Michael P. McNeil

Michael McNeil joined Columbia Health in 2006. Prior to joining Columbia, Michael led the health promotion office and was an adjunct faculty member at two other universities. He has been involved with a number of professional organizations including the American College Health Association, NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, The BACCHUS Network, and the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.

Michael holds a B.A. in Sociology, an M.S. in Health Education, and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership. Michael spent the first 12 years of his life living outside the United States. To date he has lived in six countries on four continents. When not working, Michael is an avid traveler (50+ countries on all seven continents and all 50 states), a consumer of good coffee, a commercial aviation enthusiast, and (very) amateur stand-up comedian.


  • Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University
  • M.S., Florida State University
  • B.A., University of Central Florida

Certifications and Licensure:

  • Certified Health Education Specialist
  • Treating Nicotine Dependence, Mayo Clinic
  • HIV Pre/Post Test Counseling
  • Pharmacology, Florida School of Addiction Studies
  • Conflict Resolution, Florida School of Addiction Studies

Professional Experience:

  • Temple University
  • American College Health Association
  • Florida Department of Health

Published Articles:

  • I said no to drugs, but the drugs wouldn't listen, in R. Chapman (ed.) Collegiate drug use: A new look at an old issue (pp. 93-104). Rowan, NJ: Rowan University. 2008
  • Linking Health to Academic Success and Retention, Student Health Spectrum. 2007
  • Creating Partnerships on Campus to Facilitate Practical Experiences, College Quarterly. 2006
  • Predatory Drugs: An Update," Safe Spring Break Programming Manual. 2006
  • "Student Leadership in Tobacco Cessation, Great American Smoke Out Programming Manual. 2004
  • Predatory Drugs-Don't Let Your Guard Down, The Peer Educator. 1998

Awards and Honors:

  • Creating a Tobacco Free Generation Leadership Award (2008)
  • BACCHUS Network 2005 Outstanding Alumnus
  • BACCHUS Network 2004 Advisor of the Year


  • American College Health Association
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
  • National Commission for Health Education Credentialing
  • The BACCHUS Network