLES OF ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS (about 200 total)
Samples of Historical Intrepretations of Health Reform Movements and their Reformers
"Fisher, Irving," "Stoddard, Cora Frances., " "Scientific Temperance Federation," and other entries In. Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History: An International Encyclopedia, 2 Vol. Editors, Jack S Blocker; David M. Fahey; Ian R. Tyrrell. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2003.
"Cycles of social reform:Is the current anti-alcohol movement cresting?" Journal Studies on alcohol. 58(2):223-224, 1997.
"Do traditional western European drinking practices have origins in antiquity ? " Addiction Research, 2(3) December, 1995, 227-239, 1995.
"Resurgence of a New Clean Living Movement," Journal of School Health, April, 61(4): 155-189. 1991.
Samples of Determinates of Behavior Studies
"Mass hysteria or toxic fumes? A case study for university administrators. NASPA Journal. 33(3):192-201, 1996 (co-authors: R. McKaig, B. Jacobs).
"Gender differences in drinking patterns and problems among college students," Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 35(2): 1990. (Co-author: D. J. Hanson)
"Reactance theory: A test with collegiate drinking," Psychological Reports: 64:1083-1086, 1989. (Co-author: D. J. Hanson)
Samples of Longitudinal Trend Studies
"Boozing and brawling on campus: A national study of violent problems associated with drinking over the past decade", Journal of Criminal Justice, 22(2): 171-180, 1994. (Co-author D.J. Hanson)
"College Student Drinking Problems: A National Study 1982 - 1991, Psychological Reports 71:39-42, 1992. (co-author D. Hanson)
"University Students' Drinking Patterns and Problems: Examining the Effects of Raising the Drinking Age," Public Health Reports. 103(6):667-673, 1988 (co-author David Hanson).
Samples of Cross Cultural Studies
"The effect of religion and religiosity on drug use among a selected sample of post secondary students in Scotland," Addiction Research, 7(2):149-170, 1999 (co-author: Kenneth Mullen)
"Correlates of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use among Scottish post-secondary helping profession students." Journal Studies on Alcohol, Spring , 58(4):435-444, 1997 (co-author: E.Teijlingen)
"The drinking patterns of American and Polish Students: A Cross National Study", Drug and Alcohol Dependance, 27:167-175, 1991 (Co-authors D. Hanson, J. Slawinska)
Samples of Other Research realted to Alcohol and Drinking Patterns Areas
"The assoication of alcohol consumption with self-reported illness in university students." Psychological Reports. 76:727-736,1995 (Co-author M. Aldo-Benson).
"Family Background of Alcohol Abuse: An Unexpected Finding," Journal of Studies Alcohol, 51(6): 542-547, 1990.
"Women, alcohol, and health:A drink a day keeps the heart attack away" Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 9:217-220, 1996.
"Drug abuse hysteria:The challege of keeping perspecitive:, Journal of School Health, 58(8):26-28, 1988. (Co-author. S. Fors)
SAMPLES OF PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Director: BOOZE AND YOUS Alcohol Education Program. Developed an education program at Indiana University for residential halls which included lectures, values clarification and film, 1974-1977. Producer: BOOZE AND YOUS film, Indiana University, 1975.
SAMPLES OF WORKSHOPS AND OTHER PRESENTATIONS (over 200)
"Lucy Page Gaston: Forgotten anti-smoking crusader," AAHPER, Orlando, FL, April, 2000.
"Has the American Clean living (anti-alcohol) movement crested?" Paper presented: Kettil Bruun Alcohol Epidemiology Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 1996
"Using magic for HIV prevention education", Jefferson County Health Department Louisville, KY, July 1994.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ON NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
National Association of Prevention Professionals, (NAPPA), Louisville, KY, 1988 to 1992.
Alcohol and Drug Problems Association (ADPA), Washington, DC, 1983-1988.
CONSULTING: Consultant to business, academic, community and other organizations for curriculum development and research design in the area of alcohol and other addictive behavior education and prevention.
AWARDS: College & Research Libraries Selected Reference Works, 2005-2006 for The Eugenics Movement;
Robert G. Kirk, Distinguished Doctoral Alumni Award, University of Tennessee, 1997; Distinguished HPER Researcher Award, IU, 2002
RECREATION and HOBBIES: Instrument rated pilot; hobby farmer; drives Model A Fords with husband.
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