CSU, Chico News

National Association for Sport and Physical Education to Honor Kinesiology Professor

Date: 03-15-2010

Joe Wills
Public Affairs

California State University, Chico Department of Kinesiology professor Kevin Patton will receive a major award for his research from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) during the organization’s convention in Indianapolis March 19.

The Helen M. Heitmann Curriculum and Instruction Young Scholar Award is given to an outstanding professional for exceptional contributions to research in the field of curriculum and instruction.

CSU, Chico kinesiology professor Craig Buschner, a NASPE past president, said, “Kevin is a soft-spoken person who is following a pathway to professional excellence. Professor Patton’s contributions, thus far, demonstrate outstanding service to the profession and active involvement in the field of curriculum and instruction.”

Patton’s research areas and interests include the promotion of physical activity in the context of school physical education reform. His publications include nine juried articles, one book chapter and the development of online, supplemental materials for the well-respected elementary physical education text “Children Moving: A Reflective Approach to Teaching Physical Education.”

Patton received his bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University, his master’s from CSU, Chico and his Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts. He joined the CSU, Chico faculty in 2008.