Alisa James (email@example.com) is a professor in physical education and former program coordinator in the Physical Education Teacher Education program at The College at Brockport, State University of New York. She is also the Associate Dean of the School of Education, Health and Human Services at The College at Brockport, State University of New York.
Carly Wright is Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at SHAPE America.
Catherine Cardina (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an associate professor in the Department of Health, Nutrition, and Dietetics at Buffalo State, State University of New York. She is a New York State certified teacher in physical education and health education. Her area of expertise is in professional development.
Charity Bryan is director of Technology Enhanced Learning and clinical associate professor of Health Promotion and Physical Education at Kennesaw State University. She is known for her expertise in both children’s physical activity and online learning using new and blended learning models. Charity is an active scholar in the areas of physical education pedagogy as well as distance learning and has published 21 national peer-reviewed manuscripts.
For 13 years, Christine Botti has been teaching health and physical education at Friends Academy in Locust Valley, NY. She is co-coordinator of the health education curriculum and has taught both health and physical education in the Lower, Middle and Upper School. She also coaches field hockey, softball and cheerleading. She can be reached at email@example.com
Collin Webster, Ph.D., is a professor of physical education and associate dean for research and innovation in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. His research focuses on comprehensive school physical activity programs with emphasis on classroom movement integration. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dan DeJager is a university lecturer, curriculum writer and teacher in Sacramento, CA. He has taught diverse groups of students in a variety of settings. In 2019, he was named SHAPE America National High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year. He can be contacted through Twitter @thepechallenge or by email at email@example.com.
Darla Castelli is a professor in the Physical Education Teacher Education and Health Behavior Health Education programs at the University of Texas, Austin. She is a former Research Council Chair and current chair of the RQES Editorial Board.
A former member of the SHAPE America Board of Directors, Dennis Docheff has been an elementary classroom teacher, taught numerous subjects in middle school and high school, and taught physical education at five universities. He received SHAPE America’s Joy of Effort Award and the University of Central Missouri’s Byler Distinguished Faculty Award in 2018.
Dillon Landi is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Towson University in Maryland, where he specializes in research on health, physical activity, and education. Dillon was previously a faculty member at The University of Auckland (New Zealand). Prior to entering academia, Dillon was a health and physical education teacher and school district administrator in New Jersey. He can be reached via email or on Twitter @DillonLandi.
Donn Tobin is the 2019 SHAPE America National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year. He is entering his 23rd year as a K-5 physical education teacher at Lakeview Elementary School in Mahopac, NY. Donn also serves as an adjunct professor at Manhattanville College and will begin serving on the NYS AHPERD Board of Directors. You can follow him on Twitter @donntobin.
Erika Mundt has taught physical education at Iowa City West High School for eight years. Her specialty is incorporating fitness skills into PE courses, specifically strength training. Erika is an assistant basketball coach and enjoys being active with her young sons. In 2018 she was named SHAPE America National High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year. You can follow her on Twitter @MundtPE and find additional resources on her website.
Graeme J. Connolly is an associate professor and graduate program director in the Department of Kinesiology at Augusta University, Augusta, GA. He has been involved in coaching youth soccer for more than 20 years and is an active scholar in the area of sports coaching pedagogy, particularly in youth and high school contexts (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Hans van der Mars is a professor in physical education and program coordinator in the Physical Education Teacher Education program at Arizona State University. He is a former SHAPE America Board of Directors member, Research Council Chair, and RQES Editorial Board member.
Jackie Conkle is the editor of Physical Best and a health education teacher at Peters Township Middle School in McMurray, PA. She also serves as the health & physical education facilitator for the K-8 staff and is a longtime member of both SHAPE America and PSAHPERD. Helping young people develop a love of movement and make healthy personal choices are her highest professional goals. She can be reached at email@example.com.
SHAPE America President Jamie Sparks is the National School Health Program Manager for ETR. A member of SHAPE America since 1999, he was elected member-at-large for the Southern District Leadership Council in 2017. Nationally he also served on the board of directors with the American School Health Association and has been a member of The Society of State Leaders for Health and Physical Education. Jamie is currently executive director of the Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. @JamieSparksCSH
Jayne D. Greenberg, Ed.D., is presently a program manager for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services overseeing the I Can Do It! program. Previously, she served as the district director of physical education and health literacy for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. In 2019, she co-authored the textbook Organization and Administration of Physical Education: Theory and Practice and was inducted into the SHAPE America Hall of Fame.
President of SHAPE America from 2018-2019.
Kelly M. Boyd is an associate professor at East Stroudsburg University and chair of the SHAPE America Health Education Teacher Preparation Standards Task Force. She co-parented the 2018 National Standards for Initial Health Education Teacher Education with Irene Cucina, Mary C. Connolly, Joe Halowich, Sarah Benes, Shelley Hamill, and Brett Fuller. Kelly is also the co-author with Irene Cucina of Guidelines for the 2018 Initial Health Education Teacher Education Standards.
Kristi Bieri is a physical education teacher at Odessa Upper Elementary School in Odessa, MO, and the Missouri AHPERD Special Projects Coordinator.
Lauren J. Lieberman is a distinguished service professor in the Kinesiology Department of The College at Brockport, State University of New York (SUNY). She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Adapted Physical Education and co-directs the Institute on Movement Studies for Individuals with Visual Impairments (IMSVI) at The College at Brockport. She is also the founder and director of Camp Abilities, an educational sports camp for children with visual impairments.
Leah Swedberg is a health and physical education teacher at West Fargo High School in North Dakota. She has taught for 11 years at the secondary level and was named the 2019 Central District Health Education Teacher of the Year. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lisa Rahkola is an instructor in the Physical Education Teacher Education Program at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Prior to working in higher education, she taught elementary physical education in Hutchinson, MN. Lisa serves on the MNSHAPE Board of Directors. Contact her on Twitter @pauls640 or via email at email@example.com.
Lori Gano-Overway is an associate professor and coaching program coordinator at Bridgewater College. She has been involved in coaching education for more than 20 years and chaired SHAPE America’s National Standards for Sport Coaches Revision Task Force which revised the National Standards for Sport Coaches.
Lynn Pantuosco-Hensch, DPE, is an associate professor in the Movement Science Department at Westfield State University. She is an active member of SHAPE America and MAHPERD, as well as a licensed soccer coach with the United Soccer Coaches Association. Her current research is on long-term athletic development, youth sport specialization, and active classrooms. Lynn can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or https://www.lynnpantuosco-hensch.com. (She thanks Paula Leahy Welch for the editorial support.)
Michael J. Messerole, Ph.D., is an associate professor and the assistant director of the School of Health and Kinesiology at the University of Nebraska Omaha. He has been a physical educator for 32 years. Michael regularly presents nationally on topics related to adaptive sports and is active in his community, serving on boards, as well as officiating and coaching sports for people with intellectual and/or physical disabilities.
Nicole Beard has taught health education in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, for the past 17 years. Her experience includes teaching at both the middle school and high school levels. She received the Maryland Health Education Teacher of the Year award in 2016 and was named SHAPE America Eastern District Health Education Teacher of the Year in 2019. She can be reached at email@example.com or @MrsBeardhealth.
Scott Todnem has been teaching health education since 2001 in Naperville, IL. In 2019, he was named SHAPE America National Health Education Teacher of the Year. Scott has been on social diversity teams, led educational trips, and served as team-building coordinator and strength and conditioning coach. He is the author of “Growing Up Great!”— a puberty book for boys.
Shelley L. Holden is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Sport at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL.
Shrehan Lynch is a doctoral candidate at the University of Alabama. She specializes in research on teacher education, physical education, and social justice. Her Ph.D. thesis examined transformative pedagogies in K-12 physical education and teacher education. In addition, she adopts social justice and critical/feminist theories to frame her work. Previously, she was a PE teacher in an inner-city school in London. Learn more on her personal blog. She can be reached via email or on Twitter @Misslynchpe.
Stephanie Morris is a passionate advocate for effective PE and skills-based health programs in schools. She is the CEO at SHAPE America and is also a mom to three kids, an enthusiastic runner and weight lifter, and a consummate chef. Her preferred pronouns are She/Her/Hers. Follow Stephanie on Twitter @SHAPEAmericaCEO or reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan J. Tarr, Ph.D., is an associate professor and coordinator of the Developmental Adapted Physical Education Program in the Human Performance Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She has trained adapted physical education teacher candidates for the past 26 years. Sue presents at the local, state, regional and national levels on adapted physical education, as well as standards-based assessment and grading in physical education. @suetarr
Timothy M. Baghurst is an associate professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK, where he serves as the director of Sports & Coaching Science.
Senior Manager of Community Initiatives and Social Impact at SHAPE America.