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Qualifications—Professional Career Highlights

Over 40 years of experience in education from teaching middle and high school students in Illinois to
teaching graduate students at Texas Woman’s University.

Career Highlights


  • Retired, TWU Director of Academic Assessment & Associate Professor of Kinesiology Emerita

​Educational Degrees

  • 1997 – Ph.D. Educational Research & Policy Analysis - NCSU, Raleigh, NC

  • 1987 – MS Physical Education (Curriculum & Instruction Emphasis) – University of Illinois at Chicago

  • 1977 – BS Physical Education – George Williams College, Downers Grove, IL

Public School Teaching

  • Middle School Physical Education & Coaching – 4 years

  • High School Physical Education & Coaching – 4 years

  • Held K-12 Certification in Physical Education in Illinois and North Carolina

College/University – 22 years in PETE & 10 years in Higher Education Administration

  • University of Illinois at Chicago – Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)

  • East Carolina University – PETE, Graduate Director of Pedagogy

  • Elmhurst College – PETE

  • Texas Woman’s University – PETE, Higher Education Administration

​Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • Undergraduate level courses: teaching methods (pedagogy) courses, student teacher supervision, and student teacher seminars

  • Graduate-level courses: pedagogy, teaching & learning styles, observation & analysis of teaching; developmental supervision; doctoral teaching & research seminars


  • Teacher professional development via portfolios, NBPTS mock teaching portfolios, observation & analysis of teaching behaviors & physical activity in physical education, beginning teachers, program design and evaluation

  • Books, written scholarship on research, grants, scholarly and practitioner articles and presentations (national, state, college/university, and community)

​Selected Administrative Roles

  • Director, Academic Assessment at TWU Denton, Dallas, and Houston Campuses – Degree Program Student Learning Outcomes Assessment (planning, implementing, actions for improvement, trend analyses over time by university, department, degree program)

  • Director/Coordinator of Undergraduate & Graduate PETE/Pedagogy Degree Programs

  • NCATE Accreditation – Accreditation of Colleges/Schools of Education Board of Examiners

  • Chair, Review and Audit Committees - NASPE/NCATE Initial PETE Program Accreditation

  • Revision of NASPE/NCATE Beginning Teacher Standards, Committee Member

​Selected Service Roles

  • Member, Association for Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE) Convention Planning Committee

  • Texas Association for Higher Education Assessment (TxAHEA) Conference Planning Committee Chair of Proposals & Submissions

  • National Association for Sport & Physical Education Board Member

  • NASPE/NCATE National Trainer, PETE Program Evaluation & Accreditation for Colleges/Universities Program Directors

  • NASPE/NCATE National Trainer of Reviewers for PETE Program Evaluation & Accreditation

  • Chair, National Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Conference

  • Member, Council of Teacher Education (ECU, Elmhurst College, & TWU)

  • NC Teaching Fellows Advisory Board (ECU)

​Honors & Awards

  • 2003:  NCAAHPERD Physical Education Association Presidential Citation, North Carolina Association for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance

  • 2002:  NCAAHPERD College/University Physical Education Teacher of the Year, North Carolina Association for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance

  • 2002:  East Carolina University 2002-2003 Scholar-Teacher Award - School of Health & Human Performance, East Carolina University

  • 2001:  East Carolina University 2001-2002 Declared Major Outstanding Advisor Award, East Carolina University

  • 1998:  Finalist: Silver Circle Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Illinois at Chicago.   One of four finalists

  • 1997:  Who's Who in the South and Southwest

  • 1992, 1994, & 1996: Who’s Who in American Education

  • 1987:  HPERD Alumni Association Graduation Award - College of Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Chicago

  • 1977:  Outstanding Senior Scholar Award in Physical Education, George Williams College


ECU – East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL

TWU – Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX

UIC – University of Illinois at Chicago

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