Kinesiology Associate Professor Carson named recipient of 2014 Southern District Scholar Award from Southern District of American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

02/25/14

LSU School of Kinesiology Associate Professor Dr. Russell Carson was selected as the 2014 Southern District Scholar Award from the Southern District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

This award is given to an outstanding professional scholar who promotes and stimulates scholarly activity among professionals representing the various disciplines within the field. It recognizes senior level scholars who have made and continue to make significant contributions to the profession.

 

“Being named Southern District Scholar is an honor for Carson and the School of Kinesiology,” said Dr. Melinda Solmon, director of School of Kinesiology. “He is very deserving of this regional award and this brings positive recognition to the College of Human Sciences. Carson’s selection by the awards committee is a reflection of the respect they have for the contribution he has made to physical education and physical activity promotion.”

 

In order to be qualified for this award Carson achieved a commendable record of scholarly presentations, is currently producing scholarship, is capable of synthesizing phenomena and communicating facts appropriate to the membership, and is willing to assume duties and responsibilities as a Southern District Scholar.   

 

President of Southern District AAHPERD Sandra Sims presented this award to Carson during the 2014 Southern District Convention in Lexington, Kentucky on February 22, 2014.

 

“This award is not given lightly, as we intend that its recipients have made outstanding contributions in their professional career,” said Sims. “You truly deserve this award and it is my privilege to present it to you.”

 

Carson’s academic scholarship has focused on the psychological processes of teachers. He is particularly interested in understanding the linkage between teachers’ daily emotional encounters, on-the-job performance, and overall burnout.

 

Besides his scholarly achievements, Carson’s dedication to his students and personal pedagogy is unyielding. Whether it was teaching/coaching international secondary students in Rome, Italy, supervising student teachers at both the elementary and secondary levels, or now teaching instructional methods, curriculum design, sport psychology, and stress management courses to undergraduate and graduate students alike, Carson is a deeply committed to experience-driven education.

 

He has also served as a guest reviewer for top research journals in education and physical education.

 

The 2014 Southern District Scholar Award is given to an outstanding professional scholar in the Southern District American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD). The Southern District Scholar Award promotes and stimulates scholarly activity among professionals representing the various disciplines within the field; recognizes senior level scholars who have made and continue to make significant contributions to the profession; and designates the Southern District Scholar for the ensuing year. 

 

AAHPERD is the largest organization of professionals involved in physical education, physical activity, dance, school health and sport--all specialties related to achieving an active, healthy lifestyle. Its mission is to advance professional practice and promote research related to health and physical education, physical activity, dance and sport by providing its members with a comprehensive and coordinated array of resources, support and programs to help practitioners improve their skills to further the health and well-being of the American public. AAHPERD’s mission is to advance professional practice and promote research related to health and physical education, physical activity, dance, and sport.

 

About SOK
The LSU School of Kinesiology advances the understanding of physical activity, sport, and health to optimize the quality of life for diverse populations through excellence in teaching, learning, discovery, and engagement.

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About CHSE
The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. Formed in 2012, CHSE brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.

Visit the College of Human Sciences & Education at chse.lsu.edu