M.S. University of Michigan 1996 Go Blue

Division of Kinesiology UM Kinesiology
Emphasis in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition

B.S. Western Illinois University 1979

Physical Education, Emphasis in Athletic Training and K-12 Education

Work Experience

University of Michigan 1985-1997

As an Instructor in the Division of Kinesiology I taught Anatomy & Physiology, Applied Motor Learning, Adult Fitness Instruction, Elementary PE Methods and Individual Sports and Mainstreaming.

As Instructional Technology Liason I was involved with overseeing the implementation of instructional technology within the division and trained faculty in use of equipment and presentation software. Serving on many campus-wide committees to facilitate the uses of technology on campus, I became more interested in the issues of technology in the classroom.

I was the Director of Training for the Adult Lifestyle Program and supervised and trained all fitness instructors for the program. Keeping current with fitness research and trends, I often led seminars in proper fitness instruction for Detroit area YMCA's and area PE teachers.

As a Graduate Student Assistant I taught a variety of fitness and sport activity classes. Frequently involved with assisting research studies, I developed an appreciation for importance of science and research in developing sound health and fitness programs. Involvement with studies on the effectiveness of various strength training equipment and the effects of exercise and diet on weight loss and lean muscle mass conservation turned my appreciation to passion.

The Early Years 1980-1985

I was an Elementary Physical Education Teacher in Bettendorf IA., a High School Physical Education and Health Teacher, Athletic Trainer and Tennis Coach in Moline, IL.

I was Assistant Manager and Fitness Director at a local Naperville Health club before moving to Ann Arbor, MI.

In between all those various main positions:
I was a Nautilus Instructor, an Aerobics Teacher, a "Singing Wench" in a Medieval Themed Restaurant, a Sales Rep for an office furniture and supply company, an Independent Aerobics Instructor and Personal Trainer and took business classes at the local community college!

Why do I tell you all this? To help you recognize that the path to professional fullfillment is winding with many sidetracks. Enjoy It!

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