SHAPE America Distinguished Lecture Series
Each year, the Distinguished Lecture Series is one of the highlights of the
extensive research program at SHAPE America’s National Convention & Expo.
Each of the four lectures provides the opportunity for in-depth coverage of a
relevant topic, as well as formal peer recognition of outstanding scholars and
leaders in the field.
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for the location of each lecture.
The Daryl Siedentop Scholar Lecture is presented in recognition of
research/creative activities which enrich the depth and scope of health,
leisure, sport, dance and related activities.
Getting and Keeping Young Children on the Mountain of Motor Development:
Promoting Physical Literacy Journeys in Vulnerable Children
Wednesday, March 29 | 12-1 p.m.
A core component of promoting physical literacy journeys is the competence
and confi-dence to move. For children in early childhood this involves the
development of critical fundamental motor skills (FMS) and enhanced
perceptions of motor competence (PMC). A key model of motor development
(Stodden et al., 2008) speaks to the importance of both FMS and PMC as a
foundation for future physical activity and sport. Our research suggests
many vulnerable children from low income communities do not possess the
necessary FMS and PMC to support physical literacy and are in need of
evidence-based motor skill interventions. The SKIP motor skill program has
been implemented by experts and non-experts globally in a response to this
call and is based on 30 years of evidence. This presen-tation summarizes
the design, development, outcomes, and evolution of SKIP across three
decades of research summarizing key outcomes and drawing lessons for
professional prac-tice and policy.
Dr. Jacqueline Goodway is Chair and Professor of Kinesiology in the
Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University. Her Ph.D is
from Michigan State University in Exercise Science and Motor Development.
Dr. Goodway’s research agenda focuses on promoting an “Active Start” in
young children from vulnerable communities and elucidating the role motor
competence plays in being physically active and promoting a healthy
lifestyle. This work is framed within the larger picture of physical
literacy and supporting children’s physical literacy journeys from early
childhood to adolescence.
Dr. Goodway is best known for her 30+ years of research on the Successful
Kinesthetic Instruction for Preschoolers (SKIP)motor skill program which
has been adopted across four continents. This work has shown that young
children growing up in poverty across the globe demonstrate significant
developmental delays in critical fundamental motor skills that are
necessary for an active and healthy lifestyle and evidence-based programs
are needed to remediate these developmental delays. Implementation of Dr.
Goodway’s evidenced-based SKIP motor skill program by motor development
experts and trained early childhood teachers has resulted in significant
improvements in children’s fundamental motor skills, increased perceptions
of motor competence, and greater engagement in physical activity along
with enhanced physical literacy. SKIP has also been integrated into a
wholistic curriculum resulting in improvements in early academic literacy
skills and enhanced executive function. Dr. Goodway has also
collaboratively developed one of the leading conceptual models in motor
development research, the Developmental Trajectory model articulating the
important role of motor competence in driving physical activity behaviors
across childhood and adolescence. This model has been cited extensively
(2411 citations) and serves as the core of other scholars work across the
Dr. Goodway has co-published a leading textbook in motor development, over
90+ peer-reviewed articles, 13 book chapters, 68 keynote presentations,
and over 300 presentations, receiving numerous awards for her work. Dr.
Goodway is a Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology, inaugural
Fellow of the International Motor Development Research Consortium, and
Fellow of the North American Society of Health, Physical Education,
Recreation, Sport and Dance Professionals, and a Research Fellow of the
Wales Academy for Health and Physical Literacy. She is considered one of
the leading motor development scholars globally and has had significant
scholarly impact on the field. Dr. Goodway has a strong passion to
translate her research into professional practice for teachers and most
importantly, positively impact the lives of the children and families with
whom she works across the globe.
The purpose of the Raymond A. Weiss Lecture is to support a scholarly
presentation by an individual in the arts and sciences who is an outstanding
leader and who has made an important contribution to his or her field, and
who has ties to one or more of the fields of HPERD.
Run for the Roses: Striving for the Trifecta in Kentucky
Thursday, March 30 | 12-1 p.m.
This presentation will share strategies for obtaining the “trifecta” in
higher education from a Kentucky perspective. In higher education, the
academic triad exists for faculty in that we are challenged to balance a
healthy dose of quality teaching, engaging research, and valuable service
to our students, department, College, university and the community. For
some, a fourth component of administration adds to our responsibilities.
An overview of how to bridge this triad (or quad) with the ultimate goal
of promoting meaningful, lifelong activity will be shared.
Heather Erwin earned her Ph.D. in 2006 from the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign in Pedagogical Kinesiology and Master’s in Adapted
Physical Education from the University of Arkansas. Her undergraduate
degree is in K-12 Physical Education with teaching certification. She is
currently a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health
Promotion at the University of Kentucky, where she serves as Department
Chair. She has taught public school physical education and worked with
teachers and administrators in school districts, recreation programs, and
youth sport organizations across the country to promote youth to be
physically active for a lifetime. She has authored over 100 articles,
books, chapters, and position statements, both data-based and applied.
The C. H. McCloy Memorial Lecture provides for in-depth coverage of a
research topic and an opportunity to give formal peer recognition to persons
who have made outstanding contributions to HPERD through their research
efforts. The lecture also provides a form of continuing recognition for
Charles H. McCloy, one of the great pioneer scientists and leaders of the
profession. The C. H. McCloy Research Lecture was inaugurated at the 1980
National Convention and Exposition.
Deeper Learning as Prevention Science in PETE and HETE
Thursday, March 30 | 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Thirty years after Steven Blair’s C. H. McCloy Research Lecture outlined the evidence of the health-protective benefits of physical activity and the public health burden of sedentary behaviors, we continue to underestimate the value of physical and health education as prevention science. Implementing Best Practices in PETE and HETE can deepen teacher candidates' cognitive, intrapersonal, and interpersonal learning by integrating critical thinking and problem-solving as requisite skills for the teaching profession. In education, deeper learning is the scaffolding of concepts (e.g., self-management) and the transfer of learning from one context to another. Deeper learning, as a data analysis technique, uses large data sets to learn by example, and its applications are commonly found in finance and healthcare. The rapidly changing world requires teachers to have adaptable skills. Engaging teachers in deeper learning has practical and forecasting benefits for PK12 students. This presentation will operationalize key terminology, discuss the first steps, and consider how to provide deep learning experiences that would advance learnings in physical and health education as prevention.
Darla M. Castelli, PhD, is a full professor in the Department of
Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin.
Working with school-aged youth in physical activity and clinical settings
for more than 30 years, she has designed six federally funded physical
activity interventions while publishing over 130 papers in pedagogy and
public health outlets. As a Principal Investigator of the Whole
Communities – Whole Health UT Austin Grand Challenge, Dr. Castelli studies
the effects of physical activity on cognitive and brain health in children
using community-engaged transdisciplinary team science. To do so, she has
secured over 24 million dollars in grant funding. Dr. Castelli is a fellow
in SHAPE America (2007), the National Academy of Kinesiology (2014), and
the North American Society for Health, Physical Education, Sport, and
Dance (2022). She has also received the following career awards, AERA
Catherine Ennis Career Scholar Award (2020-2021), SHAPE America Research
Scholar Award (2020-2021), and SHAPE America Curriculum and Instruction
Award (2020) for her research.
Established in 2006, the Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport Lecture
provides for in-depth coverage of a research topic and an opportunity to
give formal peer recognition to persons who have made outstanding
contributions to the research represented in the sections of the RQES.
Multi-Institutional Mentoring Consortium to Training Future Leaders:
Lessons We Learned
Friday, March 31 | 8-9 a.m.
Critical shortages in qualified physical educators to teach children with
disabilities and a lack of qualified faculty have been a cause for
concern. A Multi-Institutional Mentoring Consortium (MAMC) was created in
response to this problem. This presentation aims to share (a) the
conceptualization and implementation of MAMC and (b) the lessons we
learned about recruiting training and building capacity. The principle we
have learned may be generally applied to the broader field of Kinesiology.
Joonkoo (JK) Yun is LeRoy T Walker Distinguished Professor in the College
of Human Performance and Health at East Carolina University (ECU). Prior
to joining ECU, he was a professor and OSU Endowed IMPACT for Life Scholar
at Oregon State University for 20 years. He completed his undergraduate
education at Sung Kyun Kwan University in Korea. He finished his graduate
education and a doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
and Indiana University, respectively. He has been committed to improving
the quality of adapted physical activity services for individuals with
disabilities. His accomplishments in teaching include mentoring over 100
graduate students, including 37 graduate students and post-doctoral
scholars as a major professor, and lecturing over 80 undergraduate and
graduate courses. He also strives to provide quality guidance to his
students. For example, three of his graduate students’ projects were the
finalist for the Graduate Student Research of the Year award for the
Research Consortium of Shape America, and one of his doctoral students
received the OSU CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award for Social
Dr. Yun has also made significant contributions to the body of knowledge
through his research activities. His ultimate goal is to promote full
participation and active lifestyles to promote inclusion, decrease
disparities and improve the quality of life of individuals with
disabilities through evidence-based practice. His line of studies has
focused on the issues related to measurement and revealing underlying
mechanisms to promote physical activity and inclusion as well as training
highly qualified personnel in adapted physical activity. He has received a
number of awards and recognition, including the G. Lawrence Rarick
Research Award from the National Consortium for Physical Education for
Individuals with Disabilities. During his academic career, he has procured
nearly $14 million in extramural grants and contracts, including nearly
$10 million as a Principal Investigator. In addition, he has served as a
present of the North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity and
an associate editor for Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly and Research
Quarterly for Exercise Sciences.