Articles by Anna Zendell

Anna Zendell
Anna Zendell is a social worker by training. She is currently a Senior Faculty Program Director for the School of Graduate Studies, overseeing the Master of Science in Health Sciences degree program. She also teaches regularly for the school. Her areas of interest are developing innovative teaching strategies for our adult learners, particularly working professionals, and supporting family caregivers of older adults and people with disabilities. She is active in her local community on issues of elder care and food insecurity. In her personal life, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, hiking and all things to do with nature.
creating at at home study space

Are you now taking your classes at home? Many of us are now sharing space at home with multiple family members, from spouses to children who are out of school, to perhaps even parents. As you transition to online classes, it is important to have a dedicated space for your studies. What should that space …

brain and science behind addition

With the opioid addiction crisis, there has been much media and social media attention on addiction and the impacts on the person, their loved ones, and communities. With increased publicity can often come a resurgence of misinformation. This article can help you learn what addiction is and what it is not. What Is Addiction? The …

By Anna Zendell, Faculty Program Director You might have chosen the health science field because you like working with people and want to make a difference. So why is a health sciences degree important? Here are several reasons: Health sciences degrees are extremely versatile. You can work in clinical care, management, health education, information management, …