Professor of Kinesiology
Department of Teacher Education and Kinesiology
Doctor of Philosophy, Physical Education, Texas Woman’s University
Master of Education, Kinesiology, Stephen F. Austin State University
Bachelor of Science, Physical Education, Trinity University
TEACHING AND RESEARCH
Teaching and Research Interests & Areas of Specialization:
Teaching Philosophy: My teaching methods are based on the assumption that the student should receive the knowledge through several sensory modalities and that learning is more permanent when students “do” as well as “listen.” Therefore, I am an advocate for Active Learning Strategies.
Additional Interests: Girls and Women in Sport, Motor Skill Acquisition, Outdoor Education, Childhood Obesity, Adult Fitness, Digital Photography, Electronic Portfolios, Geocaching, Employee Wellness
Activities and Achievements:
Philosophy of Professional Development: I am committed to life-long learning. Staying current with new knowledge is essential for any teacher. However, a prerequisite to teaching at a small college is the ability and willingness to teach a variety of courses. An effective professor must develop not only a depth of knowledge but also a breadth of knowledge. As a result, I often challenge myself to learn new skills in an effort to improve my versatility as a teacher.
Certifications: Texas Lifetime Teaching Certificate in Physical Education and Biology, Certified Texas Parks and Wildlife Angler Instructor, Certified Texas Bicycle Coalition SuperCollege Bicycle Safety Instructor.
Community and Professional Service:
Service Philosophy: Along with the privilege to receive advanced educational degrees comes the responsibility to contribute back to society. One of the most important ways I have contributed back to society is by making Huston-Tillotson University a stronger institution for higher learning.
Select Examples of Committee Service: SACS Leadership Committee, Tenure and Promotion Committee, Assessment and Evaluation Committee, Environmental Health and Safety Committee, Teacher Education Committee, Faculty Athletic Committee, Faculty Evaluation Committee
Courses Taught at HT:
Theory and Methods of Teaching Physical Education
Developmentally Appropriate Activities
Human Performance Internship
Adapted Physical Education
Essential Elements of Secondary School Physical Education
Essential Elements of Elementary School Physical Education
History and Principles of Physical Education
Academic Advising Area: