Saturday, February 14, 2009

Dept. Chair Couturier - NASPE President-Elect Candidate

Be sure to vote for our Department Chair - Dr.Lynn Couturier for 2009 NASPE President-Elect.
All NASPE members are encouraged to let their voice be heard by voting for members of the NASPE Board of Directors in one of four ways.
  • Mail the official 2009 ballot from the current issue of NASPE News.
  • Mail the official mail-in ballot or fax to 703-476-8316.
  • Vote online. Below is a list of candidates, a short biographical sketch of each one, and a link to cast your ballot. Please include your member number.
  • Vote at the AAHPERD National Convention in Tampa, Florida. You can vote before and after the NASPE General Session on Thursday, April 2, 2009.
The new board members will be announced at the NASPE Association Delegate Assembly on Friday, April 3, 2009.
2009 NASPE Candidate Bios

Lynn Couturier (Podcast)

Dr. Lynn Couturier is currently the Chair of the Physical Education Department at SUNY Cortland. Her prior positions in higher education have involved teaching, coaching, and administration. She has also coached interscholastic and youth sports and taught briefly at the elementary level.

Dr. Couturier earned her undergraduate degree in physical education from Springfield College in 1981, graduating summa cum laude. She went on to earn her master’s degree in Biomechanics from the University of Illinois and then returned to Springfield College for her doctorate in Physical Education. She recently completed a master of arts in American Studies from Trinity College (CT).

Dr. Couturier is currently serving as Chair of the AAHPERD Structure and Function Committee and as a member of the NASPE Initial Physical Education Teacher Education Standards Review Committee. She is a lead reviewer for NASPE/NCATE accreditation and has served as a reviewer for Strategies. Dr. Couturier was Chair of the NASPE Coaches Council and a member of the Coaching Education Task Force. She has served in several capacities for NCACE, including Chair of Reviewer Training and Chair of the Task Force for Guidelines Revisions. Dr. Couturier has also served the Eastern District as Vice President for Recreation and by chairing numerous committees. She has been recognized for her service to the District with the EDA Honor Award.

Dr. Couturier has recently published papers in The Physical Educator and The International Journal of the History of Sport and has given presentations at the state, district, and national level.