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academic director , health education educator

H. Joseph Ranker, American health education educator, academic director. Certified teacher, Connecticut. Named Outstanding Young Man of America, United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1975; recipient Professional Service award Connecticut Association for Health, Physical education and Recreation, 1977, Distinguished Achievement award Educational Press of the United States, 1973, 74, 76, 77, 79.


Ranker, H. Joseph was born on December 2, 1943 in Cumberland, Maryland, United States. Son of Harry Everett and Anastasia (Waitekunas) Ranker.


Bachelor of Science, Frostburg State University, 1966. Master of Education, Temple University, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, Pacific Western University, 1991.


Professor, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1967-1969;professor, U. Connecticut, Storrs, 1969-1971;professor, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, since 1971. Editor-in-chief Connecticut Journal Health, Physical Edition and Recreation, 1971-1979.


  • Certified teacher, Connecticut.


Board directors American Heart Association, Connecticut, 1992. Trainer American Red Cross, 1992. Member Speaker Bureau for Drug Free Youths, Connecticut, 1992.

Member Alliance for Health (Eastern district award in health education 1977), American Association of University Professors, American Dietetic Association, American School Health Association, National Association Prevention Professionals and Advocates, Inc.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: skiing, mountain climbing, traveling, writing, exercising.


Married Rachael R. Ranker, June 8, 1968 (divorced December 1979). 1 child, Kristina R.

Harry Everett Ranker

Anastasia (Waitekunas) Ranker

Rachael R. Ranker

Kristina R. Ranker