Honors & Awards

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SELECTED HONORS/COMMITTEES

Professional Fellowships

  • Fellow Emeritus, American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM, 2013)
  • Fellow, North American Society of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance Professionals (NAS, elected 2005)
  • Fellow, National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK, formerly AAKPE, #370, elected 1996)
  • Fellow, Research Consortium, SHAPE America (formerly AAHPERD, elected 1986)

National and International Awards

  • CSPAP (Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs) First Annual Distinguished Research Lecturer, SHAPE America. (National Convention, 2017)
  • August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Research Professorship Award, Technological University of Munich (June-July, 2015)
  • President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) Science Board Honor Award. (2014)
  • Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy (Sport and Health Sciences), University of Jyväskylä, Finland. (2013)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN). (2012)
  • Hall of Fame Award, National Association for Sport and Physical Education [NASPE]. (2012)
  • Physical Education Teacher Education Honor Award, National Association for Sport and Physical Education [NASPE]. (2010)
  • Public Service in Behavior Analysis Award. Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis (International Association for Behavior Analysis) (2009)
  • C. H. McCloy Research Lecturer Award, Research Consortium, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance [AAHPERD]. (2009)
  • 75th Anniversary Invited Lecturer, Southwest District AAHPERD Annual Meeting. (2009)
  • Dudley A. Sargent Lecturer Award, National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education (NAKHE) (2007)
  • Honor Award, Curriculum and Instruction Academy, National Association for Sport and Physical Education [NASPE]. (2006)
  • R. Tait McKenzie Award, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance [AAHPERD]. (2005)
  • Distinguished Scholar, National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education (NAKHE). (2004)
  • Raymond A. Weiss Lecturer Award, AAHPERD Research Consortium. (2004)
  • International Olympic Committee (IOC) President’s Scientific Prize, Association Internationale des Ecoles Superieures d’Education Physique (AIESEP-Physical Education in Higher Education). (Pre-Olympic Scientific Congress, Greece, 2004)
  • Alliance Scholar, AAHPERD. (2002)
  • Research Consortium Scholar, AAHPERD. (2000)
  • Alliance Scholar, AAHPERD Southwest District (2000)
  • Scholar-Lecturer, Research on Learning and Instruction in Physical Education SIG, American Educational Research Association [AERA]. (1997)
  • Community Champion of Student Fitness, School Fitness Summit, Coalition on Children and Weight, San Diego (2006)
  • Presidential Citations, California Association Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance (Annual meetings, 2009; 2011)
  • Presidential Citation, Southwest District, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (2013)
  • Exemplary Paper Awards, American Educational Research Association (AERA), SIG Research on Learning and Instruction in Physical Education. (Seven from 1997-2013)

National/International Appointments, Work Groups, and Task Forces

  • Member, Research Advisory Committee, United States Report Card on Physical Activity & Health for Children & Youth (2013-16)
  • Member, National Physical Activity Plan’s (NPAP) Education Sector Committee (2013-15).
  • Member, Science Board, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition. (2006-2009)
  • Faculty Instructor, Built Environment Assessment Training (BEAT) Institute. Atlanta [2008], San Diego [2009], Philadelphia [2010; 2013], Seattle [2011], Boston [2012].
  • Member, CAHPERD/California Endowment Physical Education Vision & Strategic Planning Team (2010-2011).
  • Member, Education Sector Workgroup, National Physical Activity Plan. (2009)
  • Member, Comprehensive School Physical Activity Task Force and contributing author, National Association for Sport and Physical Education. (2008). Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs [Position statement].
  • Member, AAHPERD Ad Hoc Committee to Evaluate Holistic Approach to Advocacy (2009)
  • Invited participant, Thought Leaders Forum: The Effects of Physical Activity on Educational Outcomes, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ. (2008)
  • Invited speaker, Redefining the Role of the Physical Education Teacher for the E-Generation. Chapel Hill, North Carolina (2007)
  • Invited speaker, Physical Activity, Physical Fitness and Academic Performance Symposium, Emory University, Atlanta (March, 2005)
  • Invited speaker, Canadian Physical Activity Symposium: Healthy Active Kids Canada. Toronto, Ontario. (2004)
  • Invited participant, Physical Activity Measurement Workshop, National Children’s Study, Washington, DC. (2003)
  • Member, Expert Panel, American Academy of Pediatrics, Physical Activity and Physical Education: Health, Mental Health, and Safety in Schools National Guidelines Project. (2000-01)
  • Member, Research Working Group, School Report Card Project, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta. (1997-99)
  • Member, Physical Activity Working Group, Maintenance of Behavior Change in Cardiovascular Risk Reduction: Implications for Research and Clinical Practice. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Bethesda. (1998)
  • Member, Coach Education Committee, USA Volleyball Association. (1997-99)
  • Faculty member, ACSM/Cooper Institute Specialty Conference on Physical Activity Interventions, Dallas, TX. (1997)
  • Delegate and Session Chair, “Young and Active.” Policy Symposium on Young People and Health-Enhancing Physical Activity. Health Education Authority, England. (London, June, 1997)
  • Member, National Task Force, Blueprint for Action: Comprehensive School Health Programs (Funded by CDC). (1995-96)
  • Member, NASPE Task Force on Teacher Education, National Standards for Beginning Physical Education Teachers. (1994-95).
  • Member, California Physical Education/Health Education Subject Matter Task Force and CPEHE executive director selection committee. (1993-1994).
  • Member, United States Olympic Committee National Sports Psychology Registry. (1987-96)
  • USVBA delegate to the United States Olympic Committee’s Planning Conference on Coaches’ Education, Colorado Springs. (1985).
  • Member, Advisory Group, Sports4Kids study plan, Robert Wood Johnson (2009)
  • Associate Director, OPEN Project, UNLV (Observing Park Environments in Nevada) (2009-12)

Invited Keynote/Plenary Speaker, International Conference

    • First FIEP Afro-European Conference on Physical Education and Sport and the 10thFIEP European Congress. Rabat, Morocco (2015)
    • Scholar in Residence, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong (2014)
    • Ninth Brazilian Congress on Physical Activity & Health, Curitiba, Brazil. (2013)
    • Global Forum on Physical Education Pedagogy, Velen, Germany. (2012).
    • International faculty, Current Research in Physical Activity among School Children and Adolescents. Bogota, Columbia (2011)
    • Presenter, The Great North Run International Think Tank and Conference on Energy Balance: “How to motivate communities and individuals to lead active healthy lifestyles.” Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. (2010)
    • Active Australia ’09. Brisbane, Australia (2009)
    • Fourteenth European Sport Science Congress. Oslo, Norway. (2009)
    • CDC/WHO Collaborating Center Workshop for Building Evaluation Capacity for Urban Health Promotion in Latin America. Bogota, Columbia (October, 2008)
    • Idraet Research Conference, Danish Ministry of Culture, Aarhus, Denmark (2007)
    • International Sport Science Congress, KAHPERD, Seoul, Korea (2006)
    • AIESEP World Congress, Finland (2006)
    • Children and Exercise XXIII, European Society for Pediatric Work Physiology, Switzerland (2005)
    • Ninth Annual Meeting of the European College of Sport Science, Clermont-Ferrand, France (2004)
    • Young People, Sport and Physical Activity: Healthy Futures, Hamilton, New Zealand, (2004)
    • International Adolescent Health Promotion Symposium, Taipei, Taiwan (2002)
    • AIESEP World Congress, Madeira, Portugal (2001)
    • Sixth Annual Meeting of European College of Sport Science, Cologne, Germany (2001)
    • ACHPER Annual Meeting, Melbourne, Australia (2000)
    • International Congress on Physical Education and School Sport, Porto, Portugal (1999)
    • Fifth International Congress on Physical Education and Sport, Komatini, Greece (1997)
    • AIESEP World Congress, Natanya, Israel (1995)
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Other

  • Alumni Award of Distinction, University of New Brunswick, Canada (2015)
  • Distinguished Lecturer, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV (2011)
  • Faculty Mentor, Mentoring Researchers in Latino Health Disparities. Summer Institute, San Diego State University, 2011, 2012, 2013.
  • External reviewer. Fitness Measures and Health Outcomes in Youth. Institute of Medicine, The National Academies (2012)
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board, HELM (Healthy Eaters, Lifelong Movers), Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center, Colorado (2011-12)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Basel, Switzerland (2011)
  • Hall of Fame Award. College of Education and Human Ecology. The Ohio State University. (2009).
  • Visiting Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2008)
  • Visiting Research Scholar, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China (2005, 2014)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Louisville (2000-2003)
  • External Reviewer, Physical Education and Sports Science and Honours Programs, National Institute of Education, Singapore (2000-2002)
  • Distinguished Speaker, McGill University and Quebec Physical Education Teachers (2007)
  • Distinguished Speaker, Physical Education/Kinesiology 50th Anniversary, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada (2007)
  • Member, Evaluation Advisory Committee, San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative (2007-11).
  • Featured Speaker, Annual Meeting, Northwest District, American College of Sports Medicine, Corvallis, OR (2006)
  • Aldersen Lecture Award. Department of Kinesiology University of Texas at Austin. (2003)
  • Featured Speaker. Third National Physical Education Teacher Education Conference, Baton Rouge, LA. (2003)
  • Visiting Research Scholar, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia (1997)
  • Faculty member, USOC Sports Psychology Workshop, Scottsdale, Arizona. (1986).
  • Most cited article published in Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 1930-2013. Sallis & McKenzie. Physical education’s role in public health. 1991, 62, 124-137.
  • Represented the United States of America as a staff member of the USA Women’s Olympic Volleyball Team at the Seoul Olympic Games (1988), Pan American Games (1987) and the World Championships (Czechoslovakia, 1986), and on the following tours: Europe’85 (Hungary, France, Italy, and The Netherlands); 1986 tours to Cuba, Canada, Japan, Korea, and Switzerland; and 1987 tours to Korea, China, and the Soviet Union, and 1993 USA tour with Japanese team.
  • Co-Founder, The SPARK Programs (www.sparkpe.org). SPARK PE 4-6 was validated as an exemplary program by the Program Effectiveness Panel, United States Department of Education (June, 1994-May, 2000); received distinction award from the California Governor’ Council on Physical Fitness (October, 1993)
  • Invited lectures (sample). Dublin City University (2013); Middle Tennessee State U (2011); U of Newcastle, Australia (2009); Deakin University, Melbourne (2009); University of Sydney (2009); University of Wollongong, Australia (2009, 2000), Las Vegas, (2008, 2006), Fredericton, NB, Canada (2007, 1997), Dublin, Ireland (2007); Corvallis (2006), U of Texas (2005; 2003); Ohio State University (2013, 2002; 1993; 1985); Indiana University, Bloomington, IN and NIFS, Indianapolis IN (2002), Singapore PEA (2002), University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ ( 2000); Unitec University, Auckland, New Zealand (2000); Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia (1997); U of South Florida (1993), U of Oregon (1987); U of Arizona (1983).

San Diego State University

  • “Monty” Award, San Diego State University Alumni Association (Extraordinary contributions to the University (2002)
  • “TOP 25” Award, San Diego State University President’s Office (2002)
  • “Technology Innovation Award,” San Diego State University Foundation (2002)
  • Commencement Address, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, San Diego State University (2002)
  • Faculty Fellow, June Burnette Institute (1999-2000)
  • Sabbatical Leave Awards (1986, 1993, 2000)