Biography

B.S., Health Education and Promotion, East Carolina University
M.A., Wellness, Chatham University
Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)
Certified Health and Wellness Coach through Real Balance, LLC (CHWC)
Tobacco Treatment Specialist

Shawnté Elbert joined the Division of Student Affairs in August 2015. As the director of the Office of Health and Wellness Promotion, she is responsible for leading a team of extraordinary staff and students in providing holistic programs and services to our campus community. She currently serves as an associate faculty member for the Fairbanks School of Public Health and the School of Liberal Arts.

Elbert received her Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES®) status in April 2016, her CHES® certification in 2007, and her Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) certification in 2012, and has been trained as a certified health and wellness coach. At East Carolina University Student Health Services, she held the health educator position for more than five years. While at East Carolina, Elbert also served as the assistant director of Greek life for 10 months for the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and the Multicultural Greek Council.

After East Carolina, Elbert was employed at UNC Charlotte Center for Wellness Promotion, where she was the health educator for alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and general health. She has served as an adjunct instructor at ECU, UNC Charlotte, Central Piedmont Community College, Kaplan University, and the University of Phoenix.

Additionally, Elbert has more than 12 years of health education and promotion experience. Over the years, she has worked as a health educator for traditional and non-traditional students and university employees. She has developed programs, events, and health/wellness coaching for a diverse group of students and employees, successfully utilizing best practices and evidence-informed initiatives to ensure a comprehensive and holistic approach to well-being. Elbert also provides HR trainings for employees within the Indiana University system. She is currently completing her doctoral dissertation from St. Thomas University in educational leadership and management. She has received personal honors from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., ECU 2016 40 under 40 Leadership Award, and the 2017 APHA ATOD Section’s College-Based Leadership Award.