Dr. Cornel N. Morton
Vice President for Student Affairs
California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, CA
NAKPEHE is pleased to announce Dr. Cornel Morton as a keynote presenter at the 2006 annual conference. Dr. Morton began his career as a physical educator and coach. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education with a minor in Sociology from Tennessee State University. He taught physical education and coached in middle schools in the Nashville area for a few years and earned his Master of Arts degree in Secondary Education with a minor in Educational Administration. As he continued to work in education, Dr. Morton developed professional interests in diversity, leadership studies and organization development, Dr. Morton earned his Ph.D. from Kent State University in Higher Education and Student Personnel Administration. He is currently Vice President for Student Affairs at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA and has held a variety of administrative and leadership positions in higher education for the past two decades. Dr. Morton's address will explore the myriad of ways in which leaders and administrators in higher education have unique opportunities to connect and collaborate with each other in ways that have potential to enhance diversity and promote student retention. His professional and academic backgrounds provide Dr. Morton with unique insight to speak to the issues and trends that impact Kinesiology and Physical Education in higher education.
Dr. Bob Christina
Dr. Christina has been a dean at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and also a Department Head of Physical Therapy & Exercise Science at the SUNY-Buffalo. Prior to that time he was a professor of motor control and learning at Penn State and, prior to that, Brockport. He is an internationally recognized scholar in the learning and performance of movement skills. He has authored or co-authored 106 scientific and professional publications and three books, and has edited seven books. Since his retirement from the academy, he has been busy as a consultant on golf research for The Pinehurst Advantage School, Golf Magazine, and Frankly Golf Company. He is also an educational consultant for the PGA, LPGA and other golf schools and associations. NAKPEHE is proud to have Bob as a keynote speaker for our 2006 conference. His background with NAKPEHE and reputation as a scholar and leader in our profession, as well as his well known sense of humor, make him an exciting choice to address our membership.