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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Dolly Lambdin Elected President-Elect of American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
RESTON, VA, May 7, 2013 – Dolly Downing Lambdin, Ed.D, a clinical professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin, is the new President-Elect of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). The organization's mission is: "To advance professional practice and promote research related to health and physical education, physical activity, dance and sport." Its vision statement is: "Healthy People – Physically Educated and Physically Active!"
As an AAHPERD national spokesperson, Dr. Lambdin will promote quality physical education, physical activity and sport programs and lend expertise to tackle the growing epidemic of physical inactivity in children and the importance of physical activity for everyone.
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. Over the course of her career, she has supervised more than 100 student 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 at the University of Texas in Austin.
An established leader, Lambdin has served AAHPERD in a variety of elected and appointed positions at the state and national levels. She was the President of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) in 2004-2005, member of the NASPE Executive Board from 2003-2006, and is presently a National Workshop Leader for Program Improvement in Physical Education. In addition to her leadership and service to the organization, she is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Margie Hanson Elementary Physical Education Service Award (2012), the NASPE Physical Education Teacher Education Honor Award (2009), and the Outstanding Leadership Award from the NASPE Council on School Leadership (1997).
Lambdin completed her Ed.D at the University of Massachusetts and her Masters of Arts in Physical Education at Columbia University, Teachers College. She began her professional teaching career in 1974 in New York City where she taught physical education to students in grades 1-6. In 1976, Lambdin moved to the University of Texas in Austin where she has taught for over 35 years including 13 years simultaneously teaching in public or private elementary schools. Her career extends beyond the classroom. Lambdin is also an award winning author. She 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.
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