Health and Community Services

Diana Flannery, Ph.D.

Diana Flannery, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Health and Community Services at California State University, Chico. Dr. Flannery's research interests include sexual behavior among college students. Dr. Flannery has delivered presentations of her work both internationally and nationally and has published in peer-reviewed journals on tobacco, sexual health, and service learning related topics. She primarily teaches Environmental Health and Women’s Health. Dr. Flannery is involved with many different population groups and instructional methods, including service learning, feminist activism, K-12 education, environmental education, and social justice. For many years, her students have been engaged in fundraising and pesticide awareness programs to migrant farm workers and their families in Butte and Glenn Counties, and created educational materials for women's organizations and the local environmental health department. Moreover, Diana and her students are active participants in events like Take Back the Night and Diversion Excursion. Her teaching style and classroom environment is politically driven, socially conscious, student centered and empowerment driven. Dr. Flannery is a native of New Jersey and attended the Pennsylvania State University where she earned her Ph.D. in Health Education in 1991, and East Carolina University where she earned an MS in Environmental Health and a BS in School and Community Health Education. In her personal life, she enjoys spending time with her family, outdoor adventures, and mountain biking.