Dr. Sharon Obasi

Assistant Professor

Office: WSTC 153W   |    Phone: (308) 865-8225   |    Email: obasis2@unk.edu

Dr. Sharon Obasi



Ph. D. - Neuroscience, University of Western Ontario
Hons. B.A. - Psychology (summa cum laude), McMaster University


Lifespan Development
Research Methods and Design
Human Sexual Behavior
Family and Social Policy


National Council of Family Relations (NCFR)
Academy Health
American Naming Society


Selected Recent Publications
  • Frederick H., Mohammed, C., & Obasi, S. (in press). Family Life Education in the Caribbean Islands - Barbados, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago. In Mihaela Robila & Alan Thomas (Ed.), Global Perspectives on Family Life Education. Springer.
  • Obasi, S & Hill, T. (2016). Heterogamy, Race. In Constance Shehan (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Family Studies (pp. 1032-1036). Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Obasi, S. (2016). Naming Patterns in Rural South Central Nebraska. Names: A Journal of Onomastics, 64(3), 158-165. dx.doi.org/10.1080/00277738.2016.1197644
  • Obasi, S., Hill, T. L. (2015). By Design: Using comics to teach ecological systems theory. Family Science Review, 20(3), 87-96.
Selected Recent Presentations
  • Obasi, S. (Author & Presenter). Linguistic Society of America/American Naming Society, "Namesaking and Family Relationships," American Naming Society, Austin, TX. (January 6, 2017).
  • Keoymysay, T. (Author), Obasi, S. (Author & Presenter), & Hill, T. L. (Author & Presenter). Annual Conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), "Home Visitation in Rural Nebraska: Serving Families and Children with Special Needs," NAEYC, Los Angeles, CA. (November 5, 2016).
  • Obasi, S. (Author & Presenter), Keomysay, T. (Author), Leite Tramblay, O. (Author), Hill, T. L. (Author & Presenter). Nebraska Head Start Association, "Building Quality Hand in Hand." (November 6, 2015).
  • Roche, C., Leite-Trambly, O. (Author & Presenter), Obasi, S. (Author & Presenter), & Hill, T. (Author & Presenter) University of Nebraska Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium. "Technology in Teaching: A Case Study of Quality Assessment for On Line Program Delivery". Lincoln, NE (May 14, 2015)
  • Obasi, S. (Author & Presenter), Hill, T. L. (Author). Comics in Medicine and Education Symposium, "By Design - Using Comics to Teach Family Theory and Policy," UNK OSP, Kearney, NE. (April 10, 2015


  • Dean's Advisory Council
  • First Years Advisory Board
  • National Institutional Review Board, Catholic Health Initiatives