College of Education

Gay Timken - Vita


EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Oregon State University - June 2000
    Exercise & Sport Science. Emphasis: Sport Pedagogy. Minor: Adult Education (integrated).
    Dissertation: "The effects of case methods used during practicum experiences on preservice physical education teachersŐ value orientations and beliefs."

  • M.S., - Fort Hays State University - May 1989
    Health & Human Performance. Emphasis: Exercise Science & Master Teaching.
    Thesis: ŇThe effect of a twelve week fitness program on interaction between the Fort Hays Fitness Test and body-esteem of college aged females.Ó

  • B.S. - Fort Hays State University - May 1987
    Health & Human Performance.
    Emphasis: Physical Education teaching certification, Health Education teaching certification, Middle school endorsement in English and Social Studies; Exercise Science.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Western Oregon University - Fall 2003 to present
    Assistant professor of Physical Education Teacher Education. College of Education; Division of Health & Physical Education. Monmouth, Oregon

  • University of Arizona - Fall 2002 to 2003
    Assistant professor of Physical Education Teacher Education. College of Education; Department of Physical Education. Tucson, Arizona

  • University of Rhode Island - Fall 2000 to Summer 2002
    Assistant professor of Physical Education Teacher Education. College of Human Science & Services; Department of Physical Education & Exercise Science. Kingston, Rhode Island.

  • Oregon State University - Fall 1996 to Summer 2000
    Graduate teaching assistant. College of Health & Human Performance; Department of Exercise & Sport Science. Corvallis, Oregon.

  • Fort Hays State University - Fall 1990 to June 1996
    Instructor and head assistant menŐs and womenŐs cross country and track and field coach. College of Human Sciences & Services; Department of Health & Human Performance. Hays, Kansas.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Oregon Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance American Educational Research Association. Special Interest Group: Physical Education Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

SCHOLARSHIP

Professional Presentations - National


  • Timken, G., & Griffey, D. (In review). Teachers' perceptions and curricular beliefs: Impact of a PEP intervention. Proposal accepted for the 2004 AERA conference, San Diego, CA.

  • Timken, G., & Griffey, D. (2003). Future teachers we have known: Benchmarks of reflective practice. Presented at the NASPE PETE conference, Baton Rouge, LA.

  • Abourezk, T., Cusimano, B., Darst, C., Darst, P., Patterson, D.L., Sinclair, C., Timken, G., van der Mars, H., & Wright, M.T. (April, 2003). ADMIT It: If You DonŐt Use ŇemÓ, You Lose Them. Presented at the 2003 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD) conference, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Timken, G., Sariscsany, M.J., Patterson, D.L., Wright, M.T., Cusimano, B., van der Mars, H., Darst, P., Abourezk, T., & Sinclair, C. (April, 2002). IŐd rather see a sermonÉDo teacher educators practice what they preach? Presented at the 2002 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD) conference, San Diego, CA.

  • Ballinger, D., & Timken, G. (April, 2002). Using folio assessment in college physical education teacher education. Presented at the 2002 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD) conference, San Diego, CA.

  • Timken, G., (March, 2001). Can we do it all? Merging sport education, games for understanding and social responsibility, in the session Off the endangered list: Making a difference in secondary physical education. Presented at the 2001 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD) conference, Cincinnati, OH.

  • Timken, G., & van der Mars, H. (October, 1999). The Effects of Case Methods on Preservice Physical Education TeacherŐs Beliefs and Value Orientations. Presented at the 1999 COPPPE/NASPE Teacher Education Conference in Physical Education, Chicago, IL.

Professional Presentations - Regional
  • Timken, G. (February 2004). Fun-filled fitness for physical education. Presented at the 2004 Northwest Conference on ChildrenŐs Physical Education, Portland, OR.

  • Timken, G., & Sariscsany, M.J. (February, 2002). Fun-filled fitness for physical education. Presented at the 2002 Eastern District Association / Southern District Association Conference, Baltimore, MD.

  • Timken, G., & Sariscsany, M.J. (February, 2002). IŐd rather see a sermonÉDo teacher educators practice what they preach? Presented at the 2002 Eastern District Association / Southern District Association Conference, Baltimore, MD.

  • Ballinger, D., & Timken, G. (February, 2002). Use of folios and NASPE standards in teacher preparation. Presented at the 2002 Eastern District Association / Southern District Association Conference, Baltimore, MD.

  • Sariscsany, MJ & Timken, G., (March, 2001). Team building and responsibility: Not just for the outdoors. Presented at the 2001 Eastern District (AAHPERD) Association conference, Newport, RI.

  • Timken, G., (February, 2001). LETŐS GET PHYSICAL(ly active). Presented at the 2001 Northwest Conference on ChildrenŐs Physical Education, Portland, OR.

  • Timken, G., & Sariscsany, M.J. (February, 2000). The pleasures and perils of being a mentor teacher and being mentored. Presented at the 2000 Northwest Conference on ChildrenŐs Physical Education, Portland, OR.

  • Sariscsany, M.Jj & Timken, G., (February, 2000). Team building and responsibility: Not just for the outdoors. Presented at the 2000 Northwest Conference on ChildrenŐs Physical Education, Portland, OR.

  • van der Mars, H., Cusimano, B., Schuldheisz, J., & Timken, G., (February, 1997). The Surgeon GeneralŐs Report on physical activity and health: Implications for school physical education programs. Presented at the 1997 Northwest Conference on ChildrenŐs Physical Education, Portland, OR.

  • Kandt, G., Oppliger, J., Krob, J., & Timken, G., (October, 1994). Relationship between twenty meter shuttle test performance and competitive running performance. Presented at the 1994 American College of Sports Medicine - Central States Chapter annual meeting.

Professional Presentations Đ Local & State
  • Timken, G., & Sariscsany, M.J. (November, 2002). Fun-filled fitness for physical education. Invited workshop presenters at the 2002 South Carolina Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, Myrtle Beach, SC.

  • Sariscsany, M.J. & Timken, G. (November, 2002). Team building and responsibility: Not just for the outdoors. Invited presentation at the 2002 South Carolina Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, Myrtle Beach, SC.

  • Timken, G. (October, 2002). Fun-filled fitness for physical education. Presented at the 2002 Arizona Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance conference, Tucson, AZ.

  • Timken, G., & URI student teachers (October, 2001). Getting students ready to be active: Introductory activities that work. Presented at the 2001 RIAHPERD conference, Lincoln, RI.

  • Timken, G., (October, 2001). LETS GET PHYSICAL(ly active). Presented at the 2001 RIAHPERD conference, Lincoln, RI.

  • Timken, G., (August, 2001). Team building and responsibility: Not just for the outdoors. Presented at the 2001 Bay Conference, Exeter, RI.

  • Timken, G., Patterson, D., & Wright, M. (April, 1999). Teaching activities in after-school programs. Presented as a seminar for the STARS after-school volunteers, Corvallis, OR.

  • Timken, G., (January,1995). Walking to fitness. Presented to the Hays (Kansas) Diabetes Support Group.

  • Timken, G., (November, 1992). From snappinŐ to rappinŐ. Presented at the 1992 Kansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

  • Timken, G., (November, 1991). Opportunities for women in athletics. Presented at the 1991 Kansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Poster Presentations
  • Griffey, D., & Timken, G. (2003). The Petite and Ponderous Problems of Learning to Teach: A Participant Observation Study. Presented at the NASPE PETE conference, Baton Rouge, LA.

  • Timken, G., (August, 2001). One step further: Merging TGFU, Sport Education & Social Responsibility. Poster presented at the 2001 Teaching Games for Understanding (TGFU) International Conference, Plymouth, NH.

  • Timken, G., & van der Mars, H. (March 2000 ). The effects of case methods on preservice physical education teachersŐ value orientations. Poster presented at the 2000 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD) conference, Orlando, FL.

Manuscripts Published
  • Timken, G. (March/April, 2003). Fun-filled fitness games for physical education. Strategies, 16(4), 25-27.

  • Timken, G., & van der Mars, H. (March, 2000). The effects of case methods on preservice physical education teachersŐ value orientations. Research Quarterly for Exercise & Sport, 71(1), 83.

  • Timken, G., (1994). ChildrenŐs Rhythm and Movement. Unpublished text for HHP 231, ChildrenŐs Rhythm and Movement. Fort Hays State University.

  • Timken, G., (Fall, 1991). ŇAerobic dance and fitness.Ó (Book review). KAHPERD, 60(2), 42.

Book Chapters in Progress
  • Timken, G. (In progress). When diversity becomes normal: Seeing difference and beyond to teach all kids. To be published (Spring 2005) in a physical education curriculum textbook, Standards Based Curriculum Development, by Jacalyn Lund & Deborah Tannehill.

Manuscripts in Progress
  • Timken, G. & Griffey, D. (In progress). Relationship of teachersŐ curricular beliefs to studentsŐ physical activity levels in physical education.

  • Timken, G. & van der Mars, H. (In progress). The effects of case methods on preservice physical education teachersŐ value orientations. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education.

  • Timken, G. & van der Mars, H. (In progress). Delving further: Case methods and PETE studentsŐ beliefs and value orientations. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education.

Research in Progress
  • Timken, G. Developing congruent practice of student teachers: A vis-ˆ-vis process of reflection. Plan to begin pilot phase Spring 2004.

Grants
  • Timken, G. (Fall 2003). Faculty Development Grant Đ for professional travel, $750.00, Funded, Western Oregon University.

  • Timken, G. (Spring 2003). College of Education Research Facilitation Grant, $2,000.00, Funded, University of Arizona.

  • Timken, G., & Griffey, D. (Co-PIŐs; Fall 2002) Arizona Board of Regents, $24,996.00, Not Funded, University of Arizona.

  • Timken, G. (Winter 2001). Faculty Development Research Grant, $9,728.00, Not funded, University of Rhode Island.

  • Timken, G. (Winter 2001). PT3 Grant, $3,000.00, Funded, University of Rhode Island.

  • Timken, G. (Winter 2001). URI Foundation Faculty Assistance Fund, $2,000.00, Funded for $500.00, University of Rhode Island.

  • Timken, G. (Fall 2000). URI Foundation Competitive Grant, $5,555.86, Not Funded, University of Rhode Island.

  • Timken, G. (Fall 1998). Health & Human Performance Departmental grant recipient, $500.00, Oregon State University.

  • Timken, G. (Fall 1993). Kansas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance grant recipient, $1,500.00.

Grants in Progress
  • Timken, G. (Preparing to submit proposal for WOU Faculty Development Grant; January 2004). Developing congruent practice of student teachers: A vis-ˆ-vis process of reflection

SERVICE

  • Western Oregon University
    • Chair. Division, HPE Curriculum committee
    • Member. Division, HPE Follow-up committee
    • Member. Division, HPE Graduate committee
    • Member. Division, Service Learning committee
    • Member. College, NCATE Review Disposition committee

  • University of Arizona
    • Member. Department, Physical Education Curriculum committee
    • Member. Department, Physical Education Teacher Education admissions committee.
    • Member: Department, Graduate Faculty committee
    • Member: Department, Search committee for pedagogy position
    • Coordinator: Department, Student teaching coordinator
    • Member. College, Academic Programs Committee.
    • Member: College, Task force on outreach and partnerships for the development of a new Center for Teacher Education at UA.
    • Guest Reviewer: Quantitative manuscript for Journal of Teaching in Physical Education.
    • Member: AzAHPERD Teacher of the Year committee.

  • University of Rhode Island
    • Faculty advisor. Department, Physical Education Teacher Education majorŐs club.
    • Member. Department, Undergraduate curriculum committee.
    • Member. Department, Search committee for two tenure-track pedagogy positions and one adapted physical education position.
    • Member. State, Rhode Island Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance executive committee.
    • Member. State, Advocacy Committee for the Rhode Island Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance.
    • Member. State, Rhode Island Bay Conference planning committee.
    • Member. State, Rhode Island State Physical Education Standards development committee.
    • Guest reviewer. Secondary physical education methods textbook for Benjamin Cummings Publishers.
    • Guest reviewer. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education.
    • Volunteer. Special Olympics State Games of Rhode Island. June 1-3, 2001.

  • Oregon State University
    • Member. Graduate student representative to Graduate Faculty Committee.
    • Volunteer. Corvallis elementary and secondary physical education class.
    • Volunteer. Track & field coach at Philomath High School, Philomath, Oregon.
    • Volunteer. Track & field coach at Corvallis High School, Corvallis, Oregon.
    • Coach. Sport for Understanding cross country team. Youth international exchange program with Youth for Understanding. Summer 1997 team to Australia 1997 Sport for Understanding Lead Coach. Summer 1996 team to New Zealand. 1996 Sport for Understanding Coach of the Year.

  • Fort Hays State University
    • Member. Search committee for tenure-track adapted physical education position.
    • Coordinator. Dance for Heart (American Heart Association).
    • Volunteer. Special Olympics.

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