- Assistant Professor (Kinesiology)
- Graduate and Adult Education
- Bridwell Hall
- College of Education, West
I am originally from Indiana. I moved to Wichita Fall in 1984 to start a 24 year career with the YMCA. In between I earned my Master's degree & taught collegiately in Salem, West Virginia & College Station, TX. I retired from the YMCA in 2007.
I love being active and am very competitive in selected sports. The outdoors is one of my happy places and I enjoy being with family and traveling.
I have been involved with developing, managing, and delivering the North Texas Senior Games since 1998. After the games were not offered for 10 years, I and other local leaders brought it back to Wichita Falls in 2017. From 2017-2019 MSUTexas was the host partner. We weren't able to host the event in 2020 or 2021 due to Covid. We are still working with local partners to bring the event back to Wichita Falls before the start of 2024. I am presently serving on the National Senior Games Board of Directors and am actively sitting on the Health & Wellness and National Games Committees.
My primary research area is the National Senior Games, how personality affects student learning and motivation.
|Texas Woman's University||Ph.D.||2015|
|Springfield College||Masters of Education||1990|
|Ball State University||Bachelor of Science|
|Employer||Position||Start Date||End Date|
|Midwestern State University||Associate Professor of Kinesiology||09/01/2023|
|Midwestern State University||Assistant Professor of Kinesiology||01/01/2016||08/31/2023|
|Midwestern State University||Instructor||08/16/2009||12/31/2015|
|Southside Youth Senter||Executive Director||10/17/2007||08/22/2009|
|Wichita Falls Metropolitan YMCA||CEO||08/16/2003||08/11/2007|
|Wichita Falls Metropolitan YMCA - Child Care Branch||Branch Director||08/24/2001||08/05/2003|
|Grand Prairie YMCA||Associate Executive Director||06/08/1999||08/16/2001|
Motivating Factors of National Senior Games Participants
Swimming Seniors: You Can Teach an Old Fish New Tricks
Swimtastic.com Blog, January 2019
Flipgrid Technology: Engaging Students in Kinesiology Higher Education
Journal of Exercise Physiology, 22(6):19.
Strategies for Using Flipgrid in the Kinesiology Classroom
US-China Review A, 10(5): 229-234.
Motivation to Participate in State Senior Games
Journal of Amateur Sport, 6(2): 1-22