HPE Faculty Present at NAKHE

Health and Physical Education faculty members, Drs. Bob Beaudet, Resa Chandler, Amy Stringer, Gayle Wells, and Tom Watterson, presented at the annual meeting for the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE), in Savannah GA from January 9-12, 2019.

VonDohlen Publishes Article


Dr. Heidi Von Dohlen, faculty member in the Department of Human Services, has published an article in the International Journal of Teacher Leadership, titled, “Teachers’ Self-Reported Leadership Behaviors in Formal and Informal Situations.” Read the whole article here: https://www.cpp.edu/~ceis/education/international-journal-teacher-leadership/documents/teachers-self-reported-leadership-behaviors.pdf

Bobilya Selected as Affiliate Faculty


Dr. Andrew Bobilya was recently selected to serve as an Affiliate Faculty Member in the Kurt Hahn Consortium for Values and Experiential Education at Penn State University. The Consortium is a central hub to connect research, practice and policy with a focus on all aspects of Hahn’s legacy organizations. It is  comprised of leaders from around the world with a unique expertise in working, researching and thinking about Hahn’s legacy organizations. Dr. Bobilya has focused his research efforts in part on outcomes related to participation in Outward Bound programming which Hahn founded in 1941.

Rush Selected to Participate in WCU’s Leadership Program

Charmion Rush

Charmion Rush, assistant professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, has been selected to participate in WCU’s Women’s Leadership in Action Program. The program is an intensive, yearlong experience in which participants develop and implement a personal leadership plan, work with a mentor to refine leadership skills and attend an immersive professional development conference.

Grube, Lowell, and Stringer Publish Article

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Dr. Dan Grube, Sarah Lowell, and Dr. Amy Stringer published a journal article entitled Effective Classroom Management: Strategies for Beginning Teachers in the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. The article was featured as an open access article in the Society for Health and Physical Educators October Et Cetera newsletter.

Blair Publishes Book Chapter


Dr. Ellie Blair, faculty member in the School of Teaching and Learning, has published the chapter, “Transformative Teacher Leadership is Inclusive Education: A Cross-Cultural Consideration of Teachers’ Work in Jamaica and The United States” in the book, Responding to Learner Diversity and Learning Difficulties, D. Conrad and S. Blackman (Editors),in the series, Caribbean Discourse in Inclusive Education, Volume II.  The book provides critical reflections and recommendations on the way educational communities respond to student diversity and learning difficulties.