HLHPRI Research Seminar Series Preview: January 26, 2018
HLHPRI Research Seminar Series, “Bridging Cultures Through Physical and Sporting Activities: Focus on Practices in Curriculum and Instruction”.
WHO: Dr. Jepkorir “Rose” Chepyator-Thomson
WHEN: Friday, January 26, 2018, 2:30pm.
WHERE: Room 136, Frank Kennedy Centre
You see it in the way innocent children play together: they don’t see colour, race, or religion, they just engage in physical activity together with people who make them happy. Unfortunately, that seems to fall away as we get older.
In this month’s Research Seminar Series session, Dr. Rose Chepyator-Thomson shares ways to bridge cultures and communities through physical activity and sport using research and cultural knowledge.
Dr. Chepyator-Thomson, PhD is Professor of Physical Education and Sport Management, with the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Georgia. She received her PhD, MS, MA and BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Chepyator-Thomson’s research studies focus on issues of multiculturalism in physical education and sport, public policy and migration, and women in sport and globalization.
She received the Teaching Excellence Award in the College of Education, and Service Award through the African Studies Institute. She is the recipient of the 2008 Nell C. Jackson Memorial Award from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance for her research on women and girls, and has been interviewed on American National Public Radio (NPR) and ABC/News 20/20 Program about her research work on Kenyan runners.
Other accomplishments include induction into the University of Wisconsin-Madison Hall of Fames, receiving the Orbits Sport award for track performance, NCAA champion and African record holder in 1500M and 3000M in her pre-faculty days.