LSU Kinesiology Professor Receives Scholar Award
BATON ROUGE – LSU School of Kinesiology Associate Professor Russ 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, or AAHPERD.
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 Dr. Carson and the School of Kinesiology,” said 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 & Education. Dr. 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 productions and 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 will be my privilege to present it to you.”
The 2014 Southern District Scholar Award is given to an outstanding professional scholar in the Southern District 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.
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. Visit the School of Kinesiology at www.lsu.edu/kinesiology.
The College of Human Sciences & Education is a nationally accredited division of LSU. Formed in 2012, the college 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 Human Resource Education and Workforce 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 eight 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 www.chse.lsu.edu.