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)


Scholarly Interests:
Selected Recent Publications
  • Obasi, S & Hill, T. (in press). Heterogamy, Race. In C, Shehan (Ed.). The Encyclopedia of Family Studies. Walden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Obasi, S., Hill, T. L. (in press). By Design: Using comics to teach ecological systems theory. Family Science Review.
Selected Recent Conferences
  • Hill, T. & Obasi, S. (2015). Research Association of Minority Professors' 34th Annual Conference, "With this ring...Heterogamy, Social Status and Educational Achievement. "Washington, D.C.
  • Roche, C., Leite-Trambly, O., Obasi, S. & Hill, T. (2015). University of Nebraska Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium. "Technology in Teaching: A Case Study of Quality Assessment for On Line Program Delivery". Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 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. E. (Author), Leite-Trembly, O. (Author & Presenter), Obasi, S. (Author & Presenter), Hill, T. L. (Author & Presenter). 2015 Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium, "Technology in Teaching: A Case Study for Quality Assessment for On Line Program Delivery," University of Nebraska Online Worldwide, Lincoln, NE. (May 14, 2015).
  • Obasi, S. (Author & Presenter), Hill, T. L. (Author). Comics in Medicine and Education, "By Design - Using Comics to Teach Family Theory and Policy," UNK OSP, UNK. (April 10, 2015).
  • Obasi, S. (Author & Presenter), Trewin, J. (Author). Mountain Plains Management Association Conference, "Tax policy and organ donation," Kearney, NE. (2012).


  • Faculty Development Committee, College of Business and Technology, UNK
  • 1st year Advisory Board, UNK
  • Institutional Review Board, Catholic Health Initiatives