Beulah Ann Harriss - Delta Psi Kappa Scholarship

Purpose: To provide scholarships for undergraduate and graduate Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation students at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the University of North Texas and College of Education in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Be an undergraduate or graduate major in any of the KHPR programs or their successors;
  3. Have junior or senior status according to UNT, if you are an undergraduate applicant.

Eurice Miller Bass Scholarship

Purpose: To provide scholarships for undergraduate KHPR students who live a healthy lifestyle.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the University of North Texas and College of Education in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Maintain full time enrollment at the University, unless they have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in their degree program;
  3. Be an undergraduate or graduate major in any of the KHPR programs or their successors;
  4. Sign a statement indicating that in the last 12 months affirming that you have not used unlawful drugs and have not abused alcoholic beverages.

Kenneth Bahnsen Scholarship

Purpose: To provide scholarships for undergraduate and graduate Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation students at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the University of North Texas and College of Education in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Maintain full time enrollment at the University, unless they have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in their degree program;
  3. Be an undergraduate or graduate major in any of the KHPR programs or their successors (preference given to student athletes)

Allen Jackson

Regents Professor, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
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Office: 
Physical Education Building 210-R
Phone: 
940-565-3421
Email: 
Allen.Jackson@unt.edu

Dr. Jackson has been a member of the UNT faculty since 1978. His principal professional interests are in measurement, research methods, and physical activity and health. He has been an author for over 100 publications including textbooks and research articles. His research and professional activities have been supported by over 1.5 million dollars in external funding. He is a fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Academy of Kinesiology and a member of the Science Board for the President's Council for Physical Fitness Sports & Nutrition.

Recent Publications

Trudelle-Jackson, E., and Jackson, A.W. Do Older Adults who Meet 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines Have Better Physical Performance than Those Who Do Not Meet? Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, in press.

 Levitt, D. E., Jackson, A.W., and Morrow, J. R. Jr. An Analysis of the Medical Costs of Obesity for Fifth Graders in California and Texas. International Journal of Exercise Science, 9, 1, 2016

 Swank, C., Trudelle-Jackson, E., Medley, A., Thompson, M., and Jackson, A.W. A Comparison of Physical Activity and Dual Task Gait Among Persons with Parkinson’s Disease and Health Older Adults. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, published online http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02703181.2015.1134747

McFarlin, B.K., Venable, A.S., Williams, R. R., and Jackson, A. W. Comparison of Techniques for the Measurement of Skin Temperature During Exercise in a Hot, Humid Environment. Biology of Sport, 32, 2015

Farrell, S.W., Finley, C.E., Jackson, A.W., Vega, G.L., and Morrow, Jr., J.R. Association of Multiple Adiposity Exposures and Cardiorespiratory Fitness with All-Cause Mortality in Men: The Cooper Center Longitudinal Center Study. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 89(6), 2014.

Tucker, J.S., Martin, S.., Morrow, J.R., Jackson, A.W., Greenleaf, C.A.,and Petrie, T.A. Relations Between Sedentary Behavior and FITNESSGRAM® Healthy Fitness Zone Achievement and Physical Activity. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 11, 2014.

Morrow, J.R., Jr., Tucker, J.S., Jackson, A.W., Martin, S.B., Greenleaf, C.A., and Petrie, T.A. Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines and Health-Related Fitness in Youth. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 44(5), 2013.

Rieck, T., Jackson, A. W., Martin, S. B., Petrie, T.A., and Greenleaf, C.A. Health-Related Fitness, Body Mass Index, and Risk of Depression among Adolescents. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45(6), 2013 .

Willis, B. L., Morrow, Jr., J. R., Jackson, A. W., DeFina, L. F., and Cooper, K. H. Secular Change in Cardiorespiratory Fitness of Men: Cooper Center Longitudinal Study. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 43, 11, 2011.

Trudelle-Jackson, E., Jackson, A. W., and Morrow, Jr., J. R. Relations of Meeting National Public Health Recommendations for Muscular Strengthening Activities with Strength, Body Composition, and Obesity: The WIN Study. American Journal of Public Health, 101, 10, 2011.

Patton, R. W., McGuire, A., Greenleaf, C., and Jackson, A. Sex Differences in Fitness Equipment Use. ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, 15, 3, 2011.

Welk, G. J., Jackson, A. W., Morrow, Jr., J. R., Haskell, W. H., Meredith, M. D., and Cooper, K. H. The Association of Health-Related Fitness with Indicators of Academic Performance in Texas Schools. Research Quarterly for Exercise Sport, 81, 3 (Supplement), 2010.

Morrow, Jr., J. R., Martin, S. B., and Jackson, A. W. Reliability and Validity of the FITNESSGRAM®: Quality of Teacher-Collected Health-Related Fitness Surveillance Data. Research Quarterly for Exercise Sport, 81, 3 (Supplement), 2010.

Martin, S. B., Ede, A., Morrow, Jr., J. R., and Jackson, A. W. Statewide Physical Fitness Testing: Perspectives From the Gym. Research Quarterly for Exercise Sport, 81, 3 (Supplement), 2010.

Jackson, A. W., Lee, D., Sui, X., Morrow, Jr.,  J. R., Church, T. S., Maslow, A. L., and Blair, S. N. Muscular strength is inversely related to prevalence and incidence of obesity in adult men. Obesity, 18, 10, 2010.

 

Google Scholar Report

  All Since 2011 Report Date:
November 3, 2016
Citations 7241 2719
H Index 50 30
I Index 108 62
  Year
2013 2014 2015
Citations Per Year 518 508 518

Alumnus earns 'Distinguished Professor' title

1994 counseling Ph.D. alumnus Richard E. Watts , professor and director for Sam Houston State University's Center for Research and Doctoral Studies in Counseling Education, has been recognized for his scholarship and service to the university with the title of Distinguished Professor.

“Distinguished University Professor recognizes faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to their discipline, who have received national recognition for their scholarly contributions and their service contributions to their discipline,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs David Payne.

“Dr. Watts has been recognized by his national organization as an outstanding scholar and an outstanding leader,” Payne said. “He’s a nice guy. You could say he’s a genuinely decent and caring human being who has demonstrated on campus that he cares for his students and models hard work and integrity.”

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Travel-Learn Program - Mark Twain Tour to Hannibal, MO

Date: 
Friday, May 20, 2011 - 10:00pm

Everything you always wanted to know about Mark Twain

A century after his death, Mark Twain is still one of the most well known and popular American writers.

Join one of our most popular Emeritus College faculty members, David Kesterson, as you travel to Twain's boyhood hometown of Hannibal Missouri, May 20-22.

This tour is limited to 20 people. Please note that if a minimum number of people do not sign up, the tour will be canceled.

Visit call.unt.edu/lifelonglearning or call 940-565-3482.

Graduate Summer Application Deadline

Date: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 10:00pm

No applications for graduate admission will be accepted after this date.

Convergent Boundaries

Date: 
Friday, June 10, 2011 - 5:00pm

Convergent Boundaries, an exhibition of original fashion designs by Zigwai Remy Odukomaiya, opens April 8 at Fashion on Main, 1901 Main St. in Dallas. This body of work created by Remy is a requirement for the Master of Fine Arts in the College of Visual Arts and Design. Exhibit hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays through June 10. For more information, visit tfc.unt.edu.

Abbas Tashakkori

Professor, Educational Psychology
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Office: 
Matthews Hall 316-H
Phone: 
940-565-2162
Email: 
abbas.tashakkori@unt.edu

Dr. Tashakkori is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of North Texas. His research focus is in Research and Evaluation Methodology. In 2010 he was honored as a Distinguished Mentor by the American Educational Research Association - Division of Research Methodology.


Publications

Teddlie, C. & Tashakkori, A. (in press). Mixed methods: Contemporary issues in an emerging field. In N. K. Denzin & Y. S. Lincoln (Eds.), Handbook of qualitative research (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Tashakkori, A. & Newman, I. (2010).  Mixed Methods: Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Research.  In McGaw, B., Baker, E. & Peterson, P. P. (Eds) International Encyclopedia of Education (3rd Edition).

Tashakkori, A. & Teddlie, C. (2010).  Current developments and emerging trends in integrated research methodology.  In Tashakkori, A. & Teddlie, C. (Eds.) Handbook of mixed methods in social and behavioral research (2nd Edition).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

Teddlie, C. & Tashakkori, A.   Overview of contemporary issues in mixed methods research.  In Tashakkori, A. & Teddlie, C. (Eds.) Handbook of mixed methods in social and behavioral research (2nd Edition).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

Tashakkori, A., & Teddlie, C. (Eds) (2010).  Handbook of mixed methods in social and behavioral research (2nd Edition).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Tashakkori, A. & Teddlie, Ch.  (2010).  Putting the human back in “human research methodology”: The researcher in mixed methods research.   Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 4 (4), 271-277.


Integrated methods for studying a systemic conceptualization of stress and coping.  In K. M. T. Collins, A. J. Onwuegbuzie & Q. G. Jiao (Eds.) Toward a broader understanding of stress and coping: Mixed methods approaches Tashakkori, A., Brown, L. M. & Borghasie, P.

Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches to Research.  In Rog and Bickman,  Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods (2nd Edition) Tashakkori, A., & Teddlie, Ch.

Foundations of Mixed Methods Research: Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Teddlie, C., & Tashakkori, A.

Envisioning the future stewards of the research enterprise Tashakkori, A., & Creswell, J. Journal of Mixed Methods Research

Rossana Boyd

Principal Lecturer, Teacher Education and Administration
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Office: 
Matthews Hall 206
Phone: 
940-565-2933
Email: 
rossana.boyd@unt.edu

Dr. Boyd is a native of Honduras and a citizen of the United States. She holds a B. A. in Educational Administration from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, a M.Ed. in educational supervision from Southeastern Louisiana University, and a Ph D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Louisiana State University. In Honduras she worked as an elementary school teacher and as principal of a bilingual school. She also worked as coordinator of a master’s degree in curriculum for the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional and as a consultant for the Universidad nacional Autonoma de Honduras.

In the United States she worked in Louisiana as a high school teacher, as state ESL/Bilingual education director, as professional developer, coordinator, instructor, director and grant manager of programs related to teacher preparation in ESL, bilingual education and alternative certification. At the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, she worked as a program specialist providing technical assistance in five states, AL, AR, LA, GA, and MS and as an independent consultant and evaluator on issues related to Hispanic students, their families and English language learners in general. She also worked at Southeastern Louisiana University as director of federal grants for the preparation of ESL teachers and as coordinator of FIE and FIPSE grants for the prepration of alternative certification teachers. She is the past president and current SIG Chair of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) and the director of the Bilingual/ESL teacher certification programs at the University of North Texas in Denton. In the fall of 2012 Dr. Boyd won the Outstanding Online Teaching and Course Award at UNT.


Recent Conference Presentations

Boyd, R., Woods, C., Terry, N. & Dudash, M. (2013). Project NEXUS - Teaching Mathematics and Science to ELL Students. BEAM Conference, Dallas, Texas

Boyd, R, Subramaniam, K. & Dudash, M. (2013). A Partnership for Professional Development for Mathematics and Science Teachers of ELLs. TESOL Conference, Dallas, TX

Boyd, R. (2013). Project NEXUS a Title III National Professional Development Program. NABE Conference, Orlando, Florida

Woods, C., Terry, N., Dudash, M. & Boyd, R. (2013). Strategies for Teachign Algebra to ELL Students. TABE Conference, Houston, TX.

Boyd, R. & Fuchs, J. (2012). Facilitating and Engaging Learning Discussion in Your Course, Denton, TX

Boyd, R. (2012) Promoting Bilingual Education Around the World. Foro Mundial de Educacion, Mexico

Boyd, R. (2012) Future Bilingual Teachers' Academy. New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education, Albuquerque, NM

Boyd, R. (2012) Future Bilingual Teachers' Academy. MASBA, San Antonio, TX

Boyd, R. (2012) Tapping into Young People's Passion to Teach. National Association for Bilingual Education, Dallas, TX

Boyd, R. (2012) The Impact of the New Education Laws and Policies. The Global Institute for Language and Literacy.

Boyd, R. (2012) Online Courses for Bilingual and ESL Education Teacher Certification. Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and Redesign, Denton, TX

Boyd, R. & Fuchs, J. (2012). Facilitating and Engaging Learning Discussion in Your Course. Denton, TX

Subramaniam, K & Boyd, R. (2012). Collages for Teaching Science to ELL Students. Texas Association For Bilingual Education Conference, San Antonio, TX

Boyd, R. (2011). Bilingualism. Presentation delivered at the Louisiana Association for Bilingual Education conference, New Orleans, LA

Boyd, R. &, H. (2011). The effectiveness of Bilingual Education Programs. Presentation delivered to the League of Women Voters of Irving, TX

Harris, M., Thomas, J., Dixon-Krauss, L., & Boyd, R. (2011). Embracing linguistic and cultural diversity in North Texas.Annual conference of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, February 25, San Diego, CA.

Boyd, R., Weiller, K. , & Bridges, J. (2011) Developing English and Spanish Language Skills through Movement. TexTESOL, San Antonio, TX

Boyd, R., Weiller, K. , & Bridges, J. (2011) Developing English and Spanish Language Skills through Movement. AHPERD, San Diego, CA

Boyd, R., Weiller, K. , & Bridges, J. (2011) Developing English and Spanish Language Skills through Movement. National Association for Bilingual Education, New Orleans, LA

Boyd, R. (2011) Needs of Central American Immigrant Students in Texas Schools. BEAM Conference, Colleyville, TX

Weiller, K., Bridges, J. & Boyd, R. (2011). Developing vocabulary in English and in Spanish using movement. AAHPERD annual conference, March 31, San Diego, CA.

Weiller, K., & Boyd, R. (2011). Developing vocabulary in English using movement. Texas Teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages annual conference, October 25, San Antonio, TX.

Grants

2013-2015. Roberto Alonzo Scholarship Program, funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. $300,000. Role: PI

2012-2017. Project NEXUS funded by the U. S. Department of Education. $985,000. Role: PI

January 2011-2013. Future Bilingual Teachers Academy project funded by the Sid Richardson Foundation and the College of Education. $70,000. Role: PI.

Current Activities in Professional Organizations

National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)

2013-2014, Manuscript Reviewer, NABE Journal of Research and Practice
2013-2014, Chair, ESL in Bilingual Education Special Interest Group
2012-2013, Past President and Member at Large
2011-2012, President
2010-2013, Chair, ESL in Bilingual Education Special Interest Group
2008-2012, Bilingual Research Journal Manuscript Reviewer
2008-2009, Vice President and Central Region Representative
2008-2012, Conference Proposal Reviewer

National Association for Alternative Certification (NAAC)

2013 - Section Editor, Journal of the NAAC
2012 - NAAC Manuscript Reviewer

Memberships

2005-2013, National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)

2010-2011, Texas Association for Multicultural Education (TAME)

2007-2013, Texas Association for Bilingual Education (TABE)

2010-2011, Louisiana Association for Bilingual Education (LABE)

2007-2013, Bilingual/ESL Association of the Metroplex (BEAM)

2010-2013, Teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

2010-2011, Texas Teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages (TexTESOL)

2003-2013, National Association for Alternative Certification (NAAC)

2011-2013, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

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