Alumna receives NASPSPA Outstanding Student Paper Award
School of Kinesiology alumna Azizah Jor'dan, Ph.D., was recently selected by the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) to receive the Outstanding Student Paper Award in the Developmental Perspectives: Motor Control, Coordination, Rehabilitation (DP:MCCR) topic area. This award recognizes meritorious research by student members of NASPSPA.
As NASPSPA's 2013 recipient, Jor'dan will be recognized at the annual business meeting during this year's conference in New Orleans. Along with the distinction of this award, Dr. Jor'dan will receive a plaque, a $350 award, the opportunity to present her research at the Canadian Society of Sport Psychology and Psychomotor Learning (SCAPPS), and funding for her travel to SCAPPS.
Dr Jor'dan's adviser for her doctoral program was Michael Wade, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology. She was an active member of the School's Affordance Perception Action Laboratory (APAL) throughout her program of study. Upon graduating in May 2012, Dr. Jor'dan accepted a post-doctoral traineeship in Gerontology at Harvard Medical School. The focus of her research continues to be the role of changes in movement behavior in typical and atypical aging.