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Marilyn M. Buck
Associate Provost and Dean, University College, Ball State University
After completing an undergraduate degree in physical education Marilyn Buck taught health and physical education and coached for twelve years at Ballard Junior High School in Huxley, Iowa. During that time a master's degree was earned from the University of Utah also in physical education with an emphasis in sport psychology. In 1986 Buck left public school teaching to pursue a doctorate at Brigham Young University which she received in 1989 in physical education curriculum and instruction with a cognate in educational leadership. A role as an assistant professor of physical education came at Ball State University in fall 1989. From 1999 until 2005 Buck coordinated the physical education teacher education program. The program was a leader in the use of technology in physical education, particularly heart rate monitors during those years. Buck has written over 40 publications which include two textbooks. She has made over 100 presentations at the state, district, national, and international levels. Besides the use of technology in physical education Buck's work has focused on the application of teaching methodology to the K-12 setting, primarily as a secondary specialized.
Buck has served AAHPERD in a variety of capacities including serving two terms on the Board of Governors as the Midwest District representative and as co-chair of the local planning committee for the 2010 Indianapolis National Convention. She also served on the local planning committee for the Chicago National Convention. Her Alliance Committees have included Nominations, Finance, Bylaws, and Criteria for Success. She also has been a program reviewer for the Research Consortium for over ten years.
Buck has been an active member of NASPE serving on the Middle and Secondary School Physical Education Council Executive Committee for three years and as a member of the planning committee for three national conferences including chairing the 1997 national NASPE technology conference. She served as a reviewer for the STAR schools program. Buck planned a training session for STAR reviewers that used video conferencing to train one group in Indianapolis while another group participated from the Ball State campus for a full day of training. This was the first AAHPERD event of this type.
Service to Midwest District of AAHPERD has included 15 years on the Midwest Board, one year as Midwest District President, four years as Secretary, a year as Vice President, Physical Education, and on several committees. Buck has also been active in the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE) serving as President and Vice President and as a member of the Board for several years.
Honors Marilyn Buck has received include the AAHPERD Honor Award and the Midwest District and Indiana AHPERD Honor Awards, the Distinguished Administrator and Service Awards from the NAKHE; the Midwest District Meritorious Service Award and the Indiana AHPERD Leadership Recognition Award. At Ball State she has received the Outstanding Faculty Service Award.
Marilyn Buck's professional career reflects an individual who is willing to serve her chosen profession in a variety of capacities whenever needed.
Dolly D. Lambdin
Clinical Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
The University of Texas at Austin
Dolly Lambdin, EdD, is a clinical professor in the Department of Kinesiology & Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin, where she has taught since 1976. She has 16 years experience teaching grades K-8 in public and private schools and for many years taught mornings in an elementary school and afternoons at the university. She has supervised over 100 student teachers, visiting thousands of public school classes and learning from scores of fabulous "cooperating teachers". She teaches elementary teaching methods and curriculum courses at the undergraduate level and Technology in Physical Education, Analysis of Teaching, and Current Issues in Physical Education in the masters and doctoral programs in the Physical Education Teacher Education Program in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at UT Austin.
Lambdin is the recipient of the Margie Hansen Elementary Physical Education Distinguished Service Award (2012), the Texas Exes Elizabeth Shatto Massey Award for Excellence in Teacher Education (2009) and the NASPE Physical Education Teacher Education Honor Award (2009). In addition she has been named the Texas College and University Teacher of the Year (2003) and received the Outstanding Leadership Award from the NASPE Council on School Leadership (1997).
As President of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) from 2004-05, Dr. Lambdin worked to put NASPE standards in the hands of teachers, administrators and the general public so that individuals at all levels would recognize quality physical education. She served on the writing teams for the Texas Physical Education Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in Physical Education; the National and Texas State Physical Education Beginning Teacher Standards; and National Physical Education Appropriate Practices Guidelines. She is a founding member of the Board of Directors of Active Life and serves on advisory boards for Fitnessgram, the Center for the Advancement of Standards Based Physical Education Reform (CASPER), PECentral and HealthStart. In addition she serves on the Management Board for The University of Texas Elementary School and the Board of Directors for the Trinity Child Development Center in Austin.
Lambdin has co-authored numerous texts, including Putting Research to Work in Elementary Physical Education with Lawrence F. Locke and two Texty award winning physical education textbooks: Fitness for Life Middle School with Chuck Corbin and Guy LeMasurier; and Fitness for Life: Elementary School with Chuck Corbin, Guy LeMasurier and Meg Greiner. The elementary series includes grade level guides for classroom teachers, a guide for physical education teachers, and a comprehensive guide for coordinators. The series is designed to establish school-wide support and visibility for healthy habits, physical activity, and physical education.
Lambdin's passion is helping teachers learn to nurture in their students the skills, knowledge, habits and desire to be physically active and make healthy choices now, and for the rest of their lives.