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Jayne Jenkins to Be Inducted as Fellow in Physical Education Research Consortium

February 9, 2009 — Jayne M. Jenkins, associate professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Kinesiology and Health, will be among 14 researchers inducted as Research Consortium Fellows of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).

She will be inducted in April, joining approximately 375 fellows in the consortium, a member group of more than 5,500 research scholars and other members of the AAHPERD who have a strong interest in research.

Fellows are selected based on evidence of scholarship, including research presentations and publications. Attainment of fellow status is one of the most prestigious honors the research consortium can bestow on members, according to President Gilmour Reeve.

"Research Consortium fellows demonstrate an ongoing commitment to research and a high level of achievement in their field," Reeve says.

AAHPERD is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting those involved in physical education, leisure, fitness, dance, health promotion, and education and all specialties related to achieving a healthy lifestyle.

Jenkins has received awards for exemplary teaching. In 1992, she was named the Ellbogen Outstanding Graduate Assistant while she was pursuing her master's degree at UW, and in 2006 she received the John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award. She was also named the 2003 College of Health Sciences Outstanding Teacher and received numerous awards while teaching elementary physical and health education in Sheridan.

A faculty member at UW since 1999, Jenkins received her Ph.D. (1999) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, her master's degree (1995) from UW and a bachelor's degree (1971) from the University of Minnesota at Mankato.

AAHPERD is an alliance of five national associations, six district associations and a research consortium and is designed to provide members with a comprehensive and coordinated array of resources, support, and programs to help practitioners improve their skills and so further the health and well-being of the American public.

For more information on the consortium, visit

University of Wyoming Associate Professor Jayne Jenkins and kinesiology student Zach Preble observe as another pre-service teacher leads children at the Snowy Range Academy. They videotape the lessons and will meet with the pre-service teacher following the lesson.

Posted on Monday, February 09, 2009

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