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ANNUAL REPORT

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2014-2015 Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development Table of Contents 4 8 10 12 15 18 20 24 26 27 30

Statistical Summary Education Overview Mission, Stategic Plan, and Accreditation Personnel Key Accomplishments University and Community Involvement Sorenson Legacy Foundation Funding 2014-2015 Programs Teacher Education Programs Physical Education Programs Faculty Activities

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Statistical Summary Statistics about the College of Education and Human Development include personnel, graduation, teaching licenses, and administrator licenses.


Personnel Personnel Full-time Instructional Faculty Headcount Teacher Education and Family Development Physical Education and Human Performance

19

Professional Staff Classified staff

1 8

Teacher Education Student Employees Physical Education Student Employees

4 5

9

Full-time Staff Headcount

Student Employee Headcount

Graduation Statistics Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree Elementary Education Family Life and Human Development Physical Education and Human Performance Athletic Training Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism

51 18 14 13 14

Master Degree Master of Education Master of Sports Conditioning and Performance

159 6

License Eligible Elementary Education Secondary Education Special Education Physical Education (Teaching and Coaching) Administrative License

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Licensed Administrators from SUU - 2000-2015 District

Number of Administrators

District

Alpine

59

North Summit

0

Beaver

3

Ogden

4

Box Elder

6

Park City

5

Cache

5

Piute

1

Cayons

46

Provo

16

Carbon

5

Rich

0

Daggett

0

Salt Lake

Davis

9

San Juan

Duchesne

2

Sevier

13

Emery

2

South Sanpete

10

Garfield

0

South Summit

4

Grand

1

Tintic

2

Granite

26

Tooele

11

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Number of Admininstrators

12 0


Iron

38

Uintah

Jordan

37

Wasatch

33

Juab

3

Washington

63

Kane

1

Wayne

3

Logan

1

Weber

12

Millard

5

USOE

1

Morgan Murray

0 4

Private/Charter Out of State

5 7

Nebo

79

North Sanpete

5

Total

7

344

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Education Overview The Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development views its primary mission as advancing education, human performance, and family development through knowledge, compassion, and action. The College seeks to prepare and develop dynamic, professional educators, administrators, leaders, and career specialists who constantly search for truth and excellence through effective practice, collaboration, and scholarship.


Mission, Strategic Plan, and Accreditation Mission Statement The Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development views its primary mission as advancing education, human performance, and family development through knowledge, compassion, and action. The College seeks to prepare and develop dynamic, professional educators, administrators, leaders, and career specialists who constantly search for truth and excellence through effective practice, collaboration, and scholarship.

Strategic Plan: 2014-2016 The Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development provides students with an exceptionally unique professional experience that offers a distinctive Southern Utah University touch that includes: • A Focus on the Individual • Standards-based Programs • A Well-trained, Highly-qualified Teaching Faculty • Collaboration between PTEP and School • Numerous Internship Opportunities • Personalized Advisement and Program Counseling • Student Success Center • The First-Year Experience • Service Learning and Student Leadership Opportunities • Study Abroad and International Learning Experiences • Educational Clubs/ Professional Organization Affiliations • Access to the Hispanic Center for Academic Excellence • A Model of Reflective Practice • Personalized, High-quality Instruction • Relevant, Practical, and Cutting-edge Curriculum • Multiple Hands-on, Field Experience Opportunities • State of the Art Educational Facilities and Equipment • Academic Support for Athletes • Testing Services • Multiple Scholarship Opportunities • Undergraduate Research Opportunities • Leadership and Personal Growth Development • Career Placement and Advisement • Distance Learning Programs With a foundation built upon trust, respect, optimism, and intentionality, the College is best known for its: • Pervasive caring faculty and staff • Practitioner-based approach to teaching and learning • Abundance of experiential learning opportunities • Strong partnerships with school districts, government agencies, and local communities • Cross-cutting themes of technology, diversity, and life-long learning 10 | College of Education and Human Development Annual Report 2014-2015


College Accreditation After five years of national accreditation through NCATE (the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education), the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) Review Board recommended unanimously, on June 23, 2009, that the College’s Professional Teacher Education Program and Leader in Education and Administrative Development Program be fully accredited through 2015. All teacher preparation programs are aligned with InTASC (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium, a division of the Council of Chief State School Officers – CCSS) as a result of aligning programs with the Utah Effective Teacher Standards (UETS). In addition, the Physical Education Department’s Athletic Training major and program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), Music Education is accredited through the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the Art Education program is accredited with the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), and our Dance Education program is accredited with the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD). Currently, the Professional Teacher Education Program at SUU is seeking re-accreditation through the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Such accreditation, when granted will run through 2022.

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College of Education and Human Development Personnel The College of Education and Human Development’s most important resource is its highly qualified faculty and staff. They provide outstanding service to the campus community and beyond. College of Education and Human Development Administration Interim COEHD Dean Jim Johnson Administrative Assistants Jan Neth Shirley Wilson Budget Manager Allen Butt Student Teacher Placement Betty Ann Rember BTS Arts Learning Program Coordinator Melanie Baker Graduate Studies in Education Chair Dr. Bary Reynolds Director Dr. James McCoy Program Specialists Shelley Dahlin Tamara Lovell

Teacher Education Faculty Professor Shawn Christiansen Professor Bruce Barker Professor Ray Brooks Associate Professor Rea Gubler Assistant Professor Jeffery Hart Associate Professor Katy Herbold Assistant Professor Karen Houser Assistant Professor Joel Judd Professor Prent Klag Associate Professor Michiko Kobayashi Assistant Professor Brian Ludlow Professor David Lund Assistant Professor James McCoy Lecturer John Meisner Assistant Professor Jim Mock Professor Lee Montgomery Associate Professor Tony Pellegrini Endowed Chair of Art Education Alisa Peterson Assistant Professor Peggy Wittwer

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Physical Education and Human Performance Chair Assistant Professor Camille Thomas Administrative Assistant Joan Anderson Pool Manager Blair Bentley Equiptment Cage Manager Corry Neilsen Physical Education and Human Performance Faculty Professor Mark DeBeliso Associate Professor Bridget Eastep Associate Professor Rick Lambson Assistant Professor Abigale Larson Assistant Professor Genevieve Ludwig Assistant Professor David Phillips Lecturer Jake Manning Assistant Professor Kelly Goonan Lecturer Nathan Slaughter Associate Professor Julie Taylor


Resignation Nichole Wangsgard Dr. Nicole Wangsgaard started teaching at SUU in the Fall of 2006. She moved to Utah Valley University in the Fall of 2015 to help build and organize a Special Education Center for children with autism. Nicole was a special education professor that had expertise in all areas of Special Education. While at SUU, Nicole worked with students dual majoring in regular education and special education, to prepare them to become successful educators and student advocates. Her classes entailed hands-on practicum experiences and real-life problem solving activities. She valiantly studied with students to help prepare them to take the Praxis exam, for successful program completion. She was the advisor for the Special Education Club working with students by engaging in campus activities and fundraisers to earn money to help students attend a National Special Education Conference. Nicole worked collaboratively with local special educators in the public schools ensuring good relationships for continuous partnership efforts. Dr. Wangsgaard was a team player always collaborating on new and exciting projects to help improve the program and give students cutting-edge skills and knowledge to use in their practice.

Retirements Michael McGarvey Following 19 years of service, Dr. Michael McGarvey retired from Southern Utah University in December 2015. He first came to SUU in 1996 as an Associate Professor of Technology in the College of Computing, Engineering, and Technology. For seven years he served as Director of SUU’s Industrial Technology program where he taught courses in cabinet making, furniture construction, facilities management, jewelry making, and supervised student teachers in the Industrial Education program. When University administrators closed the Industrial Education in 2005, he transferred to the College of Education and Human Development as an Associate Professor of Secondary Education. In this new role he served 12 years where he taught course in educational psychology, foundations of education, and helped prepare students for careers as secondary school teachers in Utah. Prior to his employment at SUU, Dr. McGarvey served in the Navy as a pharmacists mate . He later completed an EdD in Educational Leadership at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky; a masters degree in Vocational Administration and a bachelors degree in comprehensive woodworking both from Eastern Kentucky University. He had a distinguished career as an instructor of vocational education programs in Kentucky and 11 years as Chief Academic Officer of vocational education programs at Kentucky Polytechnic Institute, Louisville, Kentucky. Carrie Trenholm Carrie Trenholm joined the College of Education and Human Development in 2006 as one of Utah’s first Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chairs of Elementary Arts Education. In the nine years that she worked in this position, Carrie created a robust program that brought arts learning opportunities to thousands of children across Southern Utah. She designed and taught arts education courses in which elementary education preservice teachers taught hundreds of music, theatre, visual art and dance lessons to children in Iron County. She created an artist in residence program, which sent high quality arts teachers to work in rural and remote schools as artists in residence. She also developed an arts professional development program for elementary teachers called artsFUSION. Through this program, Carrie planned and organized over 30 arts workshops and conferences, bringing nationally recognized arts educators to SUU to work with our students and local teachers. Carrie’s impact through her position as the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair of Elementary Arts Education is felt widely in Southern Utah and the programs she has developed will continue to enrich the lives of the children here.

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Sandy Ward Sandy Ward is a very dedicated and hard worker. She worked in the Masters of Education Program. She was usually the first in the office and would have everything open and ready to go. She was always very helpful and kind. In her spare time she loves to garden. She also has a great love for people and animals.

Personnel Changes Shawn Christiansen Named Dean of the College of Education and Human Development in September 2015.

Deborah Hill Became the Title IX director for the University.

Janet Neth Took a position as Administrative Specialist for the Outdoor Education Center.

Bart Reynolds Appointed as the Associate Dean of the College of Education and Human Development in September 2015.

Alisa Peterson Selected as the new Endowed chair of Elementary Arts Education

New Faculty and Staff Joel Judd For the past 31 years Joel has served in various educational capacities as teacher, professor, program developer, grant administrator, and teacher supervisor. Work contexts include K-12, adult, immigrant, and higher education. Employment includes the Missouri state department of education, Samsung Company, and the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico. Joel’s post-secondary degrees are BA in Spanish with Linguistics minor (San Jose State, CA), MA TESOL and TESOL Certificate (BYU), and PhD Education (University of Illinois). He and his wife have lived and worked in California, Utah, Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Korea, and Puerto Rico. Joel was a Fulbright scholar in Guatemala in 2008. His past and present research interests involve the role of language in school, second language acquisition, teaching English as a second language, the psychology of teaching and learning, executive functions, and teacher resilience and advocacy.

Jeffery Hart Jeffery Hart is the new assistant professor of Special Education. Jeff recently finished his PhD in Special Education from Pennsylvania State University. Prior to that he was a special education teacher in New Hampshire. Early in his career, Jeff spent ten years teaching elementary school in Utah. He is happy to be back, as he is an avid outdoor enthusiast and loves to be in the mountains running, climbing or just breathing that wonderful mountain air.

John Meisner John Meisner is originally from Southern California but grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. After teaching English in the Clark County School District, he came to the Iron County School District and taught English, Spanish and reading like a boss. During the last four years he worked as the Professional Development, ESL and New Teacher Induction Coordinator for the Iron County School District. Additionally he’s worked at the Utah State Office of Education in curriculum and assessment. He’s an alumnus of Southern Utah University where he earned both a B.A. and M.Ed. John now works in the teacher preparation program in the College of Education and Human Development focusing primarily on secondary education and content area literacy. He believes the children are our future that we should teach them well and let them lead the way.

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Jim Mock Dr. Jim Mock, Ph.D. Utah State University; M.S. Loma Linda University; B.S. Brigham Young University. Dr. Mock is new to the department, having taught in the Psychology Department for the last year and a half. As a practicing Marriage and Family Therapist these last twelve years in public and private settings, Dr. Mock has worked with countless couples, families and individuals. These clinical experiences have informed his teaching, providing real life examples to his courses in Family Life and Human Development. In particular, Dr. Mock enjoys teaching about relational dynamics, an area of past research. Currently, he is researching clinical considerations for those working with sexual addiction. Tamara Lovell Graduated summa cum laude from Southern Utah University with a degree in Sociology, and dual minors in Psychology and Anthropology. She worked as an intern in Admissions prior to coming to work in the College of Education.

Mikki Shakespear Graduated from Southern Utah University in December of 2012 with a degree in Elementary Education and specialization in English as a Second Language. After graduation she worked as an administrative assistant II in the Gerald R. Sherratt Library from December 2012 till August 2015. In August 2015 she began as the administrative assistant to the Dean of the College of Education and Human Development.

Key Accomplishments The Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development went through several changes during the 2014/2015 academic year. Dr. Deb Hill became the Title IX coordinator for the university and stepped down as Dean of the College of Education and Human Development. Jim Johnson, former superintendent for the Iron County School District, became the Interim Dean. Because of the administrative changes in the College of Education and Human Development, the Department of Physical Education and Human Performance was moved to the College of Science for the 2014/2015 academic year. A committee was formed by the Provost to evaluate the structure of the College of Education and Human development, which included faculty members of the Teacher Education, Physical Education, Outdoor Recreation, and Family Life and Human Development, as well as other University faculty and staff members. The committee’s results were to continue with the College of Education and Human Development as it had previously been structured.

Graduation Awards Education Veledictorian Alexis Christensen, Elementary Education Outstanding Master’s Graduates Frank Preston, Educaiton Frank K. Weaver, Sports Conditioning and Performance Outstanding Education Leadership Recipient Suraj Syal Pestalozzi Award Recepients Jessica Wood, Early Childhood Education Ryan Hernandez, Elementary Education Jessica Phillips, Secondary Education Tiffany Ellett, Special Education

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Outstanding Education and Human Development Students Katy A. Ballard, Athletic Training Michelle Hatch, Family Life & Human Development William K. Howells, Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism Katie A. Jepson, Teaching and Coaching Jordan D. Gullo, Exercise Science

CAEP Accreditation The Teacher Education preparation program had its site visit from CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) April 14th through April 16th, 2015. The accreditation visit went very well. Thanks goes to David Lund and the accreditation committee of Dr. Bart Reynolds, Dr. Lee Montgomery, and Dr. Nichole Wangsgaard for their efforts in shepherding our program through this accreditation visit. Interim Dean Jim Johnson also provided leadership and organization in our preparation for the site visit as well as guiding us through the process. All Teacher Education faculty and staff played a vital role in the accrediation preparation and visit. The Inquiry Brief for the Teacher Education preparation program received a clean audit opinion, with all audit tasks being verified and 100% of the targets verified. The Teacher Education preparation program is currently awaiting its CAEP review panel. The review panel is the final phase of the accreditation process. The panel review will take place October 23, 2015. Associate Dean Bart Reynolds, Dean Shawn Christiansen, and Dr. David Lund will participate in this panel review. The findings and feedback from our CAEP accreditation will guide the development and further enhancement of the Teacher Education preparation program.

Accreditation of Athletic Training Education The 2015 Academic Year culminated with a report from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education that granted and extended the accreditation status of the Southern Utah University Athletic Training Education Program for another 5 years to the year 2020.

Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers Association Profession Symposium In March 13 athletic training students went to Mesa Arizona to experience and participate in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers Association Profession Symposium. At the symposium the students had the opportunity to meet and mingle with professional certified athletic trainers included a number of athletic trainers who have been inducted into both the RMATA Hall of Fame as well as the National Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame. They were able to gain a variety of insight and advice from these experienced athletic trainers. As a part of this symposium the students participated in the RMATA student quiz bowl. This involves students from Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. All told there were 30 teams each comprised of 3-4 students. SUU filled 4 teams and all four teams finished in the top 7. One of these teams, finished in first place overall and were selected to represent the RMATA at the National Symposium and AT expo in St. Louis Missouri. This group of students included Brian Schmidt, Rodain Delus, Patrick Arville, and Nate Stone.

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University and Community Involvement Faculty, students, and staff of the College of Education and Human Development are constantly engaging on campus as well as with the community. The Sorenson Legacy Foundation Funding is largely responsible for supporting the university and community involvement that takes place in the College. SUU and North Elementary STEAM partnership, artsFusion Arts Educationand Outreach, Arts Bridge - Teacher Artisit Training Program, Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning program partnership are part of this funding.


Sorenson Legacy Foundation Funding The Sorenson Legacy Foundation has been a generous donor to the College of Education and Human Development over the years, and the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Center for Innovative Education (BTSCIE) was created on SUU’s campus with the objective of promoting and enhancing educational initiatives that were valued by Beverley. This Center has a record of providing valuable community engagement with a focus on the exploration of new and innovative trends in education. Last year’s funding enabled the BTSCIE to enrich the community with many successful projects:

SUU and North Elementary STEAM partnership SUU took a proactive approach in initiating a partnership with North Elementary, a local school that has been designated as a Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning School. The partnership continues to be positive, and SUU maintains academic support for the elementary school as it gradually refines its curriculum committed to S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). Recent survey responses from school staff and parents are predominantly favorable, and this indicates that there is a high level of satisfaction among the community. Funds from the Sorenson Foundation have been used to support ongoing professional development and collaborative STEAM activities for youth through the Iron County School District and SUU College of Education, partnership school. Many successful and engaging projects have been created and implemented throughout the school year. Numerous on-going projects are planned for the future to enhance STEAM education for students in ICSD and at SUU.

artsFUSION Arts Education and Outreach This ongoing program provides an opportunity for community members such as elementary students, teachers, school administrators, university students, and individuals to receive specialized training in dance, visual arts, theatre, music, and integrated arts education. Last year Carrie Trenholm, Sorenson Endowed Chair in Elementary Arts Education, served in her final year as the director of the program, and worked with Alisa Petersen to develop multiple workshops intended for various audiences, taught by noteworthy local and national arts professionals. In the summer elementary teachers gathered for a two day intensive workshop which gave them hands on practice creating sculpture and dance about physics concepts. Throughout the school year elementary teachers attended workshops where they participated in musical theatre, painted 16 foot murals, and created 11 different handbound book structures. Teachers are now reporting that they are sharing these ideas and processes successfully with their students.

ArtsBridge – Teaching Artists Training Program This program enables university education students to participate in a Teaching Artist Practicum class whereby SUU students are immersed in the community to provide instruction for local schools in disciplines including general and digital arts, dance, drama, and music. The program supports collaboration between SUU and the Iron County School District. SUU students admitted to the program must commit twenty-five contact teaching hours with their assigned Iron County class, and they are 20 | College of Education and Human Development Annual Report 2014-2015


required to meet weekly with their ArtsBridge advisor. The ultimate objective is for the SUU students to complete a final exhibit or performance in conjunction with their class. Last year’s focus was on in-school musical theatre. Through this program five SUU dance and theatre students partnered with students and teachers at three local elementary schools performed musicals from Music Theatre International.

Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program Partnership Alisa Petersen was hired as the new Program Coordinator for professional development for the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program in the Southern Utah region. She worked with Carrie Trenholm to mentor, support, and provide professional development for 19 arts specialists in 33 schools in Iron, Washington, Piute, Sevier, Beaver and Garfield counties. Through this program they directed an arts integration workshop for approximately 350 teachers in Washington County in December. Eight of the highest quality arts specialists in the state of Utah taught break out sessions in this workshop which was titled Arts Powered Learning.

Teacher Professional Development Workshops Make a Musical! With Marty Johnson from iTheatrics, Sept 10-12 Marty Johnson, a director from iTheatrics in New York, taught how to incorporate musical theater in the elementary classroom. He worked with the ArtsBridge students and twenty-six elementary teachers, including the ArtsBridge partnering teachers. Marty also spent 12 hours over the next two days working directly with ArtsBridge students, specialists and teachers at North Elementary and Iron Springs Elementary. He advised them on more technical details about producing a musical. He also spent four hours with the children at these schools, teaching them about acting, singing, and dancing.

Steven Kennedy, Intensive In-School Musical Visits, Nov 6-7 Steven Kennedy, choreographer from iTheatrics in New York, worked with ArtsBridge students, teachers and students at North and Iron Springs Elementary schools. He gave help and insight for teachers and students as they progress on their musicals.

MFA Assistantship Starting in February of 2015 we worked with Delaney Patterson, a student in the Master of Fine Arts Administration program. She has streamlined our communication and advertising systems including maintaining our website and starting an active Facebook page. We are now reaching more teachers and students in a more effective way. Delaney has also successfully secured funding for a visual outreach project for the 2015 school year by writing a grant to the Utah Division of Arts and Museums. In this project, Carrie Trenholm and Delaney Patterson will work with kindergarten, first, and fifth grade students and teachers at North Elementary to create original fused glass works of art.

Shakespeare in the Schools The Utah Shakespearean Festival’s Education department is constantly in need of trained teaching artists for performance and workshops. This allows the Festival to have a trained core of artists that can be utilized for educational outreach. It also allows the Festival to expand its programming in the Elementary schools. During the 2014-15 year the Utah Shakespeare Festival provided a professional touring production of the play The Taming of the Shrew for 21,000 students from 120 schools throughout Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. Seven actors and three technicians provided a 75-minute production and accompanying workshops.

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Over 3,200 students were served by these productions. Funds from BTSCIE were used for royalties for the production and teaching artists which were hired from Southern Utah University. The program allowed SUU students an experiential learning experience working to prepare student performers, elementary students performed for other students in a professional format and teachers were provided with performance models for their own classes.  The Playmakers production of The Pirates of Penzance was performed April 9th - 14th for local elementary students. This production had a cast of 85 children, ages 6 - 17. Over 1,800 students from Iron Springs, Enoch, Gateway, Escalante Valley, East, South, and Bryce Valley Elementary schools in the Iron County School District were entertained and educated. Funds were used from the BTSCIE to hire teaching staff for this production. Southern Utah University students were hired as teaching artists to choreograph, stage manage, and play in the orchestra. Funds were also used in creation of the set and costumes for the students.

Early Childhood Education Enhancement Project This past year SUU faculty continued to develop plans and strategies that will not only enhance the Early Childhood Education Program in the College of Education and Human Development but will provide information and programs that will be advantageous to a wide-range of early childhood educators in the region. This includes: • The development of Parent Training Guide and Program for those with young children that will be disseminated not only to SUU Early Childhood Education students but to families throughout the Southern Utah Region. • The development of new and comprehensive curriculum for the SUU Preschool Program that is located at the North Elementary Partnership School. • The development of an Early Childhood Education Conference to be held at SUU at the culmination of this project to share and disseminate information to professionals in the field as well as others who have a vested interest in innovations in Early Childhood Education.

Family Life and Human Development Partnership The FLHD program added and strengthened community partnerships during the 2014-15 school year. Working closely with Debbie Jensen, director of Iron County School District Preschools, we created a partnership utilizing FLHD 3610, the ‘Play and Advanced Guidance’ course. Enrolled students were required to spend three hours each week across the semester at the assigned school. Each was appointed a mentor teacher to supervise his/her activities and assignments. As a gesture of appreciation, we are issuing certificates for professional development or USOE re-licensure hours a token of gratitude for their services. The feedback has been very positive. Similar partnerships are underway with SUU Head Start, working with Ann Lundberg, and the Iron County Family Support Center, working with their Director, Kortnee Lake.

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2014-2015 Programs The Beverley Taylor Sorensen College of Education and Human Development offers undergraduate degrees in the departments of Teacher Education, Physical Education, Exercise Science, Athletic Training, and Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism. In addition, the college offers two graduate degrees: Masters of Education and Masters of Sports Conditioning and Performance.


2014-2015 Programs The Beverley Taylor Sorensen College of Education and Human Development offers undergraduate degrees in the departments of Teacher Education, Physical Education, Exercise Science, Athletic Training, and Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism. In addition, the college offers two graduate degrees: Masters of Education and Masters of Sports Conditioning and Performance. Teacher Education programs meeting the Utah State Office of Education licensing and endorsement requirements include: Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education, Administrative, ESL, Reading, Math, Gifted and Talented, and others. Teacher Education, including the graduate Administrative License Program, is nationally accredited through TEAC. The Athletic Training program is nationally accredited through CAATE.

Teacher Education and Family Development Early Childhood Education Who doesn’t like to play in the sandbox? Early childhood education students at SUU learn that teaching young children requires much more than a love of kids. It requires knowledge of child development and strategies that will build the essential foundation for academic and social learning in elementary school. SUU students are fortunate to have choices when it comes to pursuing a career in the early childhood field. For those students who wish to provide preschool or other child development services, Family Life and Human Development classes provide the training and experiences needed for this pursuit. For those students who wish to work in the early childhood education field within the public school system in grades Pre-K through third grade, the option of taking an early childhood education emphasis within an Elementary Education major is available. Students learn to teach young children in a warm and nurturing environment that weaves content learning in a fun and playful format. Reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, and the arts are integrated into thematic units of instruction that help young minds see “the big picture”. And while all of this content learning is taking place, children learn to work well with others socially, just as all society should. SUU works closely with the Utah State Office of Education to assure that coursework is in alignment with the requirements for early childhood licensure. Not only are students required to take and pass designated classes, as well as the early childhood section of the Praxis exam, they must also gain valuable experience in a practicum setting prior to student teaching. The combination of these requirements and experiences increases the likelihood that SUU early childhood graduates will pursue their careers as knowledgeable, competent early childhood educators. Karen Houser, Pre-School Director

Family Life and Human Development Students obtain a broad background in individual and family development across the life span. Courses emphasize biological, psychological, social/cultural, and economic aspects of development. Through coursework and undergraduate practicums or research projects, students develop skills relevant to career objectives, such as counseling, human assessment, program planning and evaluation, and research. Typical employment settings include preschools, day care centers, hospital programs for children, community mental health programs, programs for abused or neglected children, 26 | College of Education and Human Development Annual Report 2014-2015


women’s resource centers, human resources programs, employee assistance programs, nursing homes, agencies on aging, and family service agencies. Typical postgraduate pursuits of students completing this option include study in human development and family studies, psychology, or social work, and therapy or advanced professional training. Dr. Shawn Christiansen, Department Chair

Teacher Education, Undergraduate and Graduate As members of a life-long community, the department’s mission is to prepare compassionate and reflective professionals focused on the whole child, inclusive of family and community, who celebrate learning, value diversity and excellence, and promote creative and critical thinking, Goals of Professional Teacher Education

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offer sound and accessible pre-professional and professional preparation at undergraduate and graduate levels, provide scholarly contributions, leadership, and service at state, national, and international levels, and contribute to the instructional, intellectual, economic, social, and cultural diversity missions of the University The Department strives to: develop maximal potential of individuals and groups for learning, living, and working, enhance the emotional, intellectual, and adaptive capabilities of children and adults across the life span and in a variety of settings, promote life-long learning of capable, knowledgeable, caring professionals through initial, advanced, and continuing education, and respect the dignity of each person and all cultures.

Students interested in teaching in the elementary schools of Utah (grades 1-8) can complete course work leading to an Elementary Teaching License in the State of Utah. Interested students are required to complete the Elementary Education Program and specialize in one area. In addition, a minimum of 30 semester hours of professional education course work must be completed in the Department of Teacher Education and Human Development. A Utah teaching license is recognized by almost all other states and territories in the United States. At the COEHD, we believe educators holding a Master’s Degree in Education have a proven ability to critically analyze materials and possess an in depth knowledge beyond the fundamentals of education theory. Graduates who have earned a M.Ed. degree will find doors opened for a variety of education careers that traverse well beyond traditional classroom teaching. This degree continues to be popular in the COEHD due to the range of specialized learning available within our program and the resulting career opportunities. For the first time in American history we are engaged in a national dialog about the quality of teaching. It has become exceeding apparent that every teacher is unique, every subject has its subtleties, every grade its nuances, and every classroom its exceptions that break the rules we deem traditional. Considering this, the COEHD’s M.Ed. program is practitioner based; focused on curriculum and instruction as interfaced within the nontraditional aspects of the classroom. With a focus on rigorous and relevant curriculum, balanced assessment, and engaging instruction both within our program and our graduate’s classroom we build a framework for quality learning and instruction. In addition, M.Ed. capstone projects are structured to be either a modified portfolio based on the rigors of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards or a traditional scientific-based thesis. As education professionals, we believe that teacher education is an evolving and living process. Beginning with our undergraduate elementary and secondary education programs and spanning through coursework designed to complete endorsements, additional licenses, or to complete a graduate degree, the COEHD promotes critical thinking within all of our College of Education and Human Development Annual Report 2014 - 2015 | 27


programs and also prepares students who choose to continue on with their education to become terminally degreed. Dr. Deb Hill, Dean

Physical Education and Human Performance Programs As stated in the Key Accomplishments section of this report, the Physical Education and Human Performance departments were re-located to the College of Science and Engineering for a portion of the school year. Since both departments were moved back to the College of Education, we have included them in our program section of this report. Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism The Bachelor of Science Degree in Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism (ORPT) is an interdisciplinary degree program offered by the Department of Physical Education within the College of Education. The interdisciplinary nature of the program includes coursework from Agriculture Science, Biology, Communications, Geology, and Hotel and Hospitality Management. The ORPT degree provides students with training that qualifies them to work in a variety of settings including public land management, outdoor and experiential education organizations, outdoor tourism companies, and outdoor recreation service and instruction programs. Employment opportunities exist with local, state and national land management agencies, outdoor leadership and service programs, commercial and non-profit recreation enterprises, and wilderness adventure/therapy organizations. Combined with the broad educational background provided by SUU’s Baccalaureate Core, this program will give students a wide range of opportunities upon graduation including solid preparation for graduate studies at Utah System of Higher Education’s Research I institutions in fields such as recreation resource management, parks and recreation, tourism; or related areas of graduate study. Kelly Goonan; Coordinator

Athletic Training Major The Athletic Training major is designed for those seeking a career as a Certified Athletic Trainer, and qualifies students to take the certification exam administered by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification. A student in athletic training learns to apply knowledge of human anatomy, human physiology, exercise physiology, Sport & Exercise Biomechanics, conditioning, strength training, nutrition and therapy in the prevention, evaluation, recognition, immediate care and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. This handson program with experiences through discipline-specific service learning is taught by professionally qualified instructors with real world experiences. The athletic training program partners with Thunderbird Athletics to give students hands-on experience working with Division I collegiate athletes. Ninety percent of the graduates are working in the profession of Athletic Training or pursuing additional education. Of those applying to graduate programs 99% are accepted. Nathan Slaughter, Director

Physical Education, Teaching/Coaching The Physical Education and Human Performance degree with an emphasis in Teaching/Coaching is a certifiable major and minor approved for secondary teaching licensure at SUU. This emphasis is intended to provide students who wish to pursue teaching careers with the necessary knowledge, experience and training to become 28 | College of Education and Human Development Annual Report 2014-2015


effective and competent teachers and coaches working in the current school setting. A goal of this program is to develop lifelong learners who possess the skills, knowledge and personal-social attributes to competently assume professional roles in a culturally diverse, highly technical society. Being around young learners to teach them the benefits of being physically active is one of the rewards of this degree. Dr. Rick Lambson

Exercise Science The major in exercise science has a science-based curriculum that provides a broad background for students planning to further their educational background at the graduate level. The program emphasizes these primary disciplines: anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sport psychology, and motor learning/control. Students complete a rigorous curriculum in major course work as well as in areas such as anatomy, chemistry, mathematics, physics, physiology, and psychology. The major provides an excellent preparation for graduate work in adapted physical education, ergonomics, biomechanics, exercise physiology, medical fields, physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, motor control, sport psychology, and sports medicine. Dr. Camille Thomas

Masters of Sport Conditioning and Performance The Master of Science Sports Conditioning and Performance degree is an innovative approach to meet the needs of coaches, physical educators, personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, physical therapists, athletic trainers and other fitness professionals. This degree is consistent with SUU’s long tradition as the “Coaching Factory.” This degree offers extensive online course work in sports conditioning enabling professionals to design safe and effective exercise and conditioning programs. The MSSCP successfully prepared students for PhD Programs. Three intensive summer courses require students to attend clinical workshops on campus at SUU for 1-2 weeks. Program Objectives: • Expand critical thinking and independent decision making in professional practice • Develop leadership skills for the strength & conditioning practitioner • Promote the synthesis of sports medicine related literature • Integrate theory and research into practice • Foster scholarly and research activities • Develop exemplary sports medicine professionals • Provide culturally sensitive care to diverse populations. Dr. Mark DeBeliso, Director

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Fa c u l t y Activities The College of Education and Human Development faculty members are engaged in many activities throughout the year. The following pages will list their presentations, grants, service, and other activities that relate to their field of study.


Faculty and Staff Activities

Bruce Barker Professor of Secondary Education • Refereed presentation”Factors Impacting Class Size in Online Graduate Instruction” at the Lilly International Conference on College and University Teaching • Published “Hold almost everything in your shop: Clamps left holding the bag” in Woodworkers Journal: America’s leading woodworking authority

Ray Brooks Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education • Presented “The Use of Inquiry Based Lessons in SUU Teacher Preparation Courses” Snow College • Presented “Similarities and Differences in Personality Types Between Practicing Teachers and Pre-Service Education Students” at Southern Utah University Festival of excellence • Presented “A Comparative Analysis of Primary Personality Types in Pre-Service Education Candidates - What We Can Learn” at the Utah Rural School Association Conference. • Team member in developing Third Space Concept at Southern Utah University • Team member of research projects: Similarities and Differences in Personality Types Between Practicing Teachers and Pre-Service Education Students and Similarities and Differences in Personality Types in PreService Education Candidates - What We Can Learn.

Shawn Christiansen • Christiansen, S. L. (November 7, 2014). Working with Young Men in Emerging Adulthood: Themes, Theories, and Techniques. Men, Fathers, and Mental Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Ninth Annual BYU School of Social Work Conference. • Christiansen, S. L. (March, 27, 2015). Understanding Young Men in Emerging Adulthood: Applications for FACS Educators. Southern Utah University In-service Workshop for FACS Teachers. • Led a study abroad to Japan with Professor Matt Schmidt during Maymester, 2015. Fifteen students participated.

Mark DeBeliso • Berning, J.M., DeBeliso, M., Sevene, P.G., et al. (2014). Accuracy of physical self-description among chronic exercisers and non-exercisers. Health Psychology Research, 2(1746), 74-77. • Bishop, A., DeBeliso, M., Sevene, T.G., & Adams, K.J. (2014). Comparing 1RM and 3RM between conventional and eccentrically loaded deadlifts. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(7), 1820–1825. • Boham, M., DeBeliso, M., Harris, C., & Pfeiffer, R.P. (2014). Quadriceps-to-hamstrings imbalances in female collegiate soccer athletes: Implication for Injury. Journal of Athletic Enhancement, 3(5). • DeBeliso, M., Boham, M., Harris, C., et al. (2015). Grip and body strength measures in the mature adult: A brief report. International Journal of Science and Engineering Investigations, 4(37), 83-86. • DeBeliso, M., Boham, M., Harris, C., et al. (2015). Grip strength and functional measures in the mature Adult: brief report II. International Journal of Science and Engineering Investigations, 4(39), 1-4. (Best Paper Award) • DeBeliso, M., Sevene, T.G., Walsh, J., et al. (2014). Body mass index of North American participants at the World Masters Games. Journal of Sport Science, 2, 189-194. • Roden, D., Lambson, R., & DeBeliso, M. (2014). The effects of complex training protocol on vertical jump performance in male high school basketball players. Journal of Sports Science, 2, 21-26. • Sevene, T.G., DeBeliso, M., Harris, C., et al. (2015). Metabolic and psychophysical comparison of a onehanded lifting task with different coupling factors. International Journal of Science and Engineering Investigations, 4(40), 26-30. • Weaver, K., & DeBeliso, M. (2015). Survey of Utah high school football strength and conditioning coaches. Journal of Sports Science, 3, 117-126. • Ayers, J., DeBeliso, M., Sevene, T., & Adams, K.J. (2015). Effects of the hang clean and the hang snatch in • female athletes. American College of Sports Medicine 62nd Annual Meeting, 6th World Congress on • Exercise is Medicine and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise Fatigue. San Diego, CA. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 47(5), S3445. 32 | College of Education and Human Development Annual Report 2014 - 2015


Faculty and Staff Activities

• Blanchard, J. & DeBeliso, M. (2015). Effects of the trap bar dead lift and leg press on early adolescent males leg strength, vertical jump and sprint performance. American College of Sports Medicine 62nd Annual Meeting, 6th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise Fatigue. San Diego, CA. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 47(5), S3431. • DeBeliso, M., Boham, M., Carson, C., et al. (2015). Grip strength as a measure of body strength in older adults. American College of Sports Medicine 62nd Annual Meeting, 6th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise Fatigue. San Diego, CA. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 47(5), S1273. • Hamilton, C., Lambson, R., & DeBeliso, M. (2015). Post activation potentiation during the hang power clean. American College of Sports Medicine 62nd Annual Meeting, 6th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise Fatigue. San Diego, CA. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 47(5), S1315. • Leininger, L.J., Adams, K.J., DeBeliso, M., & Orozco, B.Z. (2015). Differences in participation in university worksite health promotion programs and physical activity between faculty, staff and administration. American College of Sports Medicine 62nd Annual Meeting, 6th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise Fatigue. San Diego, CA. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 47(5), S1453. • Navalta, J.W., Manning, J., McCune, D., … & DeBeliso, M. (2015). Using Hexoskin wearable technology to obtain body metrics in a trail hiking setting. American College of Sports Medicine 62nd Annual Meeting, 6th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise Fatigue. San Diego, CA. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 47(5), S825. • Stone, T.M., Montes, J., Manning, J., DeBeliso, M., Young, J.C., & Navalta, J.W. (2015). Cardiovascular and perceived exertion responses to trail hiking at elevation. American College of Sports Medicine 62nd Annual Meeting, 6th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise Fatigue. San Diego, CA. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 47(5), S2884. • Tacad, D.K., Manning, J.W., … & DeBeliso, M. (2015). Test-retest reliability of physiological responses to self-paced trail hiking. American College of Sports Medicine 62nd Annual Meeting, 6th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise Fatigue. San Diego, CA. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 47(5), S799. • Heazlewood, I.T., Walsh, J., Climstein, M., Adams, K.J., Sevene, T.G., DeBeliso, M., & Kettunen, J. (2014). Gender differences in participant motivation in masters football at the 2010 pacific masters games. World Conference on Science and Soccer 4.0. Portland, OR. Conference Proceedings, 65. • Manning, J.W., DeBeliso, M. et al. (2015). Using Hexoskin Wearable Technology to Obtain Body Metrics in a Trail Hiking Setting. Southern Utah University Festival of Excellence, Cedar City, UT. Conference proceedings: 239. • Leininger, L.J., Adams, K.J., DeBeliso, M., & Orozco, B.Z. (2014). Differences in participation in university worksite health promotion programs and physical activity between faculty, staff and administration. SW American College of Sports Medicine Conference, Costa Mesa, CA. Conference proceedings: 85. • Blanchard, J.D., & DeBeliso, M. (2014). Effects of the Trap Bar Deadlift and Leg Press on Early Adolescent Males Leg Strength, Vertical Jump and Sprint Performance. SW American College of Sports Medicine Conference, Costa Mesa, CA. Conference proceedings: 15. • Boham, M., DeBeliso, M., et al. (2014). The Relationship of Grip and Body Strength measures in the Older Adult. 31st Annual New Mexico Athletic Trainers Association Clinical Symposium. Aztec, NM.

Rea Gubler Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education • Gubler, R., (2014) Tablet Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom, Best Practices, presentation for the Association of Career and Technical Educators (ACTE) CareerTech Vision 2014 Conference, Nashville, TN, November. • Gubler, R., (2015) USOE Career and Technical Education $1400 grant for FCS In-service, February • Gubler, R., (2014) SUU Faculty Development Support Fund, Granted $1158 to present at ACTE • Gubler, R., (2015) Tablet Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom, presentation for the SUU Festival of Excellence, Cedar City, UT, April. College of Education and Human Development Annual Report 2014 - 2015 | 33


Faculty and Staff Activities

• Gubler, R., Wittwer, P., Houser, K., (2015) See for Your Shelves; New Picture Books for FCS, presentation for SUU FCS In-Service Workshop, Cedar City, UT, March. • Gubler, R., Wittwer, P., Houser, K., (2015) You Know You’re A Book-A-Holic If... ,presentation for the Southern Utah Media Specialists (SUMS) Conference, Cedar City, UT, February. • Gubler, R., Grady, A., (2014) The Complicated Challenge of Childhood Obesity; Prevention and Intervention Start Early!, presentation for the Southern Utah Early Childhood Collaboration Conference, Cedar City, UT, September. • Gubler, R., How Great Their Art, Utah Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Newsletter, (2015, Spring), online reference: http://www.uafcs.org/uploads/4/9/2/7/4927004/uafcs_spring_2015_newsletter.pdf

Katy Herbold Associate Professor of Educational Leadership • • • • • • •

Experiential Education Leadership planning committee, Member Hosted Leadership Engagement Center at the Your Mountain is Waiting Student Engagement Open House Development of The Heart of Change Field Guide Worshop Developed Leadhership Workshop for Women’s Soccer Team Captains Experiential learning research with SUU collegues Presented “Want a Job? Answering the Call to Action” at the Festival of Excellence Presented “Rebels of the Renaissance - A field Study in Change Leadership” at the Leadership Engagement Center Pecha Kucha Event • Editorial Board for the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Member • Served as Host for international student teaching student

Karen Houser Assistant Professor of Teacher Education and Family Development • Wrote four thematic units of instruction as a par tof the Emma Eccles Jones Grant • Presented a children’s literature presentation at the regional FACS conference on the SUU campus • Presentation on children’s literature and the curriculum to regional media specialists at the Iron County School District office • SUU Preschool, Director

Prent Klag Professor of Educaation, Director of Innovative Education • Presented “Da Vinci’s Diary: Seven Ways to Enhance Creativity, Inventiveness, and Probelm Solving in Students” a the UEA Annual Conference • Keynote Presentation given at the Utah Association of Elementary School Pricipal’s conference on ‘Recruiting, Retaining, and Respecting High-Quality Teachers in Utah’ • Published 162 page text, “Leadership and the School Principal: Perspectives, Process, and Practices for the 21st Century” • Published 5th edition of “Creativity in Education: Igniting Personal and Professional Potential to Meet the Needs of the 21st Century Schools” • Continued leadership and facilitation of the Sorenson Legacy Foundation - Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for Innovative Education Grant ($250,000) and Emma Eccles Jones Foundation - Early Childhood Education Enhancement Project ($60,000)

Michiko Kobayashi Associate Professor of Educaation • “Understanding mobile technology-fit behaviors outside the classroom” paper published in Computers and Education journal • “Students’ evaluation of Google Hangouts though a cross-cultural group discussion activity” paper published in Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education • “Supporting international students online” paper published in Faculty Focus • “Students’ Attitudes Towards Mobile Learning and Mobile Device Usage in the U.S. and Israel Universities” Presented at Southern Utah University Festival of Excellence • Developed the Teaching English in Japan summer program and sent one student to Hakodate, Japan in July 2015. 34 | College of Education and Human Development Annual Report 2014 - 2015


Faculty and Staff Activities

Rick Lambson • Presented a pickleball workshop and competed at the Moab Senior games winning a gold medal. • Published The Pickleball Bible, both instructor and student editions. • Coached the SUU Women’s Tennis Team which included travel agent, van driver, equipment manager, team psychiatrist, and event organizer/scheduler/manager.

Brian Ludlow Assistant Professor of Reading and Elementary Education • Refereed presentation at ALER annual conference “ How well do Pre-service teachers, early elementary teachers know phonics?” • Refereed presentation at Utah Rural Schools Conference “ Using iBook’s to teach elementary social studies” • Worked with State of Utah Reading Endorsement Committee to draft and publish new course guidelines for endorsement courses • Co-Author of “Teaching Elementary Social Studies”

David Lund Professor of Literacy and Language, Director of Accreditation, Assessment, Quality Department of Teacher Education, Family Development, and Graduate/Professional Studies

James McCoy Assistant Professor • • • •

Attended Utah Coalition for Educational Technology Conference Developing the Third Space Concept at Southern Utah University Presented “The Use of Inquiry Based Lessons in SUU Teacher Preparation Courses” at Snow College Presented “Similarities and Differences in Personality Types Between Practicing Teachers and Pre-Service Education Students” in the Festival of Excellence • Presented “The Third Space - Public School Partnerships” at the Utah Rural Schools Association Conference • Utah Universities and College of Educational Leadership Committee, Member • Graduate Programs Director

Lee Montgomery Professor of Education • Attended professional devlopment conferences devoted to improving teaching effectiveness • Refereed “Promoting Social Justice: Teaching the Privileged About Privilege” at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education • Developed new workshop “What it Means to be Human: Teaching about Human Origins” • Proposal Review Committe for the National Association for Multicultural Education National Conference

Tony Pellegrini Associate Professor of Education • Refereed “Student Teacher Perceptions of University Supervisor Support” at Global Leadership, Learning, and Research Conference • Refereed “Collaboration between Higher Education and K-12: A Win-Win Approach to Meeting Student Needs” at the International Organization of Social Science and Behavioral Research Conference

Nathan Slaughter • Rocky Mountian Athletic Trainers Association Profession Symposium attendance with 13 students • Assisted with Accreditation from the COmmission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

Camille Thomas • Lyons, B., Mayo, J., Thomas, C., Wax, B., & Smith, C. (2015). Bench press variations: Considerations for teachers and coaches. MAHPERD Journal, 3(1), 20-35. • Heiner, M., Fellingham, G. W., & Thomas, C. (2014). Skill important in women’s soccer. Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports. Retrieved from http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jqas.ahead-of-print/jqas-2013-0119/ jqas-2013-0119.xml College of Education and Human Development Annual Report 2014 - 2015| 35


Faculty and Staff Activities

• Thomas, C. (2015). Skill importance in women’s soccer. 27th Euro Conference on Operational Research. Glasglow, Scotland, UK. • Huber, R., & Thomas, C. (2014). Effect of a Four-Week Resistance Training Program on Ankle Stability and Proprioception. Southwest Chapter of American College of Sports Medicine 33rd Annual Meeting, Costa Mesa, CA. • “Marriage of Exercise and Diet,” Invited Speaker, SUU T-Fit Lunch and Learn, Sep 2014 • “How to play Team Handball,” Invited Instructor, SUU PE 1870, Fundamentals of Individual, Dual & Team Sports II, April-May 2014 and 2015.

Peggy Wittwer Assistant Professor of Elementary Education, Director Cedar Mountain Science Camp • • • • • • • • • •

Cedar Mountain Science Center Grant(2014-2015) $37,500 Elementary STEM Endorsement Grant(2014-2016) $250,00 Southern Utah University STEM Center Grant (2014-2015) $380,00 Science Professional Development for regional public school facutly and staff Utah State Office of Education Principals Academy Presentation-STEM Presentation to 27 Elementary/Middle School Principals SUU Cedar Mountain Science Ceter Camps and Professional Development Nationa Parks Art/Science Celebration Project COEHD Dean, Special Education Professor, Beverley Taylor Sorenson Director, Search Committees Project Director for Cedar Mountain Science Center, Outdorr Youth Engagement and Summer Science Camps Professional Development for Kane County School District ElementaryTeachers

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The 2014-15 Annual Report for the College of Education & Human Development at Southern Utah University.