HHPR Chair Dr. Paul Gordon Named to Expert List
Dr. Paul Gordon, who joined the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation as chair in fall 2013, has been listed as the No. 6 expert in the country on resistance training. The ranking came from ExpertScape, a group that uses a weighting technique to measure academic research publication on biomedical topics. Dr. Gordon came to Baylor, from the University of Michigan, with 20 years of experience in academia and medicine and has been principal or co-investigator on several National Institute of Health funded projects.
Five SOE students earn All-America Football Honors
Baylor football players Cyril Richardson, Ahmad Dixon, Antwan Goodley, and Spencer Roth -- all students in the Baylor School of Education's Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation (HHPR) -- have earned All-America honors. Also honored was quarterback Bryce Petty, a master's candidate in HHPR. Richardson is well on his way to earning unanimous All-America status, after having been on eight All-America teams. Petty was also 2013 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year in mid-December.
SOE Grad Robert Durón Assumes Leadership Role at TASB
Robert Duron has been named associate executive director of District Services for the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). Robert holds the EdD degree from Baylor's School of Education.
A Farewell to Floyd Casey Stadium:
Various ceremonial events held at the final game in Floyd Casey Stadium on Saturday had School of Education Alumni helping to permanently turn out the lights on the stadium: Don Trull, BA '64, Walter Abercrombie, MSED '92 BSED '86, Senior Cyril Richardson and Bears Quarterback Bryce Petty BSED '13 and presently Master's Candidate in Health, Human Performance and Recreation. More on the stadium's history can be found here: Dallas Morning News, FOX News, Associated Press
Baylor Professor Named State Advocate for the Gifted
Susan Johnsen, Ph.D., Director of Gifted Programs in Baylor's School of Education and Professor in its Educational Psychology Department, has received special recognition from the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented. Dr. Johnsen has been named as the TAGT 2013 State Advocate for the Gifted and will be honored at the TAGT Awards Night Ceremony which will take place during the TAGT 2013 Annual Conference December 4-6 in Houston.