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FACULTY

Marshall D. Banks, Ph.D.
C. Joyce Barker, Ed.D
Laurie Blackman
Vernon Bond, Ph.D.
Denyce S. Calloway, Ph.D.
Michael Caprarola Ph.D.
 
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Mr. Sumorry Alpha
Name
Master Sumorry Gbassay Alpha
Position Faculty
Schools Attended/ Degrees Howard University B.S., MPA
7th Degree Black Belt Taekwondo
7th Degree Black Belt Judo
Research Areas Martial Arts – 1986 Electronic Scoring System – Team of International Referees
Teaching Areas Undergraduate Human Performance and Martial Arts, Soccer, Fitness
Publications Attitudes of International Referees and how it can affect the results of the games.
Email salpha@howard.edu
Phone Number (202) 806-7154
Office Location Burr Gymnasium, Room G-21
Personal Philosophy “If it is to be, it is up to me”
     
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Mr. Nicholas Askew
Name
Nicholas J. Askew
Position Pool Manager
Schools Attended/ Degrees Howard University, B.S.
Research Areas N/A
Teaching Areas Men’s Health, Health Science, Human Anatomy, Beginning Tennis, Beginning Swimming
Email N.J.ASKEW@VERIZON.NET
Phone Number (202) 806-7156
Office Location Burr Gymnasium, Room G-218
Personal Philosophy “Prosperity Through Service”
     
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Dr. Marshall Banks
Name
Marshall D. Banks, Ph.D.
Position Professor
Schools Attended/ Degrees Morehead State University – B.A.
University of Illinois – M.S, Ph.D.
Research Areas Exercise Science, Leisure Studies
Teaching Areas Kinesiology, Motor Learning, Leisure Studies, Philosophy of Sport
Email MBANKS@HOWARD.EDU
Phone Number (202) 806-7150
Office Location Burr Gymnasium, Room G-19
Personal Philosophy God Bless the Child that’s Got His Own…
     
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Dr. Carolyn Joyce Barker
Name
C. Joyce Barker, Ed.D
Position Assistant Professor (retired)
Schools Attended/ Degrees Morgan State University B.S.
Brooklyn College
M.S.T. University of Maryland –Ed.D.
Research Areas Skill Teaching
Sr. Athletes
Obesity Intervention
Ranked 3rd in National Senior Olympics (badminton)
Previous Sr. Olympic Champion – 2001
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Teaching Areas Skills Classes
Teacher Education
Publications Volleyball Testing
Fun Fundamental
Email cbarker@howard.edu
Phone Number (202) 806-6688
Office Location Burr Gymnasium
     
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Name
Laurie Blackman
Position Lecturer II
Schools Attended/ Degrees BA-Concordia University; BS-Howard University; MS-Howard University; MSW-Howard University
Research Areas Gerontology (working with older persona and minority elders)
Teaching Areas Undergraduate
Weight Training; Fitness I & II; Slimnastics I & II; Aerobic Dance Fitness
Phone Number (214) 806-9400
Office Location Burr Gymnasium, Room G-26
Personal Philosophy “A healthy mind in a healthy body”
     
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Dr. Vernon Bond
Name
Vernon Bond, Ph.D.
Position Professor, Fellow of American College and Sports Medicine
Schools Attended/ Degrees B.S. – M.S. – EdD
Research Areas Effects of physical activity on blood pressure in African Americans
Teaching Areas Exercise Physiology
Publications Bond V, Millis, RM, Adams GR, Williams D, Obisesan TO, Oke LM, Blakely R, Vaccaro P, franks BD, Neita M, Davis GC, Lewis-Jack O, Dotson CO. Normal exercise blood pressure response in African_American women with parenatl history of hypertension. Am J Med Sci 2004: 328; 78-83.

Bond V, Stephens Q, Adams RG, Vaccaro P, DeMeersman R, Williams D, Obisesan TO, Oke LM, Coleman B, Blakely R, Millis R. Aerobic exercise attenuates an exaggerated blood pressure response in normotensive young adult African-American men. Blood Pressure 2003: 11;2229-234.
Email vbond@howard.edu
Phone Number (202) 806-6327
Office Location Burr Gymnasium, Room G-240
     
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Dr. Denyce Calloway
Name
Denyce S. Calloway, Ph.D.
Position Associate Professor
Schools Attended/ Degrees North Carolina Central University, B.S.; Howard University, M.Ed.; Howard University, Ph.D.
Research Areas Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs; Stress Management, HIV/AIDS; Health Education/Health Promotion; Women’s Health
Teaching Areas Undergraduate and Graduate- Addictive Behavior, Health Problems of Children & Youth, Methods and Materials of Health Education; Stress and Tension, Health Science
Publications Corbett, D. & Calloway, D. “Physical Activity: Challenges Facing African-American Girls and Women” President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, E-Newsletter, Winter, 2006.

Calloway, D. “Understanding and Managing Stress”. In Transitions: Howard University Freshman Sourcebook, 2nd ed., Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt Publishing Co., 2006.

(Calloway) Ford, D.S. & Goode, C.R., “Health behaviors and perception of related health issues among African American Students”, Journal of American College Health, Vol. 42, March, 1994

(Calloway) Ford, D.D., “Prevention Models for Black Youth at High Risk: Education and Media” in Ecology of Alcohol and other Drug Use: Helping black High Risk Youth, Office of Substance Abuse Prevention, Monograph-7, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, (1990)

(Calloway) Ford, D.S. & Carr, P. G. “Psychological correlates of alcohol consumption among Black college students”, Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, Vol. 36, No. 1, Fall 1990.

Grants

Co-Principal Investigator, “HIV Rapid Testing Grant”, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2004-2007; Amount awarded: $810,000.

Principal Investigator, “Substance abuse and HIV Outreach Program (SHOP)”, sub-contract through McFarland Associates and the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, 2005-2007; Amount Awarded: $145,341.

Proposal submitted, “Howard University Pathways to Maternal & Child Health Professions”, Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration, 2005-2010: Total award: $850,000

Email dcalloway@howard.edu
Phone Number (202) 806-7183
Office Location Burr Gymnasium, Room G-09
Personal Philosophy My personal philosophy is that persistence, determination and a positive attitude are the keys to success.
     
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Dr. Michael Caprarola
Name
Michael Caprarola, Ph.D.
Position Associate Professor
Schools Attended/ Degrees West Chester University B.S.
University of Montana M.S.
University of Maryland Ph.D.
Research Areas Exercise and Hypertension
Teaching Areas

Graduate & Undergraduate: Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Research & Statistics
Graduate Statistics

Publications Volleyball Testing
Fun Fundamental
Email mcaprarola@howard.edu
Phone Number (202) 806-9287
Office Location Burr Gymnasium, Room G-05
Personal Philosophy 1. To challenge students to problem solve both in the classroom and in the research laboratory.
2. To prepare and encourage students to pursue a graduate or professional degree
     
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Dr. Doris R. Corbett
Name
Doris R. Corbett, Ph.D.
Position Professor
Schools Attended/ Degrees Ph.D.-University of Maryland, College Park, MD; M.S.- North Carolina Central University; B.S.-North Carolina College, Durham, North Carolina
Research Areas Research Focus is in the area of Sport Studies in the Social Sciences of Sport with an emphasis on Race and Gender Issues in Sport and Sport and Human Rights Issues
Teaching Areas Undergraduate: 1) Role of Sport in Society; 2) Sociology of Sport in contemporary Society; 3) Ethics and Social Issues I Sport; 4) History and Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport; and Graduate: 5) Ethnic and Gender Issues in Sport; 6) and Leadership in Sport Management
Publications Publications – Textbooks/Monographs

Corbett, Doris R., John Cheffers, and Eileen Crowley Sullivan (2001). “Unique Games and Sports Around the World – A Reference Guide.” Hartford, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishers.

Corbett, Doris R. (200). “Social Impact of Distance Learning I Higher Education on Health, Physical Education and Recreation Students.” Jones Institute for Educational Excellence, emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas. A Monograph

Corbett, Doris R. (1997). “Outstanding Athletes of Congress,” Washington, D.C.: United States Capitol Historical Society.

Publications – Chapter in Textbooks

Corbett, Doris R. and Stills, Aaran (2007). “African Americans and the Media, Roles, and Opportunities to Be Broadcasters, Journalists, Reporters, and Announcers.” In Diversity and Social Justice in College Sports: Sport Management and the College Athlete by Dana Brooks and Ronald Althouse. Morgantown, MV: Fitness Information Technology, Inc.

Corbett, Doris R. (CD ROM, September, 2006). “An Examination of Athletic Director’s Perception of Barriers to Employment Opportunities.” In Diversity and Social Justice in College Sports: Sport Management and the College Athlete by Dana Brooks and Ronald Althouse,. Morgantown, MV: Fitness Information Technology, Inc.

Corbett, Doris R. (CD ROM, September, 2006). “The Politics of Race and Sport in the Promotion of Human Rights.” Berlin, Germany: International Council of Sport Sciences and Physical Eduaction (ICSSPE) Bulletin No. 48. . icsspe@icsspe.org. http://www.icsspe.org

Corbett, Doris R. (CD ROM, March, 2004). “How Can Sports Science Professionals Help Bridge the increasing Chasm Between Socio-Economic and Cultural Groups.” Berlin, Germany: International Council of Sport Sciences and Physical Education (ICSSPE) Bulletin 41. . icsspe@icsspe.org. http://www.icsspe.org

Corbett, Doris R. (2003). Six different Entries in David Wiggins African American in Sport. M.E. Sharpe Publications.

Corbett, Doris R., and Patterson, Wayne (2002). “the Social Significance of Sport and its Implications for Race and Baseball.” The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture 2002 (Refereed and Selected Fourteenth Cooperstown Symposium Papers).

Corbett, Doris R. (2001). “Minority Women of Color; Unpacking Racial Ideology.” In Women in Sport: Issues and Controversies. 2nd. Edition, edited by Greta L. Cohen. Reston, VA; National Association for Girls and Women in Sport, an Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Pg. 291-310.

Corbett, D. & Johnson, William (2000). “The African-American Female in Collegiate Sport Sexism and Racism.” In Racism in College Athletics edited by Dana Brooks and Ronald Althouse. Morgantown, MV; Fitness Information Technology, Inc.

Publications – Journals

Corbett, D.R. & Calloway, D. (Winter, 2006). “Physical Activity Challenges Facing African-American Girls and Women.” President’s Council on physical Fitness and Sport – E -Newsletter.

Grants

Corbett, Doris R. Recipient of a $6,000 Grant from the Fund of Academic Excellence entitled “The African-American Woman in Sport Culture” for Program Cycle 10, Howard University. Approved June 14, 2004.

Corbett, Doris R. Recipient of a $5,000 Grant from the Fund for Academic Excellence entitled “Black Women in Sport: Past, Present and Future.” Howard University. September, 2000.

Email dcorbett@howard.edu
Phone Number (202) 806-7142
Office Location Burr Gymnasium, Main Office
Personal Philosophy

The overall goal in higher education is not merely to have students regurgitate information, but to develop their thinking abilities. The goal is to empower students with the ability to explore, synthesize, and integrate information so that it is applicable to real life situations. This is critical because students must be able to link theory to situation and identify problems that may exist in the global market place.

Because education is not isolated from society, the goal of teaching is to enhance student’ understanding of the connections among the role of education, the personal responsibilities as professionals and as citizens, and the implications of these for building a better society. To achieve this end, three fundamental critical pedagogical principles are followed:
a. To connect the courses’ content and objectives with more broad social issues
b. To scrutinize and eliminate conventional relations of power in the Classroom
c. To bring social and political into the learning process.

It is believed that good research and quality teaching is important in the academic community, but unless one is capable of interpreting the literature, communicating the research findings to the academic community and the public at large, we have failed to complete the process.

     
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Ms. Stephanie Hill
Name
Stephanie Hill
Position Teaching Assistant/ Graduate Student
Schools Attended/ Degrees Howard University – B.A. Communications
Major: Sports Management
Teaching Areas Elementary Soccer
Role of Sports in Society
Future Goals University of Tennessee PhD in Sports Management
NFL General Manager
Email Srhill_20@hotmail.com
Phone Number (202) 806-7186
Office Location Burr Gymnasium, Room G-13
Personal Philosophy We make time for what we want to make time for.
     
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Dr. Roberta Hollander
Name
Roberta B. Hollander
Position Professor and Chair
Schools Attended/ Degrees Boston University, B.A., Sociology
George Washington University, M.A., Sociology
John Hopkins University, MPH, Health Administration
American University, Ph.D., Sociology of Health and Medicine
Johns Hopkins University, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Behavior Sciences/Health Education
Research Areas Women’s Health; Work and Health: AIDS; AIDS in the Workplace
Teaching Areas Undergraduate Courses:
Women’s Health; Foundations of Health Promotion: Health Science; Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; new course in the Health of Women, Children and Families (Spring 2007)

Graduate Courses:
Community Organization for Health (program planning, implementation and evaluation); Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Work and Health

Publications Numerous publications in a wide variety of journals regarding SIDS and African Americans; health disparities; smoking and pregnancy; work and health, including AIDS in the workplace, etc.
Grants

Currently Funded:
Co-PI, grant to increase underrepresented groups in Maternal and Child Health careers, MCH Bureau, total $870,000.
PI, Travel grant to support self and two students to attend the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, approx. $4,300.

Under Review:
CoPI, grant application for improving patient-provider health communications for older African Americans, Mordecai Wyatt Johnson program, approx. $150,000.

Previously Funded:
PI, two grants re. training-of-trainers program for Health professionals in Brazil to prevent AIDS in the workplace, World AIDS Foundation (NIH Fogarty International Center, US and Institute Pasteur, France), approx. $85,000.

Email rhollander@howard.edu
Phone Number (202) 806-9402
Office Location Burr Gymnasium, Room G-25
Personal Philosophy Health is a right by virtue of birth.
     
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Name
Chris Jackson
Position Math High School Teacher
Schools Attended/ Degrees North Carolina A&T State University (Mathematics: B.S.)
Research Areas Sport Sociology
Goals Attain Masters & Doctorate
Teach, Research, Write, & Develop topic centered around racism in sports, cultural influences, and social influences.
Email crisjack03@aol.com
Phone Number (202) 904-6975
Personal Philosophy We are our ancestors’ dreams come true…with patience & sincerity we will realize our full potential.
     
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Name
Marjorie Leppo, Ph.D.
Position Professor
Schools Attended/ Degrees Towson University B.S. and M.Ed.
University of Maryland Ph.D.
Research Areas Psychology of Sport Curriculum Development and Human Growth & Development
Teaching Areas Graduate and Undergraduate Levels:
Human Growth & Development
Psychology of Sport
Research Methods
Introduction to Sport Management
Publications Author of 4 Books
Monograph and Publications in International, National, and State Journals
Grants Academic Excellence and Vice President’s Grant Awards – total $16,940
Email m.leppo_efac.howard.edu
Phone Number (202) 806-6974
Office Location Burr Gymnasium, Room G-19
     
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Mr. Lance Maxey
Name
Lance Maxey
Position Lecturer
Schools Attended/ Degrees Kennedy-King Jr. College (Chicago, Illinois) A.S.
Howard University (Washington, DC) B.S.
Howard University (Washington, DC) M.S.
Teaching Areas HHPLS: Swimming; Fitness; Water Aerobics; Soccer; Urban Recreation Theory Courses, which are Introduction to Leisure Studies & Sociology of Leisure
Email lmaxey@howard.edu
Phone Number (202) 806-9400
Office Location Burr Gymnasium, Room G-26
Personal Philosophy Teaching by example, and learnt through experience. Striving for excellence is a lifetime goal!
     
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Name
Charmil Spooner
Position Lecturer I
Schools Attended/ Degrees Howard University (B.S.)
California University of Pennsylvania (M.S.)
Teaching Areas Undergraduate Athletic Training I
Email cspooner@howard.edu
Phone Number (202) 806-9100
Office Location Burr Gymnasium, Room G-139
     
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Ms. Betty Thompsen
Name
Betty Thompsen
Position Secretary
Email bthompsen@howard.edu
Phone Number (202) 806-7142
Office Location Burr Gymnasium, Room 1013
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