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Dr. Sandra Shawver

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Title
Assistant Professor (Kinesiology)
Location
Bridwell Hall
Room
321

Bio

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, 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. It is my hope that we will be back in 2022 with an event many will want to be a part of.


My primary research area is the National Senior Games and I was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for this fantastic organization.


Institution Degree Graduation Date
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 Instructor 08/16/2009
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

Motivation to Participate in State Senior Games

Journal of Amateur Sport, 6(2): 1-22

Strategies for Using Flipgrid in the Kinesiology Classroom

US-China Review A, 10(5): 229-234.

Flipgrid Technology: Engaging Students in Kinesiology Higher Education

Abstract

Journal of Exercise Physiology, 22(6):19.

Swimming Seniors: You Can Teach an Old Fish New Tricks

Swimtastic.com Blog, January 2019

https://www.swimtastic.com/blog/swimming-seniors-you-can-teach-old-fish-new-tircks.

Motivating Factors of National Senior Games Participants

Doctoral Dissertation

https://twu-ir.tdl.org/handle/112749975