Eric Teske, MA, MS

Eric Teske

Assistant Director of Substance Abuse Prevention
Office of Health and Wellness Promotion, IUPUI
Campus Center, Suite 350
420 University Blvd Indianapolis, IN 46202

Phone: (317) 274-4745
Fax: (317) 278-9904

MA, College Student Personnel, Bowling Green State University
MS, Sport Behavior and Performance, Miami University
BS, Health and Sports Studies, Miami University

Theoretical Orientation: 
Eric takes a risk reduction / harms reduction approach to alcohol and other drug education and prevention. While abstinence is the lowest-risk option, any action to reduce the intensity, duration, or frequency of harmful behaviors is a step in the right direction. Behavior change is a cyclical process that involves contemplation, preparation, action, evaluation, and maintenance. Throughout this process, individuals make decisions and adapt in the context of their physical and social environments.

Professional Interests:
Eric has experience mentoring student groups, administering campus surveys, facilitating presentations and workshops, and planning large alcohol-alternative events. He is interested in substance use among at-risk populations, institutional assessment, and student development. He comes from a campus recreation and health promotion background.