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Wade receives award for scholarship on motor development, ergonomics

WadeM-2009.jpgProfessor Michael Wade, School of Kinesiology, was recognized with the prestigious President's Award from the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) at its recent annual conference in Burlington, VT. NASPSPA is a renowned international society dedicated to the scientific study of motor behavior and sport/exercise psychology. The President's Award is given to scholars who have made a significant impact on the field of kinesiology and especially the NASPSPA organization.

"Mike has been a cornerstone of NASPSPA's longevity and stability, said Jody Jensen, president of NASPSPA. "Mike served the society as president in 1987-1988. He was the senior lecturer in 2002 for Motor Development. Mike worked alongside Rainer Martens, Jack Keogh, and Dick Schmidt in creating NASPSPA's first independent conference held in 1973, and regularly served as program area chair for Motor Development (1984, 1989, 1997). He has been a great mentor to many of us in NASPSPA."

Wade is an internationally recognized scholar in the area of motor development and ergonomics and has been the keynote speaker at conferences from Turkey to Australia, from Taiwan to Egypt. He is a Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology and other professional organizations.

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