Lambdin President-Elect of AAHPERD Dr. Dolly Lambdin, Clinical Professor of Kinesiology and Health Education, was recently elected president-elect of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
Dr. Lambdin has been a faculty member at UT-Austin since 1976, teaching physical education professional preparation courses for future teachers. For thirteen of those years she also taught physical education concurrently in Austin elementary schools, which enabled her to provide model demonstrations and field experiences for her university students. She has been active throughout her career in local, state, and national efforts to promote physical education, regular physical activity, and healthy living. She has numerous presentations at professional meetings and publications and is frequently invited to speak across the country. She has served on state and national committees that established standards for physical education programs and teacher certification and on other policy boards, including the Austin ISD School Health Advisory Committee, the board of directors of Active Life/Youth Interactive, and the Fitnessgram Scientific Advisory Board. In 2004-05 she served as president of the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), the largest component of AAHPERD. Previous honors include the Outstanding Leadership Award (1997) from NASPE’s Council on School Leadership; the Texas Teacher of the Year Award (2002) from the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance’s College and University Division; the Physical Education Teacher Education Honor Award (2009) from NASPE’s Curriculum and Instruction Academy; the Elizabeth Shatto Massey Award for Excellence in Teacher Education (2009) from the Texas Ex-Students Association; and the Margie R. Hansen Elementary Education Distinguished Service Award (2012) from NASPE.