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Health and Kinesiology Associate Chair, professor receives Presidential Award for Excellence in Leadership

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Dr. Daniel Burt

Dr. Daniel Burt

Dr. Daniel Burt, associate professor and associate chair of the health and kinesiology department at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was presented with a Presidential Award for Excellence in Leadership from the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE) at the recent annual conference.

The Presidential Award recognizes outstanding leadership in the kinesiology-related field and to the organization of NAKHE. This award is not annual, but selectively given out by the president of NAKHE when recognizing outstanding service. Burt has served on the NAKHE board of directors for seven years, and is one of the youngest members ever appointed in its hundred-year history.

He was a recipient of the award based on significant contributions in several areas while chairing the publications committee.

Additionally, Burt was also elected to the American Kinesiology Association’s Board of Directors (AKA) for a three-year term. This currently places Burt representing Javelina Nation on the board of directors for both organizations that oversee and advocate for kinesiology in higher education.

About Dr. Daniel Burt

In addition to being an associate professor and associate chair of the health and kinesiology department, Burt is the coordinator of the graduate program and recently established a Digital Learning Motor sub-laboratory. His areas of expertise include pedagogy, sport management, as well as motor movement and disabilities.

His research interests are human movement and behavior, caffeine use, interactive technology and motor control.

Burt earned his bachelor’s degree from Ouachita Baptist University, master’s degree from Henderson State University and his doctorate from the University of Arkansas.

About the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE)

The mission of NAKHE is to foster leadership in kinesiology administration and policy related to teaching, scholarship and service in higher education. NAKHE is devoted to promoting leadership through mentoring and networking among administrators, faculty and students inclusive of disciplinary and institutional affiliation. Collaborating to initiate and cultivate progressive partnerships, scholarly papers and projects that provide the structure and resources to guide the field of kinesiology.

About the American Kinesiology Association (AKA)

The AKA is comprised of departments kinesiology or academic units that house kinesiology-related programs at nearly 200 colleges and universities across the nation. AKA engages in advocating for kinesiology at national and international levels as well as by supporting its member departments by providing resource materials as well as leadership and educational opportunities for university administrators in kinesiology. The Texas A&M-Kingsville department is one of 16 member departments in the state of Texas.


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