Faculty member Pam Harrell wins 2011 Teacher Scholar Award

Pam HarrellResearch scientists, scholars, engineers and artists were among those honored at the 2011 Annual Research Reception and Awards presentation Nov. 1.

Fifteen faculty were nominated for their curiosity, commitment, research contributions and creative activity. The Office of Research and Economic Development began the tradition of an awards ceremony in 2009 as a way of acknowledging the many ways faculty research makes a profound difference at UNT, in the community, in Texas and in the global community.

COE faculty member Pamela Harrell won the Teacher Scholar Award. This award honors a mid-career faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in research or creative productivity while also performing in an extraordinary manner as a teacher. 

Harrell has been a faculty member at UNT for 11 years teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Curriculum and Instruction and Secondary Education. Her scholarship is tied to studying teacher quality and teacher effectiveness with the aim of improving the overall quality of education for students.

Her research demonstrates that student achievement is critically linked to teachers’ abilities both to comprehend and to effectively communicate subject matter. To this end, she has directed ambitious projects and has implemented pioneering teacher certification programs designed to improve teachers’ proficiency, lesson planning, and instruction techniques, especially in science and mathematics.  She is highly regarded in the field for her numerous and significant contributions to pedagogy and curricular innovation.

Harrell’s advocacy to support the professional development of teachers is matched by the excellence and passion she brings to the classroom as a teacher herself. She is consistently among the highest rated teachers in her department. Many letters of appreciation from students have described how she has assisted them in achieving their learning goals.

Julie West,  Office of Research and Economic Development

Joseph Thomas Walker

Principal Lecturer, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
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Coliseum 024-B
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940-369-7176
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joseph.walker@unt.edu

Reaching a Higher Level

Griffith, M. & Walker, J.

Aquatics International, 21,1, 62-64.

 

Published

Physical Activity in the Park Setting (PA-PS) Questionnaire: Reliability in a California State Wide Sample

Walker, J., Mowen, A,. Kruger, J., Morrow, J., Hendrick, W., Bricker, K.

Journal of Physical Activity and Health 6(Suppl 1)

 

Published

An Investigation of ADA Compliance of Aquatic Facilities in the North Texas Area

Pike, H., Walker, J.,Collins, J. & Hodges, J.

American Journal of Health Promotion 23,2,139-146

 

Repositioning Aquatics Employment

Griffith, M. & Walker, J.

Park and Recreation Business, 7,5, 39-41.

 

Benefits Based Staffing

Walker, J. & Griffith, M.

Park and Recreation Business 6,12, 46-47

Jakob Langberg Vingren

Professor, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation, Director, Applied Physiology Laboratory, Associate Chair for Research and Graduate Affairs
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Physical Education Building 210-H
Phone: 
940-565-3899
Email: 
jakob.vingren@unt.edu

Dr. Jakob Vingren received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas before pursuing a Ph.D. in Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut (currently ranked the #1 doctoral program in the country). During his undergraduate education he was a walk-on on the UNT football team as a tight end and took part in the Developing Scholars Mentor Program within the College of Education. Dr. Vingren’s research interests include resistance exercise and the effect of alcohol on hormones, muscle and athletic performance. One of the more out of the ordinary research projects he has worked on included resistance training of chronically intoxicated rats.


Recent Publications

Buddhadev, H. H., Vingren, J. L., Duplanty, A. A., & Hill, D. W. (2012) Mechanisms underlying the reduced performance measures from using equipment with a counterbalance weight system. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(3):641-647

Armstrong, L. E., Casa, D. J., Emmanuel, H., Ganio, M. S., Klau, J. F., Lee, E. C., Maresh, C. M., McDermott, B.P., Stearns, R. L., Vingren, J.L., Wingo, J. E., Williamson, K. H., & Yamamoto L. M. (2012) Nutritional, Physiological and Perceptual Responses During a Summer Ultra-Endurance Cycling Event. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(2):307-318.
    
Hill, D. W., & Vingren, J. L. (2012) Effect of pedaling cadence on maximal accumulated oxygen deficit. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 112(7):2637-2643.
    
Mazerolle, S., Ganio, M., Casa, D. J., Vingren, J. L., & Klau, J. (2011) Is oral temperature an accurate measurement of deep body temperature? A systematic review. Journal of Athletic Training, 46(5), 566?"573 (impact factor: 1.993)
    
Comstock, B. A., Solomon-Hill, G., Flanagan, S. D., Earp, J. E., Luk, H. Y., Dobbins, K. A., Dunn-Lewis, C., Fragala, M. S., Ho, J. Y., Hatfield, D. L., Vingren, J. L., Denegar, C. R., Volek, J. S., Kupchak, B. R., Maresh, C. M., & Kraemer, W. J. (2011) Validity of the Myotest® in Measuring Force and Power Production in the Squat and Bench Press. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(8), 2293-2297. (impact factor: 1.848)
    
Hill, D. W., & Vingren, J. L. (2011) Maximal accumulated oxygen deficit in running and cycling. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 36(6):831-8
    
Vingren, J. L., Buddhadev, H. H., & Hill, D. W. (2011) Smith machine counter-balance system affects measures of maximal bench press throw performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(7), 1951-6.

Marisa Moore

Lecturer, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
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Physical Education Building 210-G
Phone: 
940-565-3426
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Marisa.Moore@unt.edu

M. Jean Keller

Interim Department Chair, Professor, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
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Physical Education Building 205-K
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940-565-3427
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Jean.Keller@unt.edu

Published

Changing Student Behaviors in Changing Times. 

Estes, M.

Council for Exceptional Children Conference

 

Published

Keys to Healthy and Ethical Professional Helping.

 

 

Therapeutic Recreation Symposium for the Southwest

 

Published

Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities:  Experiencing Death as a Part of Life.

ARC’s 50th Annual Conference

 

Published

The 36-Hour Day (4th Edition).

 

 

Reviewed in ACTIVITIES, ADAPTATION & AGING

 

Published

Multi-Domain Interventional Trails for Memory Disorders.

 

First Alzheimer’s Association - Lou Ruvo Brain Institute Think Tank Meeting

Doryce Judd

Lecturer, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
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Office: 
Physical Education Building 209-B
Phone: 
940-565-2629
Email: 
doryce.judd@unt.edu

Teaching areas:  Kinesiology & Health Promotion
Research interests:  Intention of Exercise for At-Risk & Sedentary Populations

Published

Martin, S.B., Greenleaf, C.A., Rhea, D.J., Judd, E.E., Chambliss, H.O. (2009). Weight Beliefs among Adolescents: Weight Bias, Body Attitudes, and Physical Activity. Journal of Adolescent Health. 

David W. Hill

Professor, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation, Director, Applied Physiology Laboratory
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Office: 
Physical Education Building 205-L
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940-565-2252
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david.hill@unt.edu

Published

Hill DW. Anaerobic capacity in running and cycling

Vingren JL, and Hill DW. Application of the critical power concept to speedskating.

Rowher D, and Hill DW. Pulmonary function in older musicians.

Allen (Stoltz) SA, Ouk S, Ptak AL, Goodman SJ, and Hill DW. Effect of exercise mode on maximal accumulated oxygen deficit. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the CSEP, Halifax NS, Canada. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 31: S1, 2006.

Hill DW, Dillow CA, Pedini DM, Rosenthal KJ, Ouk S, and Ptak AL. Modeling the VO2 response profile in heavy intensity exercise. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the CSEP, Halifax NS, Canada. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 31: S36, 2006.

Jeff Earl Goodwin

Associate Professor, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
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Physical Education Building 205-H
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940-565-3431
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jeff.goodwin@unt.edu

Dr. Jeff Goodwin received his Ph.D. from Texas Woman's University. He has served as a department chair at two institutions before accepting the department chair position at UNT. In 2008, he stepped down as department chair to teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs in kinesiology. He is a research fellow with the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. His academic area of specialty is motor behavior and his research interests include practice scheduling and information feedback.


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Testing specificity and guidance hypotheses by manipulating relative frequency of KR scheduling in motor skill acquisition

Goodwin, J. E., Eckerson, J. M., & Voll, C.A., Jr.

Perceptual and Motor Skills, 93, 819-824

 

Published

Effect of fluid replacement on endurance performance

Bachle, J., Eckerson, J. M., Albertson, L., Petzel, D., Goodwin, J. E., & Ebersole, K.

Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 15(2), 217-224

 

Published

Athletic training education programs: To rank or not to rank?

Voll, C. A., Jr., Goodwin, J. E., & Pitney, W. A.

Journal of Athletic Training, 34, 48-52

 

Published

Effect of different quantities of variable practice on acquisition, retention, and transfer of a closed motor skill.

Goodwin, J. E., Grimes, C. R., Eckerson, J. M., & Gordon, P. M.

Perceptual and Motor Skills, 87, 147-151.

 

Published

The Goodwin resolution/challenge: Rethinking our thinking while removing the blinders.

Goodwin, J. E.

Michigan Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Journal, 16-17.

John Collins

Associate Professor, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
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Physical Education Building 210-Q
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940-565-2651
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johnr.collins@unt.edu

Dr. Collins authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, published abstracts, professional presentations, and technical reports. He has been involved in approximately $500,000.00 worth of collaborative research grants and served as a peer reviewer for several journals. His research interests include social-psychological dimensions related to resource and community based recreation planning and management; leisure services related administration, personnel, leadership, and workteam studies.


Published

An investigation of ADA compliance of aquatic facilities in the north Texas area.

Pike, H., Walker, J., Collins, J., & Hodges, J.

American Journal of Health Promotion

 

Published

Nigerian college students: HIV knowledge, perceived susceptibility for HIV and sexual behaviors

Chng, C.L., Huber, E., Eaddy, S., & Collins, J.

College Student Journal

 

Published

A research agenda for therapeutic recreation revisited.

Wilhite, B., Keller, J., Collins, J., & Jacobson, S.

Therapeutic Recreation Journal

 

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Leisure live! 

Safranek, J., Collins, J., & Wilhite, B.

Schole'

 

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The relationship between college students= self-esteem and the frequency and importance of their participation in recreational activities.

Collins, J., Valerius, L., King, T. C., & Graham, A.

Journal of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association

Bill Camp

Professor, Teacher Education and Administration
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Matthews Hall 218-A
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940-565-2753
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bill.camp@unt.edu

Since coming to UNT in 1997, Dr. Bill Camp has contributed actively to the graduate programs in Educational Administration. His research interests include educational law and finance, and he teaches courses on various aspects of educational leadership. He also supervises interns in the public schools and directs doctoral dissertations. His bachelor's and master's degrees are both from Texas Tech University, and his doctorate is from Virginia Tech University. Prior to his work at UNT, he served as professor, chair, and acting associate dean at California State University. He also taught previously at Oklahoma State University and Texas Tech. Other educational experience includes serving as assistant superintendent of schools, high school principal, and high school science teacher.


Recent Publications

Cummings, J. and Camp, B. "Affirmative Action." The Principals' Legal Handbook, ed. Lane, K., Conelly, M.J., and Mead, J. Education Law Association, 2004.

Frels, Kelly and Horner, Jeff (Ed.), Camp, Bill (Contributing Ed). Texas School Law: A Practical Guide. National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, 2004.

Hartmeister, F., Adkison, J., Trevino, R., Otto, D., and Camp, W. "Pupils." 2004 Yearbook of Education Law, Education Law Association, (ed.) Charles Russo.

Camp, W., Hartmeister, F., Brooks, J., Adkison, J., and Hudson, J. "Pupils." 2003 Yearbook of Education Law, Education Law Association, (ed.) Charles Russo.

Adkison, A., Camp, W., Hartmeister, F., Brooks, J. "Pupils." 2002 Yearbook of Education Law, Education Law Association, (ed.) Charles Russo.

Camp, W.E., Connelly, M.J., Lane, K., and Mead, J. (Ed.) School Law Handbook. Education Law Association, 2001.

Cummings, J., Hudson, J., Camp, W., Adkison, J. "Pupils." 2001 Yearbook of Education Law, Education Law Association, (ed.) Charles Russo.

Cummings, J. and Camp, W. "Affirmative Action." The Principals' Legal Handbook, ed. Camp, W., Connelly, M.J., Lane, K., and Mead, J. Education Law Association, 2001.

Huffman, J.B., Ausbrooks, C.Y., and Camp, W.E. "Pupils." 2000 Yearbook of Education Law, Education Law Association, (ed.) Charles Russo.

Awards and Recognitions

Distinguished Service Award, American Education Finance Association, 1989

National Rural Education Association Round-Up Forum, Competitive award to present research project, September 1988

Service Award, United Way, 1985

Selected for Outstanding Young Men of America, 1983

Selected for Beta Gamma Sigma, national scholastic honor society for business and management, 1983

Associations

Education Law Association

American Education Finance Association

Beta Gamma Sigma

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