College of Business, Health, and Human Services
Professor of Health Education and Promotion
Dr. Amar Kanekar is a professor of health education and promotion in the school of counseling, human performance and rehabilitation. Kanekar has provided numerous contributions to UA Little Rock and beyond.
In the school of counseling, human performance and rehabilitation, Kanekar has served as graduate coordinator the M.S. in health education and promotion and as interim undergraduate coordinator for the B.S. in health education and promotion and the B.S. in K-12 health, human performance and physical education. He has also served on several school committees such as the assessment committees, the recruitment and retention committee, and as chair of the faculty promotion committee just to name a few. At the university level, he has served on the committee on race and ethnicity, faculty appeals council, the online campus advisory board, and the committee on tenure.
Kanekar also serves outside the university community. He serves as a scientific reviewer for several journals including the Journal of Health Education Teaching, Health Education & Behavior, and Health Promotion and Practice. Kanekar has also served as a board member for the American Journal of Public Health, the Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education and as an Ethics Committee member for the Society of Public Health Education.
Kanekar received a Ph.D. in health promotion and education from the University of Cincinnati, a M.P.H in public health education from Western Kentucky University, and M.B and B.S. from Mumbai University.