Jared Russell named as SHAPE America Research Fellow

April 20, 2016

Jared Russell, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Kinesiology at Auburn University in Auburn, AL, was honored as one of five Research Fellows selected by the Research Council for SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators. This year’s Fellows were honored at the 131st SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in Minneapolis, April 5-9.            
“SHAPE America Research Fellow status is reserved for members who have made significant and sustained contributions to research, creative or scholarly activity, as well as related service,” says Phillip Ward, Ph.D., chair of the Research Council. “The purpose of Fellow status is to promote scholarship as an integral component of SHAPE America, recognize research accomplishments by our members, and promote participation in the research activities of the organization.”
Much of Russell’s research is focused on identifying, implementing, and evaluating models and theoretical frameworks that enhance that occupational socialization and professional development of graduate students. The goal of his research is to better prepare graduate students, particularly those from diverse backgrounds, to assume roles as members of the kinesiology profession.
Russell earned his B.A. from Morehouse College and, his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.
The 2016 Research Fellows were honored on April 7 at the annual C.H. McCloy Research Lecture and Breakfast. This event provides a forum for a distinguished leader in the SHAPE America disciplines to present cutting-edge research findings of interest to researchers and practitioners alike.
About SHAPE America
SHAPE America Society of Health and Physical Educators is the nation’s largest membership organization of health and physical education professionals. Since its founding in 1885, the organization has defined excellence in physical education, and our National Standards for K-12 Physical Education serve as the foundation for well-designed physical education programs across the country. We provide programs, resources and advocacy to support health and physical educators at every level, from preschool to university graduate programs.
SHAPE America has 50 state affiliates and is a founding partner of national initiatives such as the Presidential YouthFitness Program, Let’s Move! Active Schools and the Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops For Heart programs. “50 Million Strong by 2029” is our commitment to empower all children to lead healthy and active lives through health and physical education programs. For more information, visit http://www.shapeamerica.org.