Leslie Spencer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Coordinator, Health Promotion/Fitness Management
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Winner of the AWHP 2000 Best Undergraduate Program in Health Promotion Award

Department of
Health and Exercise Science

Rowan University
201 Mullica Hill Rd.
Glassboro, NJ 08028

phone: (856) 256.4500 ext. 3761
fax: (856) 256.5613

About Dr. Leslie Spencer
Dr. Leslie Spencer has been a faculty member in the Health and Exercise Science Department at Rowan University since 1995. With a Ph.D. in Health Education from Temple University and a M.A. in Health Promotion and Wellness Management from Springfield College, Dr. Spencer has focused her career on the development and delivery of health promotion programs in business and community settings. She is the founder and coordinator of the Health Promotion and Fitness Management undergraduate degree specialization within the Health and Exercise Department at Rowan University.

Dr. Spencer currently serves on the Board of Directors for Health Promotion Advocates, Inc. , a volunteer-driven, non-profit professional group with a mission to build health promotion into the nation’s agenda through the political process. A founding member of the organization which began in 2000, she currently coordinates the grassroots advocacy and collaboration development committees for Health Promotion Advocates.

Dr. Spencer is an associate editor of the Database Section for the American Journal of Health Promotion. She is also a reviewer for the American Journal of Health Promotion and American Journal of Health Education.

What does she love most about her work? First, she loves the chance to work with college students in helping them figure out what they want to do with their lives. She enjoys getting to know her students and finds it very rewarding to see them discover their talents and a vision for their lives. Second, she enjoys learning and studying. The study of health behavior, or why people do what they do regarding their health, is fascinating to her. This is where she focuses most of her research. Third, she believes that health promotion is vitally important to the quality of life people enjoy both individually and as part of a community. She finds it gratifying to do work that does something good for society.

Dr. Spencer is married to Stuart Spencer, a Presybterian minister, and has two sons, Sam and Miles. Her faith as a Christian is central to who she is and guides all that she does. Her family loves to read, play outdoors, visit museums and historic sites, listen to music, and dine in ethnic restaurants.