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Andrea Hope, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

Health and Physical Education
McAllan Hall 232
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Andrea Hope, Ed.D.

Dr. Andrea Hope (Andi) has her doctorate in Health Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interests include the impact of physical activity on girls’ and women’s health throughout the lifespan. She has published and presented in the areas of childhood obesity prevention, body image dissatisfaction and eating disorders among college-age women. She is currently involved in a project evaluating the impact of physical activity on breast cancer survivorship.

Andi has taught health courses for The American University, Columbia University and The College of New Jersey, and collaborated with faculty in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and the Food Policy Institute at Rutgers University.

Earlier in her career she developed, directed, and managed comprehensive health promotion programs for Sony Music Entertainment, NBC, The National Center for Health Fitness, The Army Materiel Command, and several other corporations including Johnson and Johnson, Campbell Soup Company and Chevron.


Ed.D., Columbia University

M.S., The American University

B.S., Montclair State University


Scholarly Articles


McGovern, J., Drewson Staci R. , Hope, A. & Konopack, J.  (2020) Gender Differences in a Youth Physical Activity Intervention: Movement Levels and Children’s Perceptions, American Journal of Health Education, DOI: 10.1080/19325037.2020.1712667

Skiba, M., O’Halloran, P., & Hope, A. (2019) The opaque glass ceiling: Five forces affecting the progress of professional female workers in the U.S. Journal of Business Diversity, 19(1), 53-65.

Hope, A. (2016). A survivor’s perspective on the power of exercise following a cancer diagnosis. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 20(6), S31-S32. DOI: 10.1188/16.CJON.S2.31-32

Hirschler, C., Hope, A., & Myers, J. (2015). College students’ perceptions of and experiences with human papillomavirus and herpes: Implications for college sexual health education. American Journal of Sexuality Education.

Hope, A. (2014). Bonding over body image: reaching across campus to change the conversation. American Nurse Today. 9:9, 60-61.

Hope, A., Hirschler, C. & Konopack, J. (2014). Perceptions of childhood obesity in parents of preschool-age children. Infant, Child and Adolescent Nutrition, 6:2, 94-97.

Hope, A. (2012). Increasing awareness about body image dissatisfaction and eating disorders through multimedia projects. Health Education Teaching Techniques, 2, 67-79.

Presentations/Invited Talks


Andrews, S. R., McGovern, J., Hope, A., & Konopack, J. F. (2016). School Health Guideline #4: Increasing physical activity in afterschool programs. To be presented at the 2016 American School Health Association Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Hope, A. & Hirschler, C. (2013). Human Papillomavirus and Herpes: A Qualitative Inquiry of College Students’ Perceptions and Experiences. Poster presented at the 34th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, California.

Hope, A. (2012). Linking Up to Change the Conversation: a University-Wide Awareness Program. Poster presented at the 37th National Wellness Conference, Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

Brown, H. & Hope, A. (2012). Private Parts and Public Spaces. Panel discussion and presentation at the 11th Global Understanding Convention at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ.

Hirschler, C., Hope, A., Troiano, M., Jannone, L., & Kelly, L. (2011). HPV and HSV: Students Share Lessons for Health Professionals. International Journal for Qualitative Methods 10(4). Institute for Qualitative Methodology’s 2011 Qualitative Health Research Committee, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Hirschler, C. A., Konopack, J.F., & Hope, A. (2011). Harnessing Online Videos, Podcasts, and Other Web 2.0 Tools in Health Promotion. Breakout session at the 21st Annual Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference, Colorado Springs, CO.

Hope, A. (2010). Using Podcasting to Enhance Teaching and Learning in the Classroom. Concurrent session presented at the American School Health Associations 84th Annual School Health Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Hope, A., & Konopack, J. F. (2010). Perceptions of Childhood Overweight in Parents of Preschool-Age Children. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Seattle, WA.

Hope, A. (1989). Future Trends in Health and Fitness. Breakout session presented at the Association for Fitness in Business Conference, Washington D.C.

Invited Talks

Hope, A. (2015) Nutrition Across the Lifespan. Monmouth University Physician’s Assistant Program, West Long Branch, NJ.

Hope, A. (2013). Issues and Trends in Adolescent Sexuality. Sponsored by the Metuchen Parent Teacher Organization, Metuchen, NJ.

Hope, A. (2011). Dangerous Health Trends Affecting Young Women in America. Presented to the American Medical Students Association, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry, Piscataway, NJ.

Hope, A. (2011). Body Image and Media Literacy. Presented to eighth grade students of Edgar Middle School, Metuchen, NJ as part of their health and wellness goals.

Hope, A. (2009-2010). Conversations About Nutrition: What you need to know about obesity and eating disorders. Sponsored by the Metuchen Parent Teacher Organization. Metuchen, NJ.

Hope, A. (2007). A Fascinating Conversation: Childhood Overweight and Obesity. Guest appearance and pod-cast interview on The Diva Cast. Atlanta, Georgia.

Professional Associations

Society for Behavioral Medicine