Christopher   M.  Ledingham

Associate Dean  

Office: BBRHB 2.117
Phone: (956) 882-5756
Email: christopher.ledingham@utrgv.edu

Dr. Christopher M. Ledingham

Dr. Ledingham studies health program effectiveness and the impact of Coordinated School Health Programs on child and adolescent health.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Health Program Evaluation
    • Child Obesity
    • Coordinated School Health
  • Education

    • PhD, Health Education, Texas A&M University - College Station, 2006
    • MPH, Public Health, New Mexico State University, 2004
    • BCH, Community Health, New Mexico State University, 2001
  • Currently Teaching

    KINE 5315 01 - Action Research in H.H.P:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Janet Martinez and Christopher Ledingham. "Language, access issues and other common issues and pitfalls in distance education," Proceedings of the National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies and The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley International Research Conference Monograph . July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2016.

  • Christopher Ledingham, C Barroso, D Freeberg, and S Kelder. "The Role of the Screen Time on Family Cohesiveness in Mexican American Families with Tweens (children 9-14 years old) along the Texas-Mexico Border," (2015).

  • Christopher Ledingham, P Conaster, and E James. "Early intervention developmental screening assessment," 27, no. 3 (2013).

  • Christopher Ledingham and Zelma Mata. NCATE/NASPE Specialized Program Area Program Review-Response to Conditions. September 2013.

  • Christopher Ledingham. "Substance use, abuse and chemical dependency.," Substance use, abuse and chemical dependency. In Malamud Ozer (Ed), A student guide to health: Understanding the facts, trends, and challenges. Volume four: alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2012: 39-83.

  • Christopher Ledingham and P Conaster. 6 Ways to Weave Health Education Concepts in to Physical Education. PELINKS4U Promoting Active & Healthy Lifestyles, February 2012.

  • Christopher Ledingham, J Walton, and M Cruz. "A Sense of Place: A Summary of the History of the Department of Health and Human Performance at UTB/TSC ," 2011.

  • Christopher Ledingham and Zelma Mata. "NCATE/NASPE Specialized Program Area Program Review," 2011.

  • Christopher Ledingham and P Conaster. Obesity and the Adapted Physical Education Environment . PELINKS4U Promoting Active & Healthy Lifestyles, 12, no. 2 February 2011.

  • Christopher Ledingham and P Conaster. Tips for Disease Prevention in Physical Education. PELINKS4U Promoting Active & Healthy Lifestyles, 12, no. 2 March 2010.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Christopher Ledingham. Center for Health Disparities Research in South Texas , National Institutes of Health, $2,000,000.00 ( )



Selected Presentations


  • Janet Martinez, Christopher Ledingham, Catherine Faver, and Patricia Buhidar. "Humane Education for Undeserved and At Risk Children: Maximizing Resources through Academic-Community Partnerships," Association of Professional Humane Educators Conference 2018, APHE, Orlando, Fl (March 2018)

  • Janet Martinez and Christopher Ledingham. "RedRover Reader Program Implementation," Conference on Academic Research in Education, Las Vegas, NV (January 2017)

  • Janet Martinez and Christopher Ledingham. "Common Issues and Pitfalls in Distance Education," Critical Questions in Education Conference, San Antonio, TX (March 2016)

  • Janet Martinez and Christopher Ledingham. "Language, Access Issues and Other Common Pitfalls in Distance Education," International Research Conference of the National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies, NAHLS, South Padre Island, TX (October 2015)

  • Janet Martinez and Christopher Ledingham. "Overcoming Common Issues and Pitfalls in Distance Education," UTPA Learning Fusion; Synergy in Online Education Conference, Edinburg, TX (March 2015)

  • Christopher Ledingham and Z Mata. "Creating a Culture of Assessment through the Accreditation Process," Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Galveston, Tx (December 2014)

  • Christopher Ledingham and Z Mata. "Healthy Partnership: Classroom to Community in Health and Human Performance," Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Dallas, TX (December 2014)

  • Christopher Ledingham and L Olsen. "Maximizing success potential in submitting an abstract to the SHES Section of APHA," American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA (November 2014)

  • Christopher Ledingham, K Wilson, and E McNeill. "Analysis Tools for Schools: Understanding the SHI, HECAT and PECAT," Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Dallas, TX (December 2013)

  • Christopher Ledingham, K Wilson, and E McNeill. "Assesing Your Health Curriculum: HECAT," Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Dallas, TX (December 2013)

Current Courses

KINE 5315 01 - Action Research in H.H.P:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses