Health Sciences & Social Work

Joanna Graham, M.Ed.



Stipes 221
Phone: 309/298-1076

M.Ed., The Pennsylvania State University

Teaching Interests: Drug Use/Abuse,Sexually transmitted diseases, women's health, human sexuality, school health.

Biographical Sketch: Joanna E. Graham M.Ed is an Instructor in the Department of Health Sciences. She earned her B.S. in Elementary Education and a M.Ed in Health Education from the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA.  Mrs. Graham has been teaching at Western Illinois University since 1998. Her professional interests include Human Sexuality, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Contraceptive Methods and Pregnancy/Reproduction. She also enjoys teaching the School Health courses to future PE/Health educators with an emphasis on teaching methods.

Mrs. Graham is a strong advocate for visually impaired and blind children. She has spoken at several local and national events, organized a local support group for parents of visually impaired children and is a Rapid Responder for the National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation. She is currently working on several projects involving assistive technology and the visually impaired student. She is also Past President of the Macomb Lions Club, Past President of the local PTO and currently serves with several service and volunteer agencies with the local school, church and Macomb community.

Mrs. Graham was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and returns to visit often. She is married to Dr. Ralph Graham (KIN) and they have two sons. She enjoys watching her sons play sports and enjoys spending time traveling with her family.