repost from the CH&HS blog:

Dr. Jihyun Lee Receives 2018 David Beaver Young Scholar Award

Dr. Jihyun Lee, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, received the David Beaver Young Scholar Award from the National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPEID).

The David Beaver Young Scholar Award is awarded to scholars that demonstrate strong dedication to the adapted physical activity profession through service in Adapted Physical Education and Activity (APE/APA) and scholarly efforts to disseminate their work to the public via publications, presentations, or other professionally established means.

Dr. Lee received her Ph.D. in APE/APA at Ohio State University in 2013. She has steadily built her research agenda since that time that focuses on enhancing motor and social skills for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Lee joined the Department of Kinesiology in 2017.

As a young scholar, Dr. Lee has over 20 peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters. In addition to her publications, Dr. Lee has over 40 national and international presentations and shows continued service to the profession serving on Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) Adapted Physical Education awards selection committee and NCPEID’s member-at-large. It is clear that Dr. Lee is intellectually driven and a highly dedicated young professional.

ISSSSC Research Fair Participation Opportunity – Oct. 15

During the week of Oct. 15, SJSU will celebrate the 50 th anniversary of the 1968 Olympic Project for Human Rights, now commemorated by our Smith/Carlos statues.

As part of this celebration, the University invites you to present a poster at the SJSU ISSSSC Inaugural Research Fair (Monday Oct. 15, 8:00-11:30 in the SU Ballroom). What you’ll do:

1. Read The John Carlos Story (available at the SJSU Bookstore, on reserve at MLK Library,
as an ebook for less than $9, or as a used hard copy for $4-$5).
2. Describe three points of engagement or meaningfulness you found in this book.
3. Describe three research studies you might conduct based on your personal book-related
takeaways, OR state three ways that you will attempt to "take a stand" in your own
4. Using your ideas from points 2 and 3 above, create a poster using the attached template. (Don’t worry, you don’t have to speak to a large group! Just stand next to your poster in the Ballroom on Oct. 15 and answer questions from faculty and students passing by.)

This is a great opportunity to help celebrate our University’s heritage of social activism. It will also look GREAT on your C.V. and LinkedIn profile.

All participants will get a certificate signed by SJSU President Papazian, Dr. Harry Edwards, and Dr. Ted Butryn (ISSSSC Founding Director and KIN Professor).

In addition, the Research Fair will commence at 8:00am with a Keynote address by Marques R. Dexter, a 3 rd year Ph.D. student in the Sport Management & Policy program at the University of Georgia. Mr. Dexter will connect the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Olympic protest with the current wave of athlete activism in a paper entitled Activism: A Gateway to Stand up for Humanity.

If interested, please contact Dr. Butryn,, by Wednesday September 12 at the LATEST so that you can be added to the Canvas Site!

Self-Defense Workshops for SJSU Students

Congrats to Dr. Gong Chen, professor from Department of Kinesiology at CHaHS, provided a self-defense workshop for Sigma Alpha Zeta on August 29, 2018.

About 20 female students participated in the workshop. Students learned key mental strategies on preventing violent crimes and had hands-on experience defending themselves at different physical attacks.

Dr. Chen has been conducting research and lectures on self-defense education as a different perspective on enhancing health and wellness.