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OBU professor Michael Reynolds presents work at national conference

March 05, 2009 - Catherine Raines

Dr. Michael Reynolds, OBU professor of kinesiology and leisure studies, was selected by the National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education (NAKPEHE) Conference Peer Review Committee to make a presentation at the NAKPEHE conference held this year in Sarasota, Fla.

Reynolds’ presentation was titled “Improving Our Fit and Our Image: Using Place Based Education to Advance the Kinesiology and Leisure Studies Department.” To be considered as a presenter at the conference, participants were required to submit an abstract or summary of their proposed program, and Reynolds was chosen as one of 159 presenters.

NAKPEHE is an organization for professionals in higher education that strives to help foster leadership in teaching, administration, policy and preparation for the professions and scholarship.

Reynolds article, “Technology Usage on the Continental Divide Trail,” was also recently published in the “Journal of the Wilderness Education Association” (WEA).

According to WEA’s website, its mission is to promote the professionalism of outdoor leadership through establishment of national standards, curriculum design, implementation, advocacy and research driven initiatives. It seeks to do this by forming alliances with key industry stakeholders and creating a database for professionals in the industry to be recognized as certified outdoor leaders.


by Catherine Raines