Faculty


Jennifer Willett, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

 

Office: Prillaman Hall 4009

Phone: 470-578-6486

E-mail: jbeck@kennesaw.edu

 

 

Academic Degrees

 

 

Ph.D.

Human Performance and Recreation

University of Southern Mississippi

2002

 

M.S.

Exercise Science

University of Southern Mississippi

1999

 

B.S.

Exercise Science

Towson University

1998

 

Professional Experience

 

 

2002-Present

Associate Professor, Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management, Kennesaw State University

 

 

Recent Professional Activities

 

 

Publications:

 

Beck, J., Goldfine, B., Whitlock, S., Seidler, T., & Wang, J.  (2011).  An exploratory study of the transportation practices utilized by NCAA universities: Preventative measures for coaches and administrators.  Journal of Coaching Education.

 

Beck, J., Johnson, J., & Gallagher, B.  (2007).  Benefits of utilizing the
documentary Super Size Me in a college health-related fitness course.  Mississippi Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (MAHPERD).  

 

Beck, J., Collins, M., Goldfine, B., Barros, M., Nahas, M., and Lanier, A.  (2007).  Effect of a required health-related fitness course on physical activity. International Journal of Fitness, 3, #1.

 

Grants:

 

Beck, J., Goldfine, B., & Wang, J. (2005). Do Outlaws Exist Outside the South? Prayer and Interscholastic Athletic Events. Kennesaw State University Internal CETL grant. Status: Grant funded ($5,802)

 

Presentations:

 

Goldfine, B., & Beck, J.  (2008).  Undergraduate Sport Management Major’s Club:  Opportunities and challenges.  American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).  Forth Worth, Texas.

 

Miller, J., Judd, M., Beck, J., Goldfine, B., & Gillentine, A.  (2007).  Combining Problem-Based Learning and Collaborative Learning with Sport Management Online Classes:  Does It Work?  North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM).  Miami, FL. 

 

Beck, J.  (Feb. 2007).  Doping in the U.S.A.  Invited lecturer.  Hogeschool van Amsterdam.

 

Beck, J., Hartness, L., & Lowry, D.  (2007).  The impact of service learning:  Teaching options throughout the curriculum.  Southern District American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (SDAHPERD). Chattanooga, Tennessee.

 

Kluka, D. & Beck, J.  (2007).  Creating study abroad programs.  Georgia Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (GAHPERD).  Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Beck, J. & Johnson, J.  (2006).  The Benefits of Utilizing the Documentary “Super Size Me” in a Health Related Fitness Course.  American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).  Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

Bobo, L. & Beck, J. (2006). Faculty perceptions of single female faculty members in a health, recreation, and physical education department. Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

Judd, M., Goldfine, B., Beck, J., Gillentine, A., & Miller, J. (2006). Sport Management Pedagogy: The role of the NASSM annual conference for continuing professional preparation. North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM). Kansas City, Missouri.

 

Collins, M.A., M.V.G. Barros, B. Goldfine, M.V. Nahas, J. Beck, and A.B. Lanier (2006). Effectiveness of a health-related fitness course to alter physical activity behavior patterns. International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Beck, J. & Johnson, J. (2006). The Benefits of Utilizing the Documentary "Super Size Me" in a Health Related Fitness Course. American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). Salt
Lake City, Utah.

 

Professional Interests

 

 

Sport Management Intercollegiate Athletics
Psychology and Sociology of Sport

 

Teaching Responsibilities

 

 

HPS 1390 Tennis
HPS 2200 Introduction to Sport Management
HPS 2220 Legal Aspects of Sport
HPS 3100 Sociological and Psychological Aspects of HPS
HPS 3500 Foundations of Recreation and Leisure