Haywood, Kathleen M. 1950-

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HAYWOOD, Kathleen M. 1950-

PERSONAL: Born January 3, 1950, in St. Louis, MO; daughter of Eugene (a chemical worker) and Mildred (a homemaker; maiden name, Sovic) Haywood. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, A.B., 1972, A.M., 1973; University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D., 1976. Religion: Roman Catholic. Hobbies and other interests: Tennis.

ADDRESSES: Home—St. Charles, MO. Office—University of Missouri—St. Louis, 8001 Natural Bridge Rd., St. Louis, MO 63121. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: University of Missouri—St. Louis, professor and associate dean, 1976—.

MEMBER: North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (past president), American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education (fellow).

AWARDS, HONORS: Mabel Lee Award, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.

WRITINGS:

(With Catherine F. Lewis) Teaching Archery: Steps to Success, Leisure Press (Champaign, IL), 1989, 2nd edition, Human Kinetics Publishers (Champaign, IL), 1997.

(With Nancy Getchell) Life Span Motor Development, Human Kinetics Publishers (Champaign, IL), 1986, 3rd edition published as Learning Activities for Life Span Motor Development, 2001.

SIDELIGHTS: Kathleen M. Haywood told CA: "I enjoy synthesizing information and presenting it in a way that helps college students learn and apply that information. A particular challenge for me is teaching students broad concepts in addition to detailed facts, especially concepts that hold true across sub-areas of study.

"For the type of writing I do, it is necessary for scores of movement scientists to carry out painstaking research over years of their careers, so they are the primary influences on this work.

"My writing process relies on the power of concentration. It is necessary to bring every ounce of attention to the work and block out all distractions.

"When I wrote my first text, I was focused on the task at hand and doing quality work. So it was a pleasant surprise when the first person stopped me in an elevator after reading my name tag and told me how much they had enjoyed my book. It is that memory that constantly reminds me that real people are exposed to topics through my work, so steps must be taken to do every piece with care and inspiration."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Book Report, May-June, 1989, Anne Foulkes, review of Teaching Archery: Steps to Success, p. 61.

Choice, January, 2002, K. Williams, review of Learning Activities for Life Span Motor Development, p. 919.

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