Alumna Dr. Dolly Lambdin wins top award

College of Education alumna and physical education expert Dr. Dolly Lambdin ( Ed.D 1992) received the Physical Education Teacher Education Honor Award from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), the national authority in physical education and leader in setting the standard for practice in sport and physical activity.

Dr. Lambdin is a clinical professor at The University of Texas at Austin in the College of Education's Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. Her experience in physical education includes 16 years as a teacher in public and private schools, kindergarten through eighth grade, and over three decades in teacher preparation at the university level. For many years, she taught at Austin public schools as well as at the university, splitting her days into mornings with public school children and afternoons with her college students. She has supervised more than 100 student teachers and overseen their work in thousands of public school classes.

Dr. Lambdin has been president of the NASPE and was on the writing teams for the Texas Physical Education Essential Knowledge and Skills in Physical Education, the National and Texas State Physical Education Beginning Teacher Standards and National Physical Education Appropriate Practices Guidelines. She has written "Fitness for Life: Middle School" and co-authored "Putting Research to Work in Elementary Physical Education."