Sally Kuykendall, Ph.D.

Professor of Health Services
Phone: (610) 660-1530
Fax: (610) 660 3359

Dr. Sally Kuykendall (pronounced KIRK ken Dahl) holds a BSc (Hons) in chemistry, MS in health education and PhD in health studies. Her area of expertise is youth and family violence prevention. Kuykendall is active in university, college, department and community service. She currently serves on Saint Joseph's University Institutional Review Board, the Institute of Catholic Bioethics, and Health Services Department Learning Objective Assessment. In the past, she served as a member of SJU's Academic Integrity Council, the Ad Hoc Committee on Institutional Student Learning Outcomes, Native American Experience Service Immersion Program, Gompers Community Playground Build, Back Bay Mission, and SJU's summer scholars program. From 2011-2015, Kuykendall served as Chair of the Health Services Department during which time the Health Services programs grew 127% and expanded to offer eight undergraduate and graduate programs.


Kuykendall, S. (2012). Bullying: Health and Medical Issues Today, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO Greenwood Press.

Kuykendall, S. (2013). Measuring the impact of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program: An evaluation study. SAGE Cases in Methodology.

Perdew, L. (2014) Bullying. S. Kuykendall (ed). Abdo publishing: Minneapolis, MN.


JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS (* co-author is a community partner)

Black, S., (1997). Dream Interpretation, The Nursing Spectrum, 6, 24.

Black, S., Davis, M.B.*, & Dempsey, S.H.* (2010). Practitioner Recommended Practices for Children Exposed to Domestic Violence. Health Promotion Practice, 11 (6), 900-907.

Black, S., & Hausman, A. (2008). Adolescents’ Views of Guns in a High-Violence Community. Journal of Adolescent Research. 23 (5), 592-610.

Black, S., Hausman, A., Dempsey, S.H.*, Davis, M.B.*, & Robbins, S.* (Spring 2009). From childhood exposure to domestic violence victimization: Female intergenerational transmission of domestic violence. Family Violence Prevention & Health Practice E-journal available at: 

Black, S. & Jackson, E.* (2007) Using bullying incident density to evaluate the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. School Psychology International Journal, 28, 623-638.

Black, S.A., & Matthews, G. P. (1989). Colorimetric and gas chromatographic determination of total fluoride in toothpastes containing ionic and covalent fluoride, Analytical Proceedings, 26, 67-69.

Black, S., & Washington, E.* (2008). Evaluation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in Nine Urban Schools: Effective Practices and Next Steps, Educational Research Service Spectrum, 26 (4), 7-19.

Black, S., Washington, E.*, Trent, V.* Harner. P.* & Pollock, E. (2010). Translating the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program into real world practice. Health Promotion Practice, 11(5), 733-740.

Black, S., Weinles, D.* & Jackson, E.* (2010). Victim strategies to stop bullying. Youth Violence & Juvenile Justice, 8(2), 138-147.

Grants and Awards

Family Safe Zone funded by Barra Foundation, Children's Trust Fund, and Saint Christopher's Foundation

Evaluation of the National Health Corps funded by Americorps

Evaluation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program funded by Center for Safe Schools, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) and PA Department of Education

Healthy Lessons for Urban Youth a non-competing grant funded by the Centers for Disease Control


Workplace bullying, adverse childhood experiences, trauma