Dr. Sharon Obasi

Director and Associate Professor

Office: WSTC 248W   |    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
Courses Taught
  • Lifespan Development
  • Research Methods and Design
  • Human Sexual Behavior
  • Family and Social Policy
Professional Memberships
  • National Council of Family Relations (NCFR)
  • Academy Health
  • American Naming Society

Research and Presentations

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