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Brad Strand, Professor, Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences, and Henry Ruud, teacher at Climax Fisher High School presented “Talent Identification: Essential or Overrated” at the Central District SHAPE conference held in Moorhead, MN. Brad also presented “Leading Fast and Slow”. 

Ann Clapper and Tom Hall, Associate Professors, School of Education did a poster presentation at the Lilly Conference held recently in Newport Beach, CA.  The presentation, entitled “School District/University Partnerships: Moving Teacher Leadership Forward in the 21st Century” was based on the Teacher Leadership Academy model that North Dakota State University is piloting in the West Fargo School District. Larry Napoleon and Jeanette Hoffman, Assistant Professors, School of Education, presented the work of the Teacher Education Support and Remediation committee in a presentation titled “Helping students find success: Retention or redirection?” which focused on the model of support the committee uses to identify early those students in distress and how working with the students improves student success.

Jill Keith, doctoral candidate in Exercise Science and Nutrition has been notified that "Barriers & Strategies for Success for American Indian College Students: A Review," has been accepted for publication in the Journal of College Student Development and will be published in late 2016. Co-authors include Sherri Stastny and Ardith Brunt, Associate Professors in Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences.

Undergraduate Exercise Science students, Ben Olson and Austin Schmidt, each had abstracts accepted at the 2015 National American College of Sports Medicine Conference in San Diego, California. The research project the students worked on were supported by the Undergraduate Research Award by the College of Human Development and Education. Their research advisor is Kyle Hackney, Assistant Professor in Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences.

Heather Fuller-Iglesias, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Science, had a manuscript entitled “The view from back home: Interpersonal dynamics of transnational Mexican families” accepted for publication in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Kwangsoo Park, Assistant Professor in Apparel, Design, and Hospitality Management, had a paper titled “Determinants of Spending by Motorcycle-Rally Visitors” accepted for publication in Event Management. Kwangsoo Park is the sole author of the paper.

Tyler Kosel, HNES graduate student, and Brad Strand, Professor, Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences had an article titled “Ensuring positive transfer in physical education and sport” published in the Alabama HPERD Association Journal. 

Kara Gravley-Stack, who received her PhD in Education in December, has been selected as the Outstanding Dissertation Award winner for 2015 by the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE).  Her dissertation was titled “Achieving Inclusive Excellence: The Role of Change Agents and Institutional Artifacts in Diversifying Institutions.”   Kara’s award will be presented at the NADOHE Annual Conference in Washington, DC on March 17, 2015.  In addition to the plaque and recognition, she will also receive a monetary award.  Kara is the Director of Diversity Initiatives at NDSU.  Claudette Peterson, Assistant Professor in Education was her advisor and Chris Ray, Assistant Professor in Education, also served on her dissertation committee.

Andria Padilla, HNES MS graduate, and Brad Strand, Professor, Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences, had an article titled 'Establishing a motivational climate in youth sports' published in the Mississippi Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

Featured Research Project


External Developmental Assets and Rural Adolescent Mental Health by Alison Brennan, B.A., Brandy A. Randall, Ph.D., Molly Secor-Turner, Ph.D., R.N., NDSU

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Last Updated: Friday, March 06, 2015 6:55:56 AM