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Nicole J. Hunka, Ph.D.

Nicole J. Hunka, Ph.D.

Title: Professor of Instruction
Dept/Program: School of Social Work
Phone: 330-972-6837
Email: njh7@uakron.edu
Curriculum Vitae: Download in PDF format


Biography

Dr. Nicole Hunka has been teaching at the University of Akron for over 15 years and became a full-time faculty member in 2014. She earned a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology and obtained additional clinical training in the area of Health Psychology. Dr. Hunka has over 13 years of clinical experience providing diagnostic and counseling interventions, as well as comprehensive psychological testing and assessment. She is passionate about raising awareness pertaining to chronic systemic inflammation, lifestyle and behavioral factors that contribute to inflammation, and its link to the development and amelioration of chronic diseases. Dr. Hunka maintains an active license as a professional counselor. She is also a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

  • Health psychology
  • Chronic systemic inflammation and disease
  • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • End of life issues
  • College student success

RECENT PRESENATIONS

  • Hunka, N. (November, 2019). Chronic Inflammation and Integrated Behavior & Health. Presented at The Michigan Health Psychology Symposium. Howell, MI.
  • Hunka, N. (February, 2017). Facilitating College Student Success: Theoretical Integration for an Academic Goal-Setting Intervention. Presented at the NEXT Conference. Akron, Ohio.


Education

  • Ph.D. The University of Akron, Counseling Psychology
  • M.A. West Virginia University, Community Counseling
  • B.S. Slippery Rock University, Psychology

Courses

  • Human Relations
  • Death & Dying
  • Death & Dying for Healthcare Professionals
  • Integrated Human Behavior & Health


University of Akron

Contact us

Department of Applied General and Technical Studies

Phone: 330-972-7702
Fax: 330-972-7785

Polsky Building 131
225 South Main Street
Akron, OH 44325-6105


Sukanya Kemp
Interim Department Chair
Professor of Social Science
Phone: 330-972-8351


Joy LiCause
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 330-972-7702
Fax: 330-972-7785