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Don Lawrence, Ed.D.

Professor Emeritus, School of Education
Phone: (909) 229-9860
Email: dlawrence@apu.edu
This is my 42nd year of service in Christian higher education. The primary positions I have held are: Athletic Director (5 years at Nyack College), Chairman of the Physical Education Department (undergraduate, 1982-2001), Chairman of the Graduate Physical Education Department (1988-1995), Assistant Professor, Professor, Department of Physical Education, (1969 to present), Chairman and member of various university committees (1973-2001), collegiate basketball coach for 18 years, collegiate soccer coach for 17 years. Designed and implemented the High Sierra Semester (2001), Director of the High Sierra Semester program, (2001-2005).

Education

Ed.D. - Brigham Young University
M.Ed. - East Stroudsburg State College
B.S. - The King's College

Credentials/Certifications
First Aid and CPR certification, 2007

Department

  • School of Education

Courses Taught

PE 240 – Health Education (F, S)
PE 251 – Methods of Teaching Contemporary Activities
PE 406 – Sociological and Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity and Sport
PE 450 – Physical Education in Elementary Schools, K-6
PE 552 – History and Philosophy of Physical Education
PE 561 – Ethics in Physical Education and Athletics
PE 582 – Seminar in Professional Literature in Physical Education and Sport
PE 108 – Fitness for Life: Walking/Jogging (F, S)

Professional/Scholarly Presentations

Presentations
Lawrence, D. (2008, June). Pioneers of the Past Who Have Shaped the CSKLS Present. Presentation at the annual conference of the Christian Society of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies, affiliated with the CCCU, Gordon College, Wenham, MA.

Lawrence, D. (2008, June). Pioneers of the Past: Julian Smith and His Contribution to Outdoor Education and Recreation. Presentation at the annual conference of the Christian Society of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies, affiliated with the CCCU, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA.

Lawrence, D. (2007, March). Helen Manley: A Pioneer of the Past Who Went Where Others Would Not Go. Presentation at the annual convention for the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Baltimore, MD.

Lawrence, D. (2006, June). Pioneers of the Past Who Have Shaped the Present: Helen Manly. Presentation at the annual conference of the Christian Society of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies, affiliated with the CCCU, Gordon College, Wenham, MA.

Lawrence, D. (2006, April). Pioneers of the Past That Have Shaped Our Present: Leona Holbrook. Presentation at the annual convention for the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Salt Lake City, UT.

Professional Involvement and Accomplishments

Honors, Awards, Recognition
Azusa Pacific University Athletic Hall of Fame- 2001
NAIA Far West Distinguished Service Award-2001
NAIA Far West Soccer Coach of the Year, 1992, 1996, 2000
National Soccer Coaches Association of America Coach of the Year Award, 1996, 2000
Golden State Athletic Conference, Men’s Soccer Coach of the Year, 1992, 1996, 2000

Associations, Boards, Committees
Chairperson, Assessment Committee for Christian Society of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies, 2009-2010

Chairperson, Designing physical education curriculum requirements for single subject majors, for NASPE, and American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 2009

Member at Large Representative, Christian Society of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies, 2008-2010

Board of Directors, Amodei Mountain Soccer League, 2008 to present

Special Interests and Activities

Peer Review Committee for Presentations for the Christian Society of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies 2007-08
Volunteer skiing instructor for the Mountain Area Ski School- serving over 300 elementary school children in the mountain community. Teach skiing once per week as part of their elementary physical education program.

Office Location

High Sierra Campus, main campus, Education Department

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