Marilyn StrawbridgeTitle, department and job responsibilities:Professor of Education, Ed.D, CSCS, in the Physical Education Department.

Years at Butler: 16

Most memorable academic experience(s) at Butler: Being able to mentor many students in their internship and student teaching experiences. Presentations of my research and work at national conventions of my peers through the years.

I was honored in 2008 as a Pathfinder ,which a state professional achievement award. That same year I also received the Midwest Association for College and University Professional Educator Award from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Projects/research you’re currently involved with: Since I am a member of the Professional Preparation and Research Council for the National Association for Physical Education and Sport, I am engaged in determining the research needs of our profession. I also help determine where association funding for research is provided. I am the Exercise Physiology Representative of a more comprehensive group that determines national programming and research priorities in the field of exercise physiology.

My own research interest include physical performance of older adults, equity issues in women’s sport and motivation for physical activity throughout the lifespan.

What do you enjoy most about teaching: I enjoy the daily engagement with students, motivating and helping them to learn, helping them discern their professional  development pathways and learning every day what they have to teach me.

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