James Madison University
PHOTO: Maria Theresa Wessel

Dr. Maria Theresa Wessel

Public Health Education

  • Office: HBS 3088
  • Phone: 540-568-3955
  • Email: wesselmt@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    MSC 4301
    235 Martin Luther King Jr Way
    Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807


  • Ed.D., Health Education, University of Virginia
  • M.S. in Ed., Health and Physical Education, James Madison University
  • B.S., Health and Physical Education, James Madison University

Teaching Area

  • Public Health Education
  • Sexuality


  • Substance abuse
  • Behavioral determinants of health


  • Travel
  • Reading
  • Gardening
  • Textiles




  • How to declare a Health Sciences Major
  • Health Sciences has BLACKOUT dates of September 15th and February 15th. You must be declared by September 15th to add HTH courses in the following Spring semester and by February 15th for the following Fall semester. There are NO exceptions.
  • May 4-6
    Commencement Ceremonies

Welcome from Health Sciences

PHOTO: Herb AmatoHealth is one of the most important disciplines in today’s world. Given the current and future global demand for well trained and passionate health professionals, now is an ideal time to study in our department. We urge you to learn about our programs to see where your future ambitions fit. More >