LSU Professor Named President of Research Consortium
BATON ROUGE – Melinda Solmon, the Roy Paul Daniels Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Kinesiology in the LSU College of Education, became the 2011-12 President-Elect of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, or AAHPERD, Research Consortium in April at the AAHPERD annual meeting in San Diego.
By accepting this role, Solmon began a three-year term of board service which will transition to the president in 2012 and the past-president in 2013.
Solmon was elected as an Research Consortium Fellow in 1994 and has had a strong involvement in both service and scholarship. She served as secretary, pedagogy review panel chair, research writing award committee chair, grants committee chair and member of the ethics committee.
Solmon received a Research Consortium established investigator grant and mentored two LSU students who each received a graduate student Research Consortium grant award and an Research Consortium graduate student research award.
With 20,000 members, AAHPERD is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting professionals involved in physical education, recreation, fitness, sport and coaching, dance, health education and promotion, and all specialties related to achieving a healthy and active lifestyle.
For more information about AAHPERD, visit www.aahperd.org.
For more information about the LSU College of Education Department of Kinesiology, visit www.lsu.edu/coe/kinesiology.