Cynthia Akagi, PhD

Full Professor, School of Education

Cynthia Akagi photo


Area of Expertise:

  • K-12 Health Education  
  • Community Health
  • Adolescent Health
  • Human Sexuality


  • Ph.D., Kansas State University
  • M.S., Kansas State University
  • B.A., Fort Hays State University


Marital and relationship ministry in congregations of denominational and ethnic diversity

Selected Publications:

  • “Sexuality and HIV Education, Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of Young Adults,” American Journal of Sexuality Education (2008)
  • “Effects of an Online Binge Drinking Intervention for College Students,” American Journal of Health Studies (2008)
  • “What? You Tube for Health Education,” American Journal of Health Education (2008)
  • Dear Michael, Sexuality Education for Boys Ages 11-17 (Gylantic Publishing, 1996)
  • Dear Larissa, Sexuality Education for Girls Ages 11-17 (Gylantic Publishing, 1994)

Selected Professional Experience:

  • Associate Dean, School of Allied Health, Grantham University
  • Assistant Professor, School of Education, Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences Department, University of Kansas at Lawrence