UCA dean inducted as kinesiology association fellow

Dr.-Ishee1 (1)Dr. Jimmy Ishee, dean of the University of Central Arkansas College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, has been designated a 2016 Fellow of the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE).

Ishee was inducted as the 15th Fellow during the 2016 Annual Conference of NAKHE in San Diego, California on Thursday, Jan. 7.

NAKHE’s mission is to foster leadership in kinesiology administration and policy as it relates to teaching, scholarship and service in higher education.

The purpose of the Fellow designation is to acknowledge kinesiology leaders who have made significant contributions to both NAKHE and the field of kinesiology.

The criteria used to designate Fellows include significant contributions to NAKHE, including but not limited to leadership on NAKHE committees, editing and reviewing NAKHE publications, holding senior NAKHE leadership positions or other significant contributions to the organization. In addition, consideration was given to scholarly productivity, leadership in the field of kinesiology and one’s home institution and leadership in professional societies other than NAKHE.

“My involvement with the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education over the last 26 years has been one of my most rewarding professional experiences. Being designated as a Fellow by my colleagues is truly an honor,” Ishee said.

Ishee became dean of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences in July 2014. The college encompasses the departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Sciences, Kinesiology and Physical Education, Military Science and Leadership, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Psychology and Counseling.

Prior to coming to UCA, Ishee served as dean of the College of Health Sciences at Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in Denton, Texas. Prior to TWU, Ishee served as dean of the School of Health Science at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, Georgia. He earned his doctorate from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, and his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health, physical education and recreation from Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss.

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