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Amanda Sullivan

Amanda Sullivan

Clinical Assistant Professor

College of Education and Health Professions

(HHPR)-Health, Human Performance, & Recreation

Phone: 479-575-4099

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Dr. Sullivan taught at the University of Evansville (Ind.) with the rank of assistant professor from January 2007 through June 2010. She designed curriculum and taught a variety of major courses. She also assisted with open houses, freshmen orientation sessions and academic advising in the department of exercise and sport science.

Dr. Sullivan served as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Arkansas from January 2004 through June 2006, designing curriculum and teaching a variety of major and activity courses in the department of Health Science, Kinesiology, Recreation and Dance (now renamed Health, Human Performance and Recreation). She assisted in the orientation and academic advising of freshmen and transfer students in the department and in the orientation of new graduate teaching assistants.

She also worked as a substitute teacher in the Fayetteville School District from August through December 2003 and completed her internship teaching in the Rogers School District from August 2002 through May 2003. She worked as a student athletic trainer for the University of Arkansas from August 1997 through May 2003 and worked as Adventure Club instructor in the Bentonville School District from May 1999 through August 2001.

  • Childhood obesity and physical education
  • Creating opportunities for children with special needs
  • Cultural disparities in education
  • Kinesiology Pedagogy – Physical Education
  • Kinesiology - Exercise Science

Ph.D., University of Arkansas, Kinesiology, 2006
M.A.T., University of Arkansas, Physical Education, 2003
B.S.E., University of Arkansas, Kinesiology, 2002

Forbess, J. & Sullivan, A. (2015). Preparing Students for the Hiring Process. Presented at SHAPE America PETE & HETE National Conference, October 29, 2015, Atlanta, GA.

Sullivan, A. & Forbess, J. (2015). Student Accountability and Assessment. Presented at SHAPE America PETE & HETE National Conference, October 29, 2015, Atlanta, GA.

Foster, A., Sullivan, A., & Forbess, J. (2014). Innovative Ideas for Core Subject Implementation in Secondary Physical Education. Presented at Arkansas AHPERD, November 7, 2014, Embassy Suites Hotel, Little Rock, AR.

Sullivan, A., Merrie, M. & Shewmake, C. (2013). APE Games and Activities: PE Considerations and Modifications for Students with Special Needs. Presented at Arkansas AHPERD, November 8, 2013, Embassy Suites Hotel, Little Rock, AR.

Sullivan, A., Mayes, S., Forbess, J. & Smith-Nix, A. (2011). Classes Large or Small, Active Learning for All.  Presented at Arkansas AHPERD, November 18, 2011, Embassy Suites Hotel, Little Rock, AR.

Sullivan, A., Legan, T., Kuester, S., Rajcan, V., & Hasbrouck, S. (2009). Activities Can Educate Students (ACES). Presented at the Indiana AHPERD Southwest Regional Conference, Vincennes University, IN. 

Davis, A. (2005).  Two hour workshop for training new teaching assistants on students learning styles at the University of Arkansas Teaching Assistant Orientation, Fayetteville, AR.  

Davis, A. (2005). Through the lens of intersectionality: examination of barriers in teacher education programs. Presented at the Joint National Conference for the National Association of African American Studies, Houston, TX.

Davis, A. (2004). Three hour workshop for training new teaching assistants on students learning styles at the University of Arkansas Teaching Assistant Orientation, Fayetteville, AR.  

Davis, A. (2004). The effects of dropping remedial courses on African-American athletes in the Southeastern Conference. Presented at the Joint National Conference for the National Association of African American Studies, Houston, TX.

Spence, S., Davis, A., & Miller, J. (2003). What do physical education teachers in Northwest Arkansas really think about fitness testing? Poster presentation at Arkansas AHPERD, Eureka Springs, AR.

Dr. Sullivan taught at the University of Evansville (Ind.) with the rank of assistant professor from January 2007 through June 2010. She designed curriculum and taught a variety of major courses. She also assisted with open houses, freshmen orientation sessions and academic advising in the department of exercise and sport science.

Dr. Sullivan served as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Arkansas from January 2004 through June 2006, designing curriculum and teaching a variety of major and activity courses in the department of Health Science, Kinesiology, Recreation and Dance (now renamed Health, Human Performance and Recreation). She assisted in the orientation and academic advising of freshmen and transfer students in the department and in the orientation of new graduate teaching assistants.

She also worked as a substitute teacher in the Fayetteville School District from August through December 2003 and completed her internship teaching in the Rogers School District from August 2002 through May 2003. She worked as a student athletic trainer for the University of Arkansas from August 1997 through May 2003 and worked as Adventure Club instructor in the Bentonville School District from May 1999 through August 2001.

  • Outstanding Ph.D. Student in Kinesiology for 2004-2005
  • Baum Teaching Assistant Award at the University of Arkansas for the 2004-2005 academic school year
  • Chancellor’s List for 2004-2006 academic school year
  • Manchester Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women for 2005-2006
  • Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs 2008-2009
  • New Faculty Commendation for Teaching Commitment for 2010-2011
  • Outstanding Advising Award for HHPR for 2011-2012
  • New Faculty Commendation for Teaching Commitment for 2011-2012
  • Game Day Professor for Razorback Football, Texas A&M game 2013