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Chris A Hirschler, PhD, MCHES

Department Chair

Associate Professor

PhD, Cleveland State University

MA, SUNY College at Brockport

BS, Excelsior College

Office: McAllan Hall, Room 330

Phone: 732-571-4494


CV URL: Chris Hirschler's CV

Fall 2016 Office Hours:
Tuesday 9 am to 11 am
For appointments: Please email three dates/times and I will confirm.

Regularly Taught Courses:

Animals: Life, Death, Kindness, and Sin (First Year Seminar)

Health in Developing Countries (HE 375)

Guatemala Public Health (HE 376)

Adventure Education in Costa Rica (PE 398)

Substance Use and Abuse (HE 160)

Methods of Teaching Health Education (ED 378/578)

Professional Seminar (HE 485)


Since 1999, Dr. Hirschler has taught over 160 college courses. He teaches two faculty directed international travel courses: Guatemala Public Health and Adventure Education in Costa Rica. Dr. Hirschler was Monmouth University's Faculty Director of Study Abroad (2011-2016), the Department Advising Coordinator (DAC) for the Health and PE department (2012-2016), and a United Nations DPI/NGO Monmouth University representative (2010-2016). He is a 2016-2017 Service Learning Faculty Fellow and Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES).

"Animals" First Year Seminar, 2015


Guatemala Public Health, 2016


Adventure Education in Costa Rica, 2016


Selected Works:

Scholarly Articles:

Popular Press:

Presentations/Invited Talks:

  • 2016, First Year Seminar Faculty Address Campus Sexual Assault, 35th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience.
  • 2015, Effective Methods for Delivering Wellness Education. National Wellness Conference.
  • 2015, Hirschler, C., Hutchinson, C., Rajagopal, R., & Kartoshkina, Y.: Faculty-led service learning: Optimizing student and host community members' experience. NAFSA Conference.
  • 2014, Hirschler, C., Espiritu, K., & Troy, S. Best Practices for Developing and Supporting Faculty-Directed Programs. NAFSA Conference.
  • 2014, Creating a world of wellness: Becoming "solutionnaries" through global education and service learning. National Wellness Conference.
  • 2014, Optimizing the 8 dimensions of wellness through plant-based nutrition, National Wellness Conference.
  • 2013, Securing wellness-related employment. National Wellness Conference.
  • 2013, Raised on a vegetarian or vegan diet: Parents' and adult children's perspectives. Qualitative Health Research Conference.
  • 2012, Creating YouTube videos that promote wellness., National Wellness Conference.
  • 2012, Required student-professor meetings for student presentations, West Long Branch, NJ. SENCER Regional Conference.
  • 2011, Hirschler, C. & Jannone. L., HPV and HSV: Students Share Lessons for Health Professionals. Vancouver, Canada. Qualitative Health Research Conference.
  • 2011, Promoting wellness in developing countries. National Wellness Conference.
  • 2011, Become a filmmaker: Creating and promoting effective advising videos. Denver, CO. The National Academic Advising Association Annual Conference.
  • 2011, Poster, Design of a Course in Sustainable Food Production for Non-Science Majors at Monmouth University. Kucharczyk, R., Daneshgar, P., Hirschler, C. A., MacDonald, T., & Duckett, C. Poster. Indianapolis, IN. SENCER Summer Institute.
  • 2011, Hirschler, C., & Konopack, J. F. Understanding Risk and Return on Investment. Colorado Springs, CO. Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference.
  • 2011, Hirschler, C., Konopack, J. F., & Hope, A. Harnessing Online Videos, Podcasts, and Other Web 2.0 Tools in Health Promotion. Colorado Springs, CO. Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference.
  • 2010, Oral Presentation, Vegan diets: Social challenges, spiritual benefits, and environmental implications. Geneva, Switzerland. International Union for Health Promotion and Education Conference.
  • 2010, Hirschler, C., & Konopack, J. F., & Beric, B. Electronic poster, Conceptualizing the future of global nutrition and physical activity promotion. Geneva, Switzerland. International Union for Health Promotion and Education Conference.