School of Education Names New Department Chair

Dr. Ann-Catherine Sullivan has been selected as chair of the Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science Department in the School of Education. Her background includes more than 25 years of experience as a teacher, assistant professor, associate professor and professor. Some of Sullivan’s past experiences include serving as professor, associate professor and program coordinator for physical education majors at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio; and as professor, associate and assistant professor at Saginaw Valley State in Saginaw, Michigan. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont; a Master of Arts and her Ph.D. from Ohio State University and a teacher certification from Plymouth State College in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Additionally, Sullivan is a Certified Adapted Physical Educator (CAPE), a nationally recognized endorsement by the National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities.

Her teaching expertise includes physical education, teacher education, early childhood education, motor development, adapted physical education and professional development. Sullivan’s research interests include professional development of experienced physical education teachers and integrating physical activity into the early childhood education and special education classroom settings. Sullivan has garnered more than $36,000 in grants, as well as, authored or co-authored a textbook, several book chapters, refereed journal articles and delivered numerous national and international presentations.


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